Saturday March 28, 2020

All change with the new TV age

Noel Curran, RTE’s new director general, has set himself the task of transforming the station into a public service media organisation

11th June, 2011

RTE rarely plays any position other than defence but, in mid-2011, the opposition is tougher than usual.

With a threatened year-end deficit for RTE of more than €34 million, rival media organisations demanding a greater share of its public funding, and a cut-throat competitive picture, the state-funded broadcaster is under pressure.

The government is moving towards replacing the TV licence fee with a universal household media charge. At present, 7 per cent of the TV...

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