RTE deficit .. warns of “serious financial position”

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RTE networks handles the broadcast side of things. Where did you get this idea that Sky pays German TV and BBC?
The BBC do not pay for carriage, after they threatened the satellites with withdrawal of content. RTE tried the same thing and backed down.

I don't think they should have backed down.
 


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So you think it is reasonable to have someone reading the news with a clear physical defect on that level? Could we not have someone looking normal?
Why is someone with a physical defect less able or talented?

Or is it simply that the sight of such people offends you?
 

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Why is someone with a physical defect less able or talented?

Or is it simply that the sight of such people offends you?
I am not offended at all. I just think on a visual media the person needs to look good visually. For the same reason short ugly people aren't fashion models.
 
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RTE's reaction to the proposed cuts is symptomatic of the real problem in RTE - they REALLY don't see RTE as a public service broadcaster, they see it as a cushy career they're entitled to.

The news has been full of stories about the cuts - the CEO :rolleyes: of Lyric FM's major problem was that people have homes in Limerick, not that his business is losing a fortune. Dee Forbes threat that the very future of "public service" broadcasting was at risk....like 2FM????

Scale it back or shut it down, but stop this madness, please.
 

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RTE's reaction to the proposed cuts is symptomatic of the real problem in RTE - they REALLY don't see RTE as a public service broadcaster, they see it as a cushy career they're entitled to.

The news has been full of stories about the cuts - the CEO :rolleyes: of Lyric FM's major problem was that people have homes in Limerick, not that his business is losing a fortune. Dee Forbes threat that the very future of "public service" broadcasting was at risk....like 2FM????

Scale it back or shut it down, but stop this madness, please.
:LOL:
 

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Why is someone with a physical defect less able or talented?

Or is it simply that the sight of such people offends you?
Here, let's face facts. The only reason Eileen Dunne is working in RTÉ is because, drum roll please, her Dad worked in RTÉ. If she walked in off the street with no connections and the aforementioned afflictions she would have been sent straight back out through the revolving door at Montrose.

Let's not pretend Eileen Dunne continuing to be allowed to work there is some sort of reason for a group hug.
 

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Here, let's face facts. The only reason Eileen Dunne is working in RTÉ is because, drum roll please, her Dad worked in RTÉ. If she walked in off the street with no connections and the aforementioned afflictions she would have been sent straight back out through the revolving door at Montrose.

Let's not pretend Eileen Dunne continuing to be allowed to work there is some sort of reason for a group hug.
Just like her unsmiling colleague Ann Cassin.
 

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Here, let's face facts. The only reason Eileen Dunne is working in RTÉ is because, drum roll please, her Dad worked in RTÉ. If she walked in off the street with no connections and the aforementioned afflictions she would have been sent straight back out through the revolving door at Montrose.

Let's not pretend Eileen Dunne continuing to be allowed to work there is some sort of reason for a group hug.

There was a newspaper article printed a few years ago about the amount of nepotism in RTE , it was crazy , having a relative(or many) already employed there seemed to be a requisite of getting a job there.

I also remember reading a bit about the funeral about an RTE personality who died a few years ago , he used to do the horse racing . Anyway they had a picture of mourners at his funeral , nieces , nephews sibblings, etc and they listed nearly all of them as working or having worked at RTE in some guise or other as researchers , camera men , production staff etc., etc.

You would hope that they have cleaned up their act in that regard by now , but then when you see te likes of Gerry Ryans dauighters walking staright into presenting jobs wih 2FM you would have to wonder.







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The BBC do not pay for carriage, after they threatened the satellites with withdrawal of content. RTE tried the same thing and backed down.
Don't know where you got the idea about satellites being threatened. The whole thing is more copyrights driven. RTE has limited rights on what and where it can broadcast. It also operates a service via a satellite separate from the Astra satellites and the RTE stuff is carried on the encrypted Sky package on Astra. The encryption and conditional access allows channels to be limited to subscribers in countries or regions. But like most systems, these encryption systems can be compromised and it is possible to use "dodgyboxes" to gain access. RTE channels are available via Saorsat ( Welcome to Saorsat) which is RTE's version of Freesat but the footprint of the satellite's transmitters is tailored for Ireland. The hardware for a Saorsat installation is less than 100 Euro. RTE's channels on Astra are encrypted and require a Sky subscription.

The BBC had encrypted its Freesat service until around 2003 when it changed to a different Astra satellite with a footprint that was stronger in the UK and weaker elsewhere. Prior to that, there was a steady trade in Grey Market Freesat receivers with UK postcodes for activation.

Sky has been the gatekeeper for much of the English language transmissions and services on Astra since the late 1990s. Ireland has always been ahead of the UK in cable TV and more people get their TV services from cable TV than satellite TV in Ireland. The main cities in Ireland all had operational cable TV networks before the UK even got around to sorting out its cable TV franchises in the late 1980s.
 
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Some of the most talented and popular people on TV are nothing to look at it. I'm don't think TV should be populated mostly by beautiful people, either.

There's a reason why page 3 girls never went on to become news readers.
In the future when silly primitive inhibitions fade away the news will be read by beautiful naked ladies.
 

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In the future when silly primitive inhibitions fade away the news will be read by beautiful naked ladies.
There's a Canadian website that does that and it has been around since 1999 or so. :) You must be new to the Internet.
 

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There's a Canadian website that does that and it has been around since 1999 or so. :) You must be new to the Internet.
I have much to learn kemosabe
 

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There is not enough broadcasting As Gaeilge on RTE in my opinion.
 

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Don't know where you got the idea about satellites being threatened.
By satellites I mean Sky TV. The BBC threatened Sky TV into dropping carriage fees for it's channels in 2014.
The BBC and BSkyB have resolved their long-running row over retransmission fees with the corporation no longer having to pay to put its channels on the pay-TV platform, saving £4.5m a year in licence fee money.

The BBC had threatened to start charging for its content if it did not drop the annual fee, which also applied to the three other public service broadcasters, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5. https://www.theguardian.com/media/2014/feb/28/bbc-bskyb-agree-retransmission-dea
RTE tried the same they received a different response - they should call Skys bluff too.
Sky and Virgin Media Ireland have said they will not pay to be allowed to carry RTÉ channels even at the risk of losing those channels from their platforms. Sky and Virgin Media will drop RTÉ if required to pay
 

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There was a newspaper article printed a few years ago about the amount of nepotism in RTE , it was crazy , having a relative(or many) already employed there seemed to be a requisite of getting a job there.

I also remember reading a bit about the funeral about an RTE personality who died a few years ago , he used to do the horse racing . Anyway they had a picture of mourners at his funeral , nieces , nephews sibblings, etc and they listed nearly all of them as working or having worked at RTE in some guise or other as researchers , camera men , production staff etc., etc.

You would hope that they have cleaned up their act in that regard by now , but then when you see te likes of Gerry Ryans dauighters walking staright into presenting jobs wih 2FM you would have to wonder.


And mingrid Riley’s mother worked there




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Moya Dohertys interview with Finucane puts the Maria Bailey interview in the h’apenny place for cringeworthiness.

waffling on about public service media without once saying what she meant by it

waffling on about how RTÉ needs to “become nimble”

she’s been chair of RTÉ for over 5 years!!! Ffs how long does she need to make it nimble?
 


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