Fair City

#ArTeilifis: RTÉ drama Fair City does deal to air on Scottish TV

Scottish network STV has signed a deal to acquire 400 episodes of Ireland’s longest-running soap, Fair City, to air on its new STV2 channel.

The channel will launch on April 24th, and Fair City will be one of the centrepiece dramas. In order to familarise Scottish audiences with the show there will be a 30-minute documentary about the series.

STV2 will also due to air movies, English and foreign language drama, and crime documentaries. It will be made available in the UK via Freeview, Sky and Virgin, and will be available on the STV Player catch-up service.

STV2 will feature a great mix of entertainment, news, drama and local events, and Fair City will be a key part of this distinct and diverse schedule.
Elizabeth Partyka, STV Deputy Director of Channels

Fair City is the most watched drama in Ireland, with average viewing figures of 550,000. It has been on the air continuously since 1989, airing 4 episodes a week on RTÉ One.