AIB backs successful Galway-made International TV series with €3.5m loan

AIB Corporate Banking has announced that it provided €3.5 million in funding for a new season of the internationally acclaimed TV series Jack Taylor which is now running on the new TV channel be3.

The new series comprises three 90 minute films shot on location in Galway City and Connemara last year. The series, based on the novels by Galway author Ken Bruen has developed an international fan base, airing in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, US and Canada. The series will also be made available on Netflix.

Jack Taylor was produced by Galway Production Company Telegael in association with ZDF Enterprises (Germany ) and Content Media International (USA ).

In 2016, AIB supported Telegael with lending of c. €15 million and has to date backed about 40 projects.

AIB Corporate Banking Manager Jennifer Keane said: “We are delighted to support Telegael and the Jack Taylor series, one of a large number of feature films and television series produced by Telegael at its Galway-based studios.’’

Telegael CEO Paul Cummins said: “The team at AIB offer a prompt, efficient, streamlined service tailored to Telegael’s constantly changing requirements in a helpful and collaborative manner. They understand our business and have been an important partner in Telegael’s recent growth and expansion into new markets”.

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