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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