Deputy Head of Sport- Cliona O'Leary

Commissioning Brief:

Call for Ideas

GAA-related programming to complement our Live GAA coverage across the Championships.

Budget: Up to €350,000 maximum

RTÉ Sport is the sole free to air broadcast partner of the GAA for the All-Ireland football and hurling Championships 2017-2021, and is looking for innovative and engaging programming ideas to complement our live coverage.

Types of programmes which played in this genre over the years include Breaking Ball, Park Live, Road to Croker, The Committee Room, Championship Matters and Thank GAA it's Friday.

We have a variety of slots available which can accommodate a number of different options:
. A mid-week or weekend series during the Championships or
. A behind-the-scenes mini-series during the Championships or
. GAA related documentaries which could play in November/December.

We will pay particular attention to proposals which
. are truly innovative;
. make creative use of new or existing presenting talent;
. demonstrate a full understanding of the unique nature of the national games and their place in the hearts of an Irish audience;
. come with clear and deliverable 360-degree digital/social plans as part of the proposal.

In brief, consider what you would enjoy as a GAA fan, match it up with the allocated budget and send it into us.

The successful proposal will broadcast in 2017, and there may be an option of it being re-commissioned for 2018 & 2019.

We ask, in the first instance, that producers submit ideas into the eCommissioning system:
under the programme category: Sport "GAA 2017"

Closing date for submissions is 12 noon on 27th of March 2017. (STRICT DEADLINE)


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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