An Rinn-based TV company, Nemeton, has landed a major contract in Scotland for almost 200 hours of TV sport per year on the BBC ALBA channel.
The coverage will include Guinness PRO12 rugby, the Scottish Premiership (SPFL) and shinty. Today’s announcement marks a huge step forward for Nemeton which has seen steady growth in recent years.
CEO and owner, Irial Mac Murchú says: “Today’s announcement is a moment of immense pride for us. We are delighted to have won this contract, and in the process beating some of Britain’s biggest and most respected production companies. It is a game-changer to be taking on such a significant contract in another country and is a tribute to our hard working team in Waterford as well as the existing production team at mneTV in Glasgow who will now join Nemeton to deliver this contract. mneTV did not pitch for the contract this time.”
“It is a confluence of everything we love to do: sport, technology and creativity. Whilst it is an international contract it feels like an extension of home to be working with our Celtic partners. We look forward to working with MG ALBA and BBC ALBA and developing the opportunities that lie ahead. Our goal is to build on our existing work for TG4, bringing innovative live sport to fans everywhere.”
Nemeton, which will now employ up to 60 staff, produces TG4’s very successful live GAA and Guinness PRO12 coverage as well as web TV content for a variety of corporate clients including New York-based Adorama TV, AIB’s #THETOUGHEST campaign, the GAA and the PRO12. The company also provides people and satellite facilities for a range of broadcasters at home and abroad including RTÉ, Sky Sports and the BBC. The contract begins on 1 July 2017 and will run for three years.