Virgin Media’s autumn schedule reflects new reality of producing TV during a pandemic

Broadcaster says station has had to use new techniques to protect workers as it tweaks some programme formats and adds presenters, including former rugby star Tommy Bowe

30th August, 2020
Virgin Media’s autumn schedule reflects new reality of producing TV during a pandemic
Bill Malone of Virgin Media Television: ‘Things have changed in programming. We’ve had to be clever’ Picture: Fergal Phillips

The challenges of making television in the age of Covid-19 are being embraced by Irish programme makers, who are stepping up to the plate with remote cameras and production techniques to allow for social distancing.

That’s according to Bill Malone, director of content at Virgin Media, which recently unveiled a raft of new programming for its autumn schedule, much of it making use of new techniques to protect its workers.

“We are hyper-vigilant...

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