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Heads Up - New Season Launch Edition

4th September, 2023

Heads Up - New Season Launch Edition

Coming up: Crime Lords, Love As Gaeilge and Ireland’s bid for World Cup Glory among a feast of must-watch content

A Gangland must-watch

Confessions of a Crime Boss

Factual - 3 x 1hr – Starts tonight at 10pm

In this ground-breaking series, convicted gangster John Gilligan sits down for an exclusive interview about his life and career as one of Ireland's most infamous criminals and drug lords. Interviews don’t come much bigger than this.

Return to The K

The Guards

Factual - 3 x 1hr – Starts tonight at 9pm

There is no shortage of gripping crime content in store this autumn as this highly acclaimed and anticipated series returns. We will get the behind the scenes in one of the country’s busiest and most challenging districts, with Gangland, Grooming & Domestic Violence put under the microscope. Series link is a must.

The (Irish) Language of Love!

Grá ar an Trá

Factual Entertainment - 5 x 1hr - Starts Monday 25th Sept

It’s the Gaeltacht as you have never seen it before! Gráinne Seoige, James Kavanagh and Síomha Ní Ruairc are joined by 12 singletons who will be brushing up on their cúpla focal while also looking for love. Contestants will split their time between flirting and the foclóir, idir grá agus Gaeilge. Their ultimate aim? To be crowned the ‘Couple with the most Focail’ and walking away with a grand prize.

The Reality OG Returns

Big Brother

Reality - Coming this October

It's back! Big Brother returns to Virgin Media Television this October. After a 5-year hiatus the original reality series returns with more big personalities, diary room drama, nail-biting nominations and unmissable live evictions.

This refreshed, contemporary new series will be hosted by AJ Odudu and Will Best and will contain all the familiar format points that kept viewers engaged and entertained the first-time round, but with a brand-new look and some additional twists that will keep today's younger audiences hooked. Talk to the VMS Team today about some of our exclusive BB packages, as well as the broadcast sponsorship availability.

Open the doors to NICU

Born Too Soon

Factual - 4 x 1hr - Starts Tuesday 5th Sept

With leading edge access to the neo-natal ward in Cork University Hospital, we follow the journeys of staff and families of babies born prematurely. Have your tissues at the ready, this one is sure to be an emotional rollercoaster and tear-jerker.

More than just a Doer-Upper!

The Salvage Squad

Factual Entertainment - 6 x 1hr – Starts Sunday 22nd Oct

As part of Climate Action Week, Brian Dowling and his team of sustainable interior designers, up-cyclers and tradespeople are on a mission to transform Ireland’s tired old rooms into trendy spaces fit for modern living. But there’s a catch! The team can only use second hand or salvaged materials to create dream rooms in just three days.

Reserve your spot on the sofa

Gogglebox Ireland

Factual Entertainment – 9 x 1hr + Special 1 x 1hr Celeb (ep3) - 2 x 1hr Best Of's - Starts Wednesday 6th Sept

Your favourite armchair critics return this autumn along with some new faces to provide their commentary on the biggest shows on TV. Settle down on your sofa and get ready for some laughs.

But wait… there’s more! For the first time ever, we will have a celebrity special as some of Ireland’s favourite personalities, hit the sofa while they watch the week's big shows.

Lucy’s finest line up

Living With Lucy

Factual Entertainment - 6x 1hr - Starts Sunday 22nd Oct

The nation’s favourite house-hopper, Lucy Kennedy, will be lodging with a new line-up of celebrities. From media personality and model Katie Price, sports broadcaster Des Cahill, Corrie star Simon Gregson, Geordie Shore’s Charlotte Crosby, comedian Andrew Maxwell, and former footballer turned soccer pundit Richard Sadlier.

New Season, new goals!

Football on Virgin Media Television

Starts this September

There is no shortage of top-class football, with live coverage of European Championship Qualifiers, UEFA Champions League, Europa League and Conference League, along with SSE Airtricity League of Ireland Premier Division. Talk to the Client Solutions team to get your brand in on the action!

Get Over The Try Line This Autumn

Rugby World Cup 2023 - Starts 9th September on VMTV

Virgin Media Television and RTÉ will be the destination for fans in Ireland wanting to watch every moment of Rugby World Cup 2023. After securing an impressive Guinness Six Nations Grand Slam earlier this year, all eyes will be on France in the Autumn as Andy Farrell and Co. look to deliver big time on the world stage.

All 48 matches will be broadcast free to air on Irish television across Virgin Media Television and RTÉ. We have many exciting commercial opportunities available, so speak to the VMS Team today and get your brand in the scrum.

We’re all storytellers

Sports Stories

Factual Entertainment - Returns this September

‘Sports Stories’ returns for a brand new series, as more famous faces sit down for a one-on-one interview telling their own unique story of their life in the sporting world, including an interview with Irish WWE superstar Sheamus.


Want Some More? We’ve Got More!

We’ve just announced one of our biggest ever Autumn Schedules, so make sure you keep eye out for even more must see content, including ‘Davina McCall’s My Mum, Your Dad’, ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here’, ‘The Voice’ and ‘The Graham Norton Show’. You can also add in all your favourite soaps including ‘Coronation Street,’ and ‘Emmerdale’, not to mention all your favourite VMTV Studio shows like Ireland AM, The Six O’clock Show and more.

Talk to the VMS Team today about how our brands can deliver for yours!


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