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Coimisiún na Meán signs new contract with Virgin Media Television Limited

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Ireland’s new media regulator and development agency, Coimisiún na Meán has today (26.07.23) announced the signing of a new national free-to-air Television Programme Service Contract with Virgin Media Television Limited.

The broadcaster was awarded the new 10-year contract following a licensing process commenced by An Coimisiún’s predecessor, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. It sees the continued provision of the national free-to-air channels Virgin Media One and Two.

Commenting, Broadcasting Commissioner, Celene Craig said: “Virgin Media One and Two are valued components of Ireland’s media landscape, enhancing choice and diversity for Irish audiences with home-produced and international content in areas such as news and current affairs, entertainment, drama, sport, factual and lifestyle.

“I would like to congratulate Virgin Media Television on completion of the licensing process and wish them every success under their new contract term.”

Media Contact: Joanne Ahern / Síona Cahill, DHR Communications, Tel: 087-9881837 / 087-7530255.

Notes for Editors:

  • Coimisiún na Meán was represented at the contract signing by Executive Chairperson, Jeremy Godfrey, and Broadcasting Commissioner, Celene Craig. Virgin Media Television was represented by Managing Director, Paul Farrell, and Vice President of Finance, Max Adkins. A photograph of contract signing is available on request.
  • Virgin Media Television Limited also operates the channels Virgin Media Three, Four and More, and Virgin Media Sport under separate content provision contracts with Coimisiún na Meán.