New chief for Irish-language broadcaster

Irish-language public broadcaster TG4 has named Alan Esslemont as its new director-general. Esslemont, who is currently head of content at Scottish Gaelic channel BBC Alba, will take up his role in mid-October. He replaces Pól Ó Gallchóir who has been at the head of the service since April 2000. Esslemont, who helped create BBC Alba, […]

Mediaset distances itself from alleged blackmail case

Italian broadcaster Mediaset has moved to distance itself from an emerging scandal surrounding Emilio Fede, the former head of the broadcaster’s news service TG4. According to La Stampa newspaper, Fede is being investigated for allegedly being in possession of compromising photos – which may have been a photomontage – of Mediaset’s head of information, Mauro […]

TG4 launches on smart TV, updates player and iPad app

Irish language broadcaster TG4 has launched a new smart TV app, available on the Samsung, Philips, Opera TV, Sony, Foxxum, Toshiba and Google TV platforms. The apps have also been submitted for the LG and Panasonic smart TV portals. According to TG4, the move marks the completion of a three-phase digital content distribution strategy. TG4 […]