Diaspora station Irish TV is placed into liquidation

The channel says required funding had not materialised

Diaspora station Irish TV is placed into liquidation

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A TV station designed to appeal to the Irish Dispora has gone into liquidation.

Irish TV broadcast a mix of Irish lifestyle, sport and entertainment programming from every county in Ireland.

It was broadcast on several platforms since May 2014 - including Sky eir and free to air boxes.

It also had plans to launch on Saorview this year and to enter the US market.

Irish TV made a successful application to the High Court for the company to be placed into interim examinership.

It had sought the protection of the High Court to undertake restructuring and raise new investment.

However, it says efforts to secure the required investment failed.

The High Court discharged Michael McAteer of Grant Thornton as interim examiner and appointed him as liquidator.

In a statement, the station says: "Irish TV would like to sincerely thank all the staff and contractors for their loyal service and dedication over the last number of years.

"Irish TV would also like to thank the many viewers and advertisers who supported the channel over the years."

Headquartered in Mayo, Irish TV also had offices in Ulster, Leinster, Munster, Manchester and London - employing some 30 people.