Rabbitte: Commercial broadcasters have to accept risk

Communications minister Pat Rabbitte has defended funding for public sector broadcasting and said that commercial operators had accepted their licences on clear terms.

3rd April, 2012
Rabbitte: "The commercial broadcast sector in Ireland is just that - commercial"

Pat Rabbitte, the minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, has defended the funding model for public sector broadcasting and said that commercial operators had accepted their licences on clear terms.

Addressing the Independent Broadcasters of Ireland Annual conference in Dublin today, Rabbitte said that he was aware that the funding of public service broadcasters has been subject to criticism by private sector broadcasters and, in particular, that there has been criticism of the dual...

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