2000 in Irish television
The following is a list of events relating to television in Ireland from 2000.
- 1 January – 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.
- 1 May – Doctor Who: The Movie, the television film based on the Doctor Who television series receives its very first broadcast on television in the Republic of Ireland. Starring Paul McGann as the doctor, the film will be transmitted on TV3 from 3:55pm to 5:30pm.
- 1 June – A new RTÉ Authority is appointed.
- 11 September – The UK broadcaster Granada Media plc agrees to acquire 45% of TV3 from the channel's original consortium as part of a deal giving TV3 the right to simulcast programming with ITV.
- Undated – RTÉ undergoes a programme of re-structuring.
- Undated – RTÉ establishes a Programme Development Fund to invest £25 million in indigenous programming over the next five years.
- Undated – By the end of 2000 RTÉ has a deficit of £11.23 million. Public funding for the broadcaster has been increased only once in the previous fifteen years.
- Undated – TV You is rebranded as UTV2.
- 13 March – Nationwide on RTÉ One (2000–present)
- 11 September – / Rotten Ralph on Network 2 (1998–2001)
- 27 September – Off the Rails on RTÉ One (2000–present)
- 11 October – Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? on RTÉ One (2000–2002)
- 1 November – Paths to Freedom on Network 2 (2000)
- Undated – Seven Ages (2000)
- Undated – Digimon on Network 2 (1999–2000)
- Undated – 64 Zoo Lane on Network 2 (1999–2013)
- Undated – Sheeep on Network 2 (2000–2001)
- Undated – Dream Street on Network 2 (1999–2002)
- Undated – Pip the Appleseed Knight on Network 2 (1997–1999)
- Undated – NASCAR Racers on Network 2 (1999–2001)
- Undated – The Wiggles on Network 2 (1998–2001)
- 1 May – Doctor Who: The Movie (1996)
Changes of network affiliationEdit
Ongoing television programmesEdit
- RTÉ News: Nine O'Clock (1961–present)
- RTÉ News: Six One (1962–present)
- The Late Late Show (1962–present)
- Glenroe (1983–2001)
- Dempsey's Den (1986–2010)
- Questions and Answers (1986–2009)
- Fair City (1989–present)
- RTÉ News: One O'Clock (1989–present)
- Would You Believe (1990s–present)
- Winning Streak (1990–present)
- Challenging Times (1991–2001)
- Prime Time (1992–present)
- The Movie Show (1993–2001)
- No Disco (1993–2003)
- Nuacht RTÉ (1995–present)
- Fame and Fortune (1996–2006)
- Nuacht TG4 (1996–present)
- Ros na Rún (1996–present)
- Don't Feed the Gondolas (1997–2001)
- A Scare at Bedtime (1997–2006)
- The Premiership/Premier Soccer Saturday (1998–2013)
- Sports Tonight (1998–2009)
- TV3 News (1998–present)
- Bull Island (1999–2001)
- First Edition (1999–2001)
- Open House (1999–2004)
- Agenda (1999–2004)
- The View (1999–2011)
- Ireland AM (1999–present)
- Telly Bingo (1999–present)
Ending this yearEdit
- "RTÉ Libraries and Archives: preserving a unique record of Irish life". Rte.ie. Retrieved 2 January 2012.
- Teather, David (12 September 2000). "Granada buys 45% stake in Ireland's fast-growing TV3". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 11 April 2012.