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1999 in Irish television

The following is a list of events relating to television in Ireland from 1999.

Contents


Events

  • 1 February - RT News Online is launched.[1]
  • 6 May - CableLink, the cable television company which is part owned by RT is sold to NTL Communications for more than 535 million.[1]
  • 21 May - Gay Byrne presents his final edition of The Late Late Show on RT Television.[1]
  • 28 June - Launch of TV You (later UTV2) in Northern Ireland. The channel's programme content is primarily simulcast with ITV2 in London. However, unusually for a commercial station, it does not carry any advertising
  • Summer - Helen O'Rahilly is appointed as the first female Director of Television at RT . She left in 2000 to take up a position at the BBC in London.[2][3]
  • September - Pat Kenny succeeds Gay Byrne as presenter of The Late Late Show.
  • 4 November - The Broadcasting Bill is presented in the D il, addressing the emergence of digital media. The Bill also establishes the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland.[1]
  • 31 December - RT presents Millennium Eve: Celebrate 2000, coverage of the turn of the millennium from 31 December 1999 into 1 January 2000. The programme is part of the international strand 2000 Today to celebrate the occasion.

Debuts

RT

  • April - States of Fear (1999)
  • September - Telly Bingo on RT One (1999 Present)
  • 4 November - Bull Island on RT One (1999-2001)
  • Undated - Make 'Em Laugh on RT One (1999)
  • Undated - Open House on RT One (1999-2004)
  • Undated - The View on RT Two (1999-2011)

TV3

  • 12 April - First Edition (1999-2001)
  • 12 April - A Game of Two Halves (1999)
  • 12 April - TV3 News @ 7 (1999-2000)
  • 20 September - Ireland AM (1999 Present)
  • 21 November - Agenda (1999-2004)

BBC

  • Undated - Patrick Kielty Almost Live on BBC One (1999-2003)

Ongoing television programmes

1960s

  • RT News: Nine O'Clock (1961 Present)
  • RT News: Six One (1962 Present)
  • The Late Late Show (1962 Present)

1970s

  • The Late Late Toy Show (1975 Present)
  • RT News on Two (1978 Present)
  • The Sunday Game (1979 Present)

1980s

  • Glenroe (1983-2001)
  • Questions and Answers (1986-2009)
  • Dempsey's Den (1986-2010)
  • Fair City (1989 Present)
  • RT News: One O'Clock (1989 Present)

1990s

  • Winning Streak (1990 Present)
  • Challenging Times (1991-2001)
  • Prime Time (1992 Present)
  • The Movie Show (1993-2001)
  • No Disco (1993-2003)
  • Nuacht RT (1995 Present)
  • Fame and Fortune (1996-2006)
  • Nuacht TG4 (1996 Present)
  • Ros na R n (1996 Present)
  • Later On 2 (1997-2000)
  • Don't Feed the Gondolas (1997-2001)
  • A Scare at Bedtime (1997-2006)
  • 2Phat (1998-2000)
  • The Premiership/Premier Soccer Saturday (1998 Present)
  • Sports Tonight (1998-2009)
  • TV3 News (1998 Present)

Ending this year

  • 11 April - TV3 News @ 6 (1998-1999)
  • 22 May - Kenny Live (1988-1999)
  • May - PM Live (1997-1999)
  • May - States of Fear (1999)
  • June - Echo Island (1994-1999)
  • 5 July - A Game of Two Halves (1999)
  • 18 December - Saturday Live (1986-1999)
  • Undated - Speakeasy (1998-1999)

References






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