In an RTÉ first, the entire series of brand new mockumentary, The School will be available exclusively on RTÉ Player prior to broadcast on RTÉ2.
Viewers will have the opportunity to binge on the complete box-set six days in advance of episode one being shown on Thursday, 23rd November at 10.35pm on RTÉ2.
This is the first time that RTÉ has made a home produced series available in its entirety on RTÉ Player prior to broadcast on television.
The School is a mockumentary from Cork based comedy group CCCahoots, the team behind the popular RTÉ Storyland series (R)onanism, and follows the trials of a brand new school principal as he deals with a disruptive teacher and a school secretary with a crush on him while preparing for the annual Nativity play. A family friendly show, The School is for anyone who looks back fondly on their own school days.
Commenting on this new departure for RTÉ, Head of Online, Aoife Byrne said: “Making a richer and more varied content offering available online and on demand is part of RTÉ’s strategy to better serve audiences. The School is an example of great Irish binge-worthy content that audiences can enjoy on RTÉ Player, with the ability to watch all the episodes on demand. This is all part of our strategy of moving beyond just catch-up and turning Player into an online TV destination in its own right.”
RTÉ Head of Comedy, Music and Talent Development, Eddie Doyle said: “The School is a very funny, family-friendly comedy and it is great that as broad an audience as possible will be able to access it both online and on television.”
As Ireland’s number one broadcaster video-on-demand platform, RTÉ Player’s offering continues to evolve with the addition of series box-sets including Fade Street, The Hardy Bucks, Popstars and The Clinic earlier this year alongside other online-only exclusives including fitness with Amanda Byram in Body By Byram, Recipes for Actual Real Life with Sophie White and interiors with Caroline Foran and Jo Linehan in The Good Room. Preview The School on RTÉ Player now: http://bit.ly/TheSchool-RTEPlayer