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About The Irish Dragons Den Show, Series 2
It’s time for Series 2 of the Irish Dragons Den. Internationally the show has become an utter phenomenon with no sign of the excitement and interest abating.
Dragons Den in Ireland is presented by Richard Curran, Deputy Editor of The Sunday Business Post. Dragons' Den gives hopeful Irish entrepreneurs the chance to pitch their business schemes in front of five wealthy and successful venture capitalists. Will they invest and finance the dream? First, the entrepreneurs must convince the experienced Dragons of the merits of their business ideas.The Irish Dragons are successful entrepreneurs and business leaders who have been there, done that. They are: Gavin Duffy, Bobby Kerr, Sean Gallagher, Niall O'Farrell and Sarah Newman.
Crucially, it's the Dragons' own hard earned cash on the table. These are shrewd business people who have heard it all before and who are not afraid to say 'no' in the harshest of terms. But if they spot an idea with that extra special something, they and they alone will have the power to make dreams come true and invest money from their own pockets.
Specialising in entertainment, factual entertainment and live event programming, Screentime ShinAwiL is one of the largest and most successful independent production companies in Ireland. In 2009 Screentime ShinAwiL Ltd. opened its first UK office in Hillsborough Co. Down.
Screentime Shinawil are currently in post production with the 2nd Series of Dragons' Den that will air on RTE 1, Thursdays at 10.15pm from February 2010. Other series in pre-production are “Fame…Remember My Name”, “Celebrity Apprentice” and “The Apprentice: Series 3”.
The 2nd Series of The Apprentice aired on TV3 from September 2009 and was followed weekly by a new show for Screentime ShinAwiL The Apprentice: You’re Fired a panel discussion host by Brendan O’Connor. Both programmes were a massive hit with viewers, seeing The Apprentice almost double its audience.
Screentime ShinAwiL created a new Celebrity Boxing show, Charity Lords of the Ring for RTE, where celebrities took part in a mini boxing tournament. It aired on RTE One in Summer 2009. Also created in 2009 Test The Teachers, a children's gameshow format, that was shown on RTE Two, The Den at Christmas in December 2009.
In 2008, Screentime ShinAwiL added two exciting formats to Irish television. The Apprentice for TV3, which won Screentime ShinAwiL their first IFTA for Best Entertainment Programme at the Irish Film and Television Awards in February 2009 and also a handful of TV Now awards in April 2009, and Ireland’s first series of Dragons Den for RTE which was a huge success in the ratings.
Previous Productions include talent formats 'Popstars', and 'You're a Star'. Screentime ShinAwiL have also produced the Irish Film and television awards in 2004 and 2005.