With the DVD 'Reeling in the 90s' released today, it has been announced that RTÉ will be making a new series of 'Reeling in the Years' in 2010.
'Reeling in the 90s' is a 170-minute, double-disc DVD featuring the key news, sport, pop culture and entertainment events from the decade.
The DVD soundtrack features music from international acts like The Spice Girls, Blur, Kylie Minogue, Take That, Fat Boy Slim, Bobby Brown, All Saints, Jay-Z, The Sterophonics and Crowded House, along with performances from Irish artists such as U2, Westlife, Daniel O'Donnell, Sinéad O'Connor, The Frank And Walters, A House, Richie Kavanagh, The Corrs, B*witched and The Cranberries.
Commenting on the new DVD, 'Reeling in the Years' producer John O'Regan said: "Right from the first transmissions of 'Reeling in the Years' over 10 years ago, we've always had strong public interest in a 'boxed set' DVD version of the programme, but difficulties over music and footage copyright clearances always got in the way.
"Thanks to the involvement of EMI Ireland and the extensive work of RTÉ's Libraries and Archives, we were finally able to release 'Reeling in the 80s' last Christmas, and the 'Reeling in the 90s' DVD goes into the shops today."
Of the new series, he said: "We'll start production next year on another series of 'Reeling in the Years', which will cover the years 2000-2009. Each of the 10 half-hour programmes will feature a given year from the 'Noughties' decade.
"It takes at least eight months to make the 10 programmes and although production starts in 2010, it's not yet confirmed as to when the series will be transmitted."