Ryle Nugent and RTÉ fight for their rights

Talent comes and goes, but Nugent is mindful that events rights are invariably where it’s at

7th August, 2016
Ryle Nugent, group head of sport at state broadcaster RTÉ Picture: Bryan Meade

Two days in, RTÉ’s Olympic Games coverage is in full swing. With a team of 42 in Rio de Janeiro, a 24-7 operation back at base in Montrose, and plans to broadcast more than 280 hours of Rio 2016 on RTÉ 2 as well as 3,250 hours of competition on the RTÉ Sport website, this is a sizeable operation.

What with Uefa Euro 2016 and the Olympics, as well as all of the regular sports,...

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