Eddie Doyle


RTÉ calls for half-hour scripted comedies

RTÉ and the Irish Film Board have formed a partnership to support new Irish scripted comedy projects with export potential. After the success of shows like The Young Offenders (pictured), RTÉ is calling for proposals for half-hour scripted comedies, which have the potential to be picked up by international distributors and broadcasters. Participation in this […]

UKTV buys RTÉ comedy in ‘breakthrough’ deal

British multichannel operator UKTV has acquired Irish comedy Bridget & Eamon for its Gold network. This marks the first time a UK broadcaster has bought a fully-funded RTÉ comedy, and is “a real breakthrough for Irish comedy in Britain,” according to RTÉ head of comedy Eddie Doyle. “Building on the success of [BBC-commissioned comedy] Mrs […]