Saturday December 7, 2019

Over 50 per cent against broadcasting charge

Polls show opposition is strongest among younger viewers

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

24th November, 2019
Dee Forbes of RTE

More than half of voters do not support the introduction of a new household broadcasting charge to reduce RTÉ’s financial difficulties, according to the latest Business Post/Red C poll.

The opposition is strongest among younger viewers, who RTÉ fears it is losing to social media and TV subscription services like Netflix.

Around 54 per cent of people polled said they were opposed to replacing the TV licence with...

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