Colette Sexton on Business

RTÉ may lack funds to compete for top product

7th April, 2019
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Colm Lyon, chief executive and founder of Fire

RTÉ has pledged for years to give more money to independent producers if a broadcasting charge or some other form of funding for the broadcaster is introduced. Change is moving at a glacial pace in that regard, but Irish animation companies are now looking elsewhere to get their work financed, with streaming platforms opening up a huge revenue stream for them.

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