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Entertainment.ie is an Irish web company. It is based in Dublin City Centre. The company provides news and reviews of the programs and films for TV and cinema. It provides information on upcoming comedy, festivals and theater shows and music in Ireland, as well as celebrity news and gossip.[2]

Entertainment.ie
Entertainment.ie.jpg
Type of site
Entertainment listing
FoundedAugust 3, 1997 (1997-08-03)
HeadquartersCastleforbes House, Castleforbes Road, Dublin 1, D01 A8N0, Ireland
Area servedIreland
OwnerPacked.House[1]
Founder(s)Julian Douglas, Mat May, Diarmaid Mac Aonghusa
Key peopleMike Sheridan (senior editor)
WebsiteEntertainment.ie
CommercialYes

The site was developed in 1997 by Fusio.[3]

The Irish Times acquired a 30% stake in the company in May 2007.[4]

AwardsEdit

Entertainment.ie won the 2005 Golden Spider Media Award as Irish Entertainment website of the year.[5] It won the award for Best Entertainment Site at the Digital Media Awards Grand Prix in 2006 and Best Entertainment Website at the Irish Web Awards in 2008.[6]

MobileEdit

Entertainment.ie has seven mobile apps, including:

Celebrity showbiz gossip – gives free access to celebrity stories, images and videos. It is available for IOS devices.[7]
Tv Guide Ireland – 7-day TV listing with program details and descriptions for 95 channels (IOS).[8]
Cinema Guide Ireland – free app that shows cinema listings, film reviews, film trailers and film news. It has every cinema screen in Ireland listed (IOS/Android).[9]
Entertainment.ie listings and details for over 7,000 venues (IOS/Android).[10]

In January 2014, Entertainment.ie acquired Beaut.ie, an Irish beauty blog for women. The blog had previously decided to cease business after eight years.[11] [12]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ www.adworld.ie/2018/02/23/electric-media-embarks-major-expansion-rebrands-packed-house/
  2. ^ www.entertainment.ie[dead link]
  3. ^ "Entertainment.ie". Fusio. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  4. ^ Ryan, Emmet (14 May 2007). "Irish Times buys stake in Entertainment.ie". ENN. Archived from the original on 5 September 2007.
  5. ^ "2005 Shortlist". Golden Spider. eircom. Archived from the original on 3 December 2005. Retrieved 12 September 2007.
  6. ^ www.fusio.net/2012/11/a-hat-trick-of-awards/
  7. ^ entertainment.ie/mobile/iphone-celebrity-showbiz-gossip.asp
  8. ^ entertainment.ie/mobile/iphone-tv-guide.asp
  9. ^ entertainment.ie/mobile/iphone-android-cinema-guide.asp
  10. ^ entertainment.ie/mobile/iphone-android-entertainment-events-cinema-app.asp
  11. ^ beaut.ie/about/
  12. ^ beaut.ie/2014/amazeball-news-beaut-ie-back/