Anthony Nilan

Director of programming
Virgin Media Television
Nilan is the director of programming for Virgin Media Television, Ireland’s largest commercial public service broadcaster. Overseeing the networks non news and sport output with a remit that covers commissioning, acquisitions, and scheduling for five linear channels and VMTV’s VoD service. Having previously held roles such as head of content strategy as well as entertainment commissioner, Anthony developed a commissioning strategy that introduced innovative and impactful formats that drove growth for the network and pushed boundaries within the industry. Prior to joining VMTV in 2014 he worked in the independent sector for nearly a decade.