Today’s launch of Irish TV’s Munster regional hub in Tralee, Co Kerry, sees 20 jobs being created in the area.
The posts will be in a range of skilled media disciplines as the channel expands its range of locally produced programming from the six Munster counties through its new regional office.
Kerry broadcaster Brian Hurley has been appointed as Munster regional manager, and will be responsible for all programming from the region.
“Our ethos is to showcase local stories, businesses, tourism and communities to a local and global audience, and we believe in being on the ground in each county, which are managed through regional offices,” said Irish TV CEO Pierce O’Reilly.
“Kerry’s standing as a centre of international tourism, as well as access to skilled multimedia graduates from IT Tralee and Kerry ETB, were key factors in our decision to locate in Tralee, and we will be producing a range of programmes from our regional office, in addition to our County Matters shows from the six Munster counties.
“Tralee joins our other regional office locations in Mayo and Tyrone. As we are the only Irish TV channel to broadcast in the UK, we have regional headquarters in London and Manchester, with new offices scheduled to open this month in Birmingham and in the US,” O’Reilly added.
“It has been a very exciting first eight months for Irish TV as we have watched our programming output and viewership grow since our launch in May.”
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