RTÉ has also announced that it will broadcast a new series that will be exclusive to its RTÉ Player. Called The Couch, which begins on October 12th, it features new talent Yvonne Tiernan who brings a refreshing approach to the weekly conversation series that captures women’s ability to engage in an open exchange of stories, intimacies, life lessons and wisdom. Surprisingly frank and honest, each episode deals with the universal themes of life with well-known Irish and international women, all of whom reveal secrets and truths throughout this six-part RTÉ Player series.
The series was commissioned by Eddie Doyle, Head of Comedy, Music and New Talent, RTÉ TV who said, “Yvonne has created an extraordinarily warm and intimate series. Each of the interviewees tell us something new and important about themselves, and about life for women today. It’s very exciting to be able to bring new, high calibre talent to the public in such an innovative way.”
Aoife Byrne, Director of Content & Products, RTÉ Digital adds, “We are really excited to bring RTÉ’s first ever online chat show to our audiences on RTÉ Player. The Couch is a fresh and original take on a traditional chat format, centred around themes, rather than single interviews, all beautifully packaged into snackable webisodes. We want RTÉ Player to be a place where we can experiment with new formats and new ways of storytelling, designed specifically for our audiences watching online and on mobile. The Couch fits this bill perfectly.”