John Horgan: Leading RTE in new era is huge challenge

The question of how RTE can fund itself is one of the biggest issues facing its new boss

3rd April, 2016
Dee Forbes, the incoming director general of RTE

The biggest questions faced by the incoming director general of RTE, Dee Forbes, are simply stated, but not so simply answered: what is the future of Irish public service broadcasting in the new media environment, and how is it going to be paid for?

The challenges of the new media environment are well known. They include the migration – especially of young people – away from traditional television consumption patterns and devices, the invasion of...

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