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Media - Thursday 19 March, 2015

UPC has launched its own streaming service…

But Netflix it ain’t. And you may have to pay extra for it.

From Business ETC Denis O’Brien’s media empire just got that bit smaller Cashing Out

Denis O’Brien’s media empire just got that bit smaller

But the O’Brien-controlled Independent News and Media wants to use its new cash windfall to expand in Ireland.

Media - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

From Business ETC Another American Apparel ad has been banned for sexualising children Too Young

Another American Apparel ad has been banned for sexualising children

It’s the second time in six months the fashion label has fallen foul of UK authorities.

Things are not quite going to plan inside UTV Ireland

It is expecting to lose twice as much money as predicted this year.

Media - Sunday 15 March, 2015

From Business ETC Poll: Who will you watch, Ray or Tubridy? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who will you watch, Ray or Tubridy?

Brendan O’Connor stint at the helm of RTÉ’s Saturday night chat show is coming to an end.

From Business ETC Here’s everything you need to know about business this week The Briefcase

Here’s everything you need to know about business this week

Everyone was talking about the euro on a downward spiral, a solid-gold Apple Watch and Blurred Lines.

Media - Saturday 14 March, 2015

No comment from RTÉ after Late Late Show ‘doesn’t give Tony Fenton even 30 seconds’

Ian Dempsey called the state broadcaster out on the omission.

BBC’s website went down and an old childhood nemesis freaked everyone out

That old test card made a terrifying reappearance.

Media - Friday 13 March, 2015

Ireland’s biggest newspaper group spent €9.3 million on redundancies last year

Advertising and cost-cutting are keeping the books balanced for the media group.

Media - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

From Business ETC That US jury’s Blurred Lines verdict could change the entire music business Thicke And Fast

That US jury’s Blurred Lines verdict could change the entire music business

Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke were ordered to pay about €7 million for copying parts of a Marvin Gaye track.

This striking newspaper cover won front page of the year last night

The Independent on Sunday picked up the top gong in Britain for this front page on the killing of a hostage by Islamic State.

Would a Top Gear without Jeremy Clarkson survive?

It’s likely to continue to be a nice little earner for the Beeb.

Poll: Is it time for Jeremy Clarkson to go? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is it time for Jeremy Clarkson to go?

Has he gone too far this time?

Media - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

‘I’m not saying the bondage is going to save anyone’s life but…’

Phillip Schofield isn’t happy about people who complained about his show’s Bondage for Beginners segment.

Media - Sunday 8 March, 2015

An RTÉ documentary about bras has won a prestigious international award

The Common Thread celebrated the garment’s 100-year history.

Round 3: The New Land League’s Jerry Beades had a few things to say about Vincent Browne today

The battle for Gorse Hill spilled over onto the Marian Finucane programme earlier.

Media - Saturday 7 March, 2015

From Business ETC ‘Broadcasting isn’t as bad as politics’: Life behind the scenes at RTÉ Late Debate

‘Broadcasting isn’t as bad as politics’: Life behind the scenes at RTÉ

Keelin Shanley talks gender quotas and panel balance.

Media - Saturday 28 February, 2015

Here’s everything you need to know about business this week

Everyone was talking about Cadbury’s cuts, McWilliams’ biscuits and some dodgy ads.

Media - Friday 27 February, 2015

‘The Michael O’Leary of the hotel world? I’ll take that’

The manager of the Charleville Lodge Hotel has been doing a lot of talking in the last 12 hours

Media - Thursday 26 February, 2015

Hmmm… It seems we have MORE trust in the government now

Government is the only institution to record see a rise in how much it is trusted by the public over the past year.

From Business ETC Watch: Ad for ‘the world’s slimmest phone’ banned for objectifying women Kazam

Watch: Ad for ‘the world’s slimmest phone’ banned for objectifying women

Authorities in the United Kingdom received several complaints about the ad.

Media - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly threatens to ‘come after’ reporter over war zone claims

“I am coming after you with everything I have,” O’Reilly’s reported to have said, adding: “You can take it as a threat.”

Media - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

Irish American businessman who brought Coca Cola to Ireland has died RIP

Irish American businessman who brought Coca Cola to Ireland has died

Enda Kenny said, “We have lost a true friend”.

Media - Saturday 21 February, 2015

Here’s everything you need to know about business this week

Everyone was talking about rental prices, plain packaging and newspaper figures.

From Business ETC Malcolm Gladwell shares the worst advice he’s ever received You're Not Helping

Malcolm Gladwell shares the worst advice he’s ever received

The ‘Outliers’ author didn’t listen to his well-intentioned friend’s career advice. Which is just as well, really.

Media - Friday 20 February, 2015

WATCH: Mick Wallace has dyed his hair pink

The Wexford TD took the bold step for Today FM’s Shave or Dye.

Media - Thursday 19 February, 2015

Lambasting Kate over a few grey hairs isn’t harmless – it shows the pressure women face

Kate Middleton is 33 years old, the mother of a toddler, and is currently pregnant… is anyone really shocked she has a grey hair or two?

From Business ETC RTÉ has delayed the Taoiseach’s interview… because of EastEnders Bumped
From Business ETC A bad day for Irish newspapers: all of them have lost sales in the past year Read All About It

A bad day for Irish newspapers: all of them have lost sales in the past year

The 2014 figures are in… and they don’t make happy reading for publishers.

From Business ETC People aren’t happy with the Daily Mail’s front page about Kate Middleton’s hair 50 Shades Of Grey

People aren’t happy with the Daily Mail’s front page about Kate Middleton’s hair

Oh Daily Mail, are you really showing such poor taste.

Media - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

Got a question for Irish Water? We’ll have a spokesperson live in the newsroom today

A lot of people weren’t clear what this month’s ‘registration deadline’ meant for householders… Got a question you need answered?

From Business ETC Telegraph writer resigns, claiming advertisers were influencing stories Peter Oborne

Telegraph writer resigns, claiming advertisers were influencing stories

Peter Oborne said the paper was too close to HSBC.

Media - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

From Business ETC The Irish Times is bringing in a very leaky paywall Sign Of The Times

The Irish Times is bringing in a very leaky paywall

But one analyst has warned the plan could backfire and send readers to other outlets.

Media - Monday 16 February, 2015

Next phase: Irish ‘Mars One’ hopeful Dr Joseph Roche has made the final 100

Next phase: Irish ‘Mars One’ hopeful Dr Joseph Roche has made the final 100

50 men and 50 women have been named in the final 100 this morning. The high cost of the mooted mission precludes the option of a return trip.

Media - Sunday 15 February, 2015

Here’s everything you need to know about business this week

Everyone was talking about Willie Walsh’s sales pitch, D-Day for Greece and Swissleaks.

Media - Saturday 14 February, 2015

From Business ETC Opinion: What do traditional newspapers have to do to survive? Analysis

Opinion: What do traditional newspapers have to do to survive?

Dumbing down their content, pursuing ‘edgy’ stories over quality journalism, are not wise decisions, writes Paul Allen.