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This move marks the network's first step towards using the RTE Player as more than just a catch-up streaming service.
The School was the first series made available online last Friday (17th November) ahead of its televised release this Thursday (23rd November) when it airs at 10.35pm on RTE 2.
The series is shot in a mockumentary style that trails Dominic English, the new primary school principal at St. Colmcilles as he endeavours to understand the peculiarities of his staff ahead of the annual Nativity play. The first "outsider" to be appointed to the role, his objective to honourably "whip the school into shape" is put to the test by way of a documentary school being present to film everything, while a lovelorn pregnant secretary is on the lookout for potential suitors. The School was created by CCCahoots, a Cork-based comedy troupe whose previous work includes the RTE Storyland web series (R)onanism
RTE Digital's Director of Content and Products, Aoife Byrne commented on this online release, by saying,
“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.”
Watch a clip from The School below:
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