1999 in Irish television

The following is a list of events relating to television in Ireland from 1999.

List of years in Irish television (table)

EventsEdit

JanuaryEdit

  • No events

FebruaryEdit

MarchEdit

  • 10 March – US animated comedy series South Park premieres in Ireland for the very first time on TV3.

AprilEdit

  • No events

MayEdit

JuneEdit

  • 28 June – Launch of TV You (later UTV2) in Northern Ireland. The channel's programme content is primarily simulcast with ITV2 in London. However, unusually for a commercial station, it does not carry any advertising.
  • Unknown – Final episode of Echo Island is screened on Network 2.
  • Summer – Helen O'Rahilly is appointed as the first female Director of Television at RTÉ. She left in 2000 to take up a position at the BBC in London.[3][4]

AugustEdit

  • 9 August – Long running UK animated series for children Bob the Builder begins its first ever broadcast on Irish television with the series going to air on Network 2 as part of The Den.

SeptemberEdit

  • September – Pat Kenny succeeds Gay Byrne as presenter of The Late Late Show.

OctoberEdit

NovemberEdit

DecemberEdit

  • 31 December – RTÉ presents Millennium Eve: Celebrate 2000, coverage of the turn of the millennium from 31 December 1999 into 1 January 2000. The programme is part of the international strand 2000 Today to celebrate the occasion.

DebutsEdit

RTÉEdit

TV3Edit

Teilifís na Gaeilge/TG4Edit

BBCEdit

Changes of network affiliationEdit

Shows Moved from Moved to
  Teletubbies Network 2 TG4
  Bouli TG4 Network 2
  Simba: The King Lion TG4 Network 2
 /  Babar RTÉ One Network 2
  Santo Bugito Network 2 TV3
 /  The Animals of Farthing Wood TG4 Network 2

Ongoing television programmesEdit

1960sEdit

1970sEdit

1980sEdit

1990sEdit

Ending this yearEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "RTÉ Libraries and Archives: preserving a unique record of Irish life". Rte.ie. Retrieved 2 January 2012.
  2. ^ McDonald, Henry (16 May 1999). "Haughey mistress: 'He still loves me'". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
  3. ^ Cunningham, Grainne (6 March 2000). "Top names go in sweeping changes at RTÉ – National News". Independent.ie. Retrieved 25 January 2012.
  4. ^ "I'm Still Here « The Anti Room". Theantiroom.com. 12 November 2010. Archived from the original on 12 July 2012. Retrieved 25 January 2012.