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Tuesday 23 September 2014

Style pro Brendan Courtney lands TV audience of 40m

Published 04/02/2014 | 07:30

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Pictured at the Dylan Hotel to celebrate the launch of the hotels new magazine, Dylan, last night were;
Sonya Lennon, Richard Power, Publisher and Managing Director, and Brendan Courtney.
Pic. Colin O'Riordan
Dubliner Brendan, who was at the helm of RTE's 'Off The Rails' for over five years alongside mother-of-two Sonya Lennon, will cover London Fashion Week, which kicks off on February 14, for Asian TV channel Propeller. Photo by Colin O'Riordan

Presenter Brendan Courtney has bagged a television slot in Asia -- and will be broadcasting to over 40 million viewers across China later this month.

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Dubliner Brendan, who was at the helm of RTE's 'Off The Rails' for over five years alongside mother-of-two Sonya Lennon, will cover London Fashion Week, which kicks off on February 14, for Asian TV channel Propeller.

"It's amazing, I can't wait. I'm actually covering a lot of catwalk shows that week for more than one channel -- for BBC Radio and the RTE show Today as well," Brendan said.

Propeller TV is also lining Brendan up to front a series of documentaries looking at the lives of inspirational people in the fashion and entertainment industries.

"It's a programme called Profiler and I'll probably be doing between 16 and 20 episodes altogether," he told the Herald.

"Talks for this started about a year ago and it's exciting, over 40 million watch the station so that's crazy.

"They're so well resourced, I'll have a team of eight or nine people, the biggest ever TV-wise for me."

Off the Rails - On Tour
Sonya Lennon and Brendan Courtney
Wednesday March 9th 
RTÉ One
Sonya Lennon and Brendan Courtney
Brendan Courtney and Sonya Lennon pictured at the launch of ICON, a curated selection of unique, innovative objects from the flagship publication Irish Craft Portfolio: Critical Selection 2013-2014 in special feature windows on Grafton Street. An exhibition of work from both the publication and the Irish Craft Portfolio programme (www.irishcraftportfolio.ie) is also being displayed throughout the Brown Thomas Dublin store.  ICON (Irish Craft Original Names) will be at Brown Thomas Dublin until Saturday, 15th June 2013.
Brendan Courtney and Sonya Lennon
Pictured at The Lennon Courtney 'The Weekend' Collection launch at Drury St last night were Sonya Lennon and Brendan Courtney with Rosanna Davidson.
Sonya Lennon, Brendan Courtney with Rosanna Davison. at The Lennon Courtney 'The Weekend' Collection launch at Drury St, 3rd before Christmas.

Brendan is enjoying a particularly busy period at the moment.

Lennon Courtney, his clothing range with former co-anchor Sonya, has just taken a huge leap forward overseas. The trendy duo's designs are about to be put on shelves in top department store Harvey Nichols in the UK.

In addition, the pair have secured deals to sell their clothing in stores in Japan and Canada.

Brendan told the Herald the move is a major coup for the pair, who unveiled their first range together in 2013.

"We are now stocked in three stores in London and Harvey Nichols have already ordered next season, which is fantastic because with London Fashion Week only around the corner, it puts Lennon Courtney in a great position," he said.

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