Entertainment.ie

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Entertainment.ie
Entertainment-ie-logo2x.png
Founded3 August 1997 (1997-08-03)
HeadquartersDublin, Ireland
Area servedIreland
OwnerPacked.House[1]
Founder(s)Julian Douglas, Mat May, Diarmaid Mac Aonghusa
Key peopleMike Sheridan (senior editor)
URLentertainment.ie
CommercialYes

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

The site was developed in 1997 by Fusio.[2]

The Irish Times acquired a 30% stake in the company in May 2007.[3]

Awards

Entertainment.ie won the 2005 Golden Spider Media Award as Irish Entertainment website of the year.[4] 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.[5]

Mobile

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.[6]
  • Tv Guide Ireland – 7-day TV listing with program details and descriptions for 95 channels (IOS).[7]
  • 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).[8]
  • Entertainment.ie listings and details for over 7,000 venues (IOS/Android).[9]

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.[10]

Notes

  1. ^ "Electric Media Embarks on Major Expansion as it Rebrands as Packed.House". 23 February 2018. Archived from the original on 20 September 2018. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
  2. ^ "Entertainment.ie". Fusio. Archived from the original on 9 August 2019. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
  3. ^ "Irish Times invests in entertainment website". www.irishexaminer.com. 11 May 2007.
  4. ^ "2005 Shortlists". Golden Spider Awards. Archived from the original on 30 December 2005.
  5. ^ "A hat-trick of awards!". Fusio. 10 November 2012. Archived from the original on 1 February 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2022.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 February 2014. Retrieved 21 January 2014.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 January 2014. Retrieved 21 January 2014.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 January 2014. Retrieved 21 January 2014.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 January 2014. Retrieved 21 January 2014.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ "Amazeball news! Beaut.ie is BACK!". Beaut.ie. Archived from the original on 19 November 2017. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
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