Head of Entertainment - John McHugh

Executive Producer, Entertainment - Brian Páircéir

Updated: 12th January 2016


RTÉ Entertainment is now commissioning for both RTÉ One and RTÉ2
Entertainment on RTÉ One provides shared experiences for the nation on a regular basis from our mainstream in house productions such as The Late Late Show, The Ray D'Arcy Show to contemporary large scale commissions like The Voice and Ireland's Fittest Family. The challenge here is to continue to serve and provide engaging, relevant and entertaining content for our core audience who watch our output in huge numbers, while looking to attract new, younger viewers, particularly in the 25 - 44 year old age groups.

While talent shows, chat shows and one off events are the cornerstones of RTÉ One Entertainment, we are actively looking for fresh programming and to create and develop indigenous formats and ideas.

Entertainment on RTÉ2 needs to be about contemporary, brave, relevant and exciting propositions aimed squarely at the very discerning 15 to 34 year old market. The RTÉ Entertainment Department is in the market for ideas for RTÉ2.

Please note RTÉ One and RTÉ2 will still consider single factual and pop docs for contestable slots on a rolling basis.


Factual Entertainment Series' for RTÉ2

Target Slot: (Contestable slot) Autumn 2017, Post-Watershed, RTÉ2

Episodes: 10-12 x 52 mins

Cost: 55- 90k per episode (exclusive of format fees, if applicable).
Cost effective production models are particularly attractive.

Target Audience: 15 - 44

Deadline: 12 noon Monday 13th February 2017 (STRICT DEADLINE)

RTE Entertainment is seeking a big new Factual Entertainment series for Autumn 2017 to broadcast on RTÉ2. Do you have a strong idea for a returnable series to capture the 15 - 44 target audience? We are open to bought-in formats, live or pre-recorded, that already have resonance with our audience, or strong fresh and exciting Irish formats.

We are looking for big ideas that have real cut through and innovation at their heart and that most importantly capture a slice of contemporary Ireland. Key determinants behind the successful idea will be casting, talent, format and subject matter. The preference is for constructed format - The Apprentice, The Island, First Dates - rather than straight-forward Factual.

We ask, in the first instance, that producers submit ideas into the eCommissioning system:
under the programme category Entertainment "FACT ENTERTAINMENT 2017 RTE2"

Closing date for submissions: 12 noon - Monday 13th February 2017. (STRICT DEADLINE)


Format Farm

We are always looking for ideas that can be developed or commissioned for Format Farm. For more information on Format Farm please click here


Please note:
The discussion of, or initial interest in, a proposal does not represent a commitment to commission by RTÉ and should not be understood as such. Commissioning decisions will reflect the quality of proposals received and the scheduling priorities operating at the time. RTÉ's financial position will also be a factor.

NB: Any proposals previously submitted to RTÉ in categories listed here, and which were rejected on a first reading in a previous Round, should not be re-submitted and will not be reconsidered.


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