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Clients - Setanta Sports Ireland
Our next project with Setanta is Get Off The Couch, a 6 part series presented by Teena Gates following the adventures of a group of people taking up the challenge to be more active. Teena has gone from 23 stone, and a near death experience, to losing 12 stone and becoming an outdoor, active person, climbing mountains, kayaking and trekking in Africa. All this makes her the ideal person to lead a national TV challenge to get active and enjoy outdoor activities from hill walking, cycling, kayaking and running.
To follow the story like our facebook page for the series Get off the Couch or get involved by emailing email@example.com
In August and September 2012, Setanta Sports broadcast Athena Media's one hour documentary Beyond Limits which celebrates the stories of athletes who have overcome physical barriers to not just compete but to win at the highest levels in sport.
The documentary was commissioned by Setanta Sports and funded through the BAI Sound and Vision scheme. The documentary was aired just before and throughout the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Watch promos for the documentary on the Beyond Limits Vimeo page here======================================================
In December 2010, Athena Media completed production on their second Setanta Sports commission, a biography documentary "Pat Falvey - My Private Everest".
The documentary follows Pat's life from South West Ireland to Everest and the North Pole, discovering the man beneath the adventurer and is supported with a 100,000 Euro grant from the BAI Sound and Vision Scheme.
The documentary was broadcast on Setanta Sports in February 2011.======================================================
Athena Media previously produced an eight part documentary series on female Irish Sports Stars for Setanta Sports entitled 'Winning Women'.
The documentary features Joanne Cuddihy (Olympic runner), Katie Taylor (European Champion Boxer), Kirsty McGarry,(skier), Stephanie Meadow (golfer), the Irish women's cricket team, Ireland's rugby women, Cork GAA stars Briege Corkery and Juliet Murphy, Emma Byrne and Ireland's soccer women playing for Ireland and Arsenal
The series began on Setanta Ireland on April 21st 2008 at 21:30
For this series Athena Media was awarded a 260,000 grant from the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland Sound & Vision Fund. In this the third round of the funding scheme, the BCI awarded 9 million to television projects.
Visit the Winning Women MySpace page for all information about the production here
This site continues to update progress, development and repeats of our 'Winning Women' documentaries. The Katie Taylor episode Boxing for Gold repeated on December 3rd 2008 8pm - Setanta Ireland.