RTÉ ENTERTAINMENT

RTÉ ENTERTAINMENT

COMMISSIONING BRIEF

Head of Entertainment - John McHugh

Executive Producer, Entertainment - Brian Páircéir

Updated: 24th February 2016

ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMMING

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.

In particular we will consider entertaining proposals that will fit well into the successful Reality Bites strand of popular docs with an edge. Innovation in a challenging budgetary environment will be the key to success. (50 mins, approx budget 55k)

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 for contestable slots on a rolling basis.

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Factual Entertainment for RTÉ2 2017

Transmission: RTÉ2 post watershed 2017

Budget : Up to 75k to 85K per hour

Duration: 3 x 1hour

RTE2 is seeking proposals for high impact factual entertainment series with strong appeal for the target 15 - 34 year old audience for 2017. Series which have worked well in the past include the highly successful Meet the McDonaghs. Dramatic narratives which allow us insight into a world previously unseen or dealing with themes of particular interest to the core demographic will be considered. While we won't shy away from the serious this is at its core an entertainment proposition and our audience wants to kick back and enjoy a journey with a strong cast of characters. Casting and genuine access, as always, will be the key to the success of these series.

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: Entertainment & Music "Factual Entertainment RTE2 2017"

No closing date confirmed.

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Entertainment for RTÉ2 (contestable slot) 2017

Transmission: RTÉ2 post watershed 2017

Budget : Up to 75K to 85K per hour

Duration: 6 x 1hour

RTE 2 is seeking strong entertainment proposals for this contestable slot. At this price point can you propose a strong entertainment show with real appeal and talkability for the target audience? This is a chance to make the case to us for something new or maybe something old with a clever twist for a new generation. Stretch the imagination and make the pitch!

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: Entertainment & Music "Entertainment Contestable RTE2 2017"

No closing date confirmed.

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Entertainment for RTÉ2 (contestable slot) 2017

Transmission: RTÉ2 post watershed 2017

Budget : Up to 75K to 85K per hour

Duration: 6 x 30 mins

RTE 2 is looking for a high impact entertainment series for 2017. Can you create a must see show for the key 15 - 34 audience.
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: Entertainment & Music "Entertainment Contestable Series RTE2 2017"

No closing date confirmed.

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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

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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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