Head of Entertainment - John McHugh

Executive Producer, Entertainment - Michael Kealy


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 Saturday Night Show to contemporary large scale commissions like The Voice and The Hit. 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 and like other genres we are looking to contest several slots in 2014. Innovation in a challenging budgetary environment will be key to success.

Ideas for both channels which have the ability to attract BAI Sound and Vision funding will be particularly attractive.

Please note RTÉ One and RTÉ2 will still consider single factual and pop docs (52 mins, approx budget 55k) for contestable slot on a rolling basis.


ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMMING ON RTÉ2 - Contestable with other Genres

We are open to innovative, edgy Entertainment ideas which clearly deliver on the key requirements for RTÉ2; i.e. talkability, virality and real cut through with younger demos.

No. of Episodes/Duration: 6 x 30 minutes, 6 x 60 minutes

Transmission: RTÉ Two post-watershed - TX T1 2016

Budget: In the region of 80K to 85K per hour*

We ask, in the first instance, that producers submit ideas into the eCommissioning system:
https://e-commissioning.rte.ie/SWIFT.Web/skins/rte/login.aspx under the programme category "RTÉ2 Contestable Slot"


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.


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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