29/04/2014

RTÉ's Mary Curtis To Head UTV Ireland

Mary Curtis has been appointed as the Head of Channel at UTV's new all-Ireland station.

Ms Curtis will have responsibility for overseeing all programming content and leading the development of UTV Ireland across all platforms, a statement from the broadcaster said.

She was most recently Director of Digital Switchover with additional responsibility for RTÉ Television's digital strategy. Prior to that, she was Deputy Director for Television Programmes, RTÉ, with responsibility for commissioning and programming.

Ms Curtis left RTÉ in September 2013 to set up a consultancy advising state bodies and businesses on public affairs and public information.

She said: "I'm delighted to be part of this new chapter in Irish television. I look forward to working with the senior management team to deliver a compelling new viewing experience for the audience with UTV Ireland."

John McCann, Group Chief Executive of UTV Media plc said: "Mary brings a wealth of Irish television experience to UTV which will be invaluable as we finalise our plans for UTV Ireland. Working closely with Managing Director Michael Wilson, Mary will be responsible for planning the strategic direction of UTV Ireland."

Michael Wilson, Managing Director, UTV Television added: "Mary's proven expertise across programming, public affairs, broadcasting and digital matters will be vitally important in ensuring UTV Ireland is successfully launched to meet the needs of the Irish audience."

(IT)

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