Stuart Switzer

Academy Member

Stuart Switzer has been Managing Director of Coco Television since 1998. Switzer is a Television Producer and has been producing television programmes for the past 25 years across factual and entertainment for RTÉ, BBC and other broadcasters. Switzer is producer and executive of numerous Coco productions. He is the driving force behind Coco’s interest in digital media, publishing and events. His background in finance was the reason Coco joined the group that created YMITV back in 2001, the first UK on-line financial channel.

Coco Television has produced numerous household favorites including the IFTA winning TV show First Dates Ireland, Don’t Tell the Bride, Room to Improve and Desperate Houses.

He was a Member of Screen Producers Ireland and has contributed to many media industry reports over the last ten years. Mr. Switzer was Principal of Switzer & Co. Financial Advisors and Management Consultants, for ten years prior to joining Coco Television as Chief Executive Officer. He has been a Director of Raidió Teilifís Éireann since February 16, 2010.

Awards & Recognition

First Dates Ireland
  • IFTA Gala Television Awards Win, Reality & Constructed Factual, 2016
1916 The Irish Rebellion
  • IFTA Gala Television Awards Win, Documentary Series, 2016
  • Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film, Best Film (2016)
  • Belfast Film Festival Win, Audience Prize(2016)

Key Credits

  • Room to Improve (2018-2019)
  • First Dates Ireland (2015-2017)
  • Desperate House (2017)
  • Don’t tell the Bride (2016)
  • 1916 (TV Mini-Series documentary) (2016)
  • 1916: The Irish Rebellion (TV Series documentary) (2016)
  • Traders (Film) ( 2015 )
  • Eliza Lynch: Queen of Paraguay (Documentary) ( 2013)
  • The Consumer Show (TV Series) (2010)
  • The Angelic Organ (Short) ( 2000)