Style pro Brendan Courtney lands TV audience of 40m
Published 04/02/2014 | 07:30
Presenter Brendan Courtney has bagged a television slot in Asia -- and will be broadcasting to over 40 million viewers across China later this month.
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."
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.