A Glimpse into the World of Outside Broadcasts
Our talented production crew works with TVM’s technical and facilities crew to bring your favourite GAA and horse-racing events straight to your living room!
Here’s a glimpse into what a TV crew does during an outside broadcast for live sport:
- Preparation is Key: Hours before the event, the crew meticulously plans every detail, from camera positions to technical setups. They co-ordinate with production teams, directors, and commentators to create a seamless broadcast experience.
- Setting Up Cameras: On-site, the crew constructs a complex web of HD and Super Slow Motion cameras, microphones, and cables, transforming the…
Behind the Scenes: Filming Laochra Gael Interviews
Here is a glimpse into the Laochra Gael team’s captivating world of documentaries!
Lights, Camera, Action!
When it comes to capturing powerful stories, interviews play a crucial role. We strive to create a genuine connection with our subjects and delve deep into their experiences. But what happens behind the camera? Let’s find out!
Research & Pre-production
Before the cameras start rolling, meticulous research is essential. We dive headfirst into the topic, exploring every nook and cranny to gain a comprehensive understanding. This helps us craft well-informed questions that bring out the heart of the story during the…
Laochra Gael Returns for 21st Series
Eight legends who performed heroics on the field and who each have a unique and extraordinary story to tell.
The definitive GAA sports series returns to TG4 this spring for a 21st series. The series hour-long format has proved a huge success, bringing each player’s personal stories to screen. The series features eight Laochra with genuine star quality and reveals deeper, fresh and sometimes unexpected insights into the lives of these icons. While their sporting careers continue to provide the backdrop to the story, the series travels well beyond the four white lines. Gripping personal storylines will compel viewers to travel…
Nemeton Spotlight Feature: Aoife O’Connor
This week in our Spotlight Feature series we hear from our GAA BEO analyst and three-time All-Ireland champion with Wexford Camogie, Aoife O’Connor.
Thosaigh mé ag obair le GAA BEO 5 years ago (I think!). I had done some work prior to that on camogie with TG4 and I had also been on Seo Spóirt. But the real stuif started with GAA BEO! 5 bliana den scoth!
Braitheann sé agus athraíonn sé. A typical day will be dictated by the start time of the game and time needed to travel to the venue. We are usually at the grounds a few hours beforehand so uaireanta caithfear éirí go luath go háirithe de bharr hair and make-up! You have…
Did You Know we used to cover La Liga?
Did you know Nemeton TV used to cover the Spanish La Liga?
In the mid 1990s, Nemeton TV secured the Irish-language rights for broadcasting Spanish premier league football, and the programme was called Olé, Olé.
According to Nemeton TV CEO Irial Mac Murchú, the programme was born out of conversations with Teilifís na Gaeilge at the time where we were trying to impress upon them that they had to have a sport on the new channel and trying to figure out what we could do differently.
We sent someone to Barcelona every weekend for the first 6-8 weeks to collect tapes and bring them back to the studio.
Later, we erected Satellite…
Did You Know: Laochra Gael started in 2001?
Did you know our Laochra Gael series started out in 2001?
Nemeton CEO Irial Mac Murchú was there from the inception of this famous programme at a time when the Irish television landscape was a place full of possibilities for independent production companies:
“Back in those days, at the end of the century, there was very little GAA on television. That might be hard to believe in this day and age but apart from championship coverage, there was no GAA. They had just started doing live coverage of the league and clubs for TG4 but we knew that we could delve deeper into the world of GAA. And in looking at that, we thought about…