To date the company has been bankrolled by John Griffin, a London-based millionaire who sold his Addison Lee cab business for £300 million two years ago. Griffin is said to have been disappointed that Irish TV has not been granted a share of the Irish TV licence fee. Some seven per cent of receipts are given over to the independent sector.
Meanwhile, production on the channel’s original productions has ceased, as confirmed by presenter Claire Ronan on social media.
Pls RT We have ceased filming Sligo county matters for Irish TV thank you for your support and hopefully new investors will be found soon
— claire ronan (@Claire_Ronan) November 7, 2016
Ms Ronan’s show County Matters is replicated in each of the Irish counties.
Irish TV went live in May 2014 through an Ofcom issued licence. It is available on Sky, Freesat and in Ireland through EirTV.