Saturday 22 October 2016

RTE veteran Glen Killane appointed as Eir's first head of TV

Published 07/07/2016 | 14:43

Glen Killane
Glen Killane

Eir has appointed RTE veteran Glen Killane as its first head of television.

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He’s taking on the new role of managing director, eir TV and Sport and will head up the company’s new TV business including eir Sport – formerly Setanta - as well as all sports related sponsorships.

Glen Killane was previously managing director of Television for RTE and before that had serves as series editor of the Sunday Game, Rugby World Cup, Champions League and International Soccer. He was group head of RTE Sport from 2004-2010 and has been a member of the RTE Executive Board since 2010.

This year, Glen Killane was responsible for RTE’s centenary project ‘RTE 1916’.

Commenting on the appointment Jon Florsheim, Managing Director of eir’s consumer division said, “This is a really fantastic appointment for the company and a very strong addition to our TV team. We have significant plans for both our eir Sport brand and our wider eir TV proposition.

"We are on a very determined mission to demonstrate that eir really is a changed company –our continued significant national fibre rollout programme, the recent successful launch of eir Sport and today’s announcement of Glen’s appointment are all clear proof points that we are serious about this mission”.


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