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Dee Forbes banging the RTE TV licence drum again 60m uncollected fee *poll not working - pl ignore*

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,837 ✭✭✭RoTelly



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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,974 ✭✭✭saabsaab


    I read a proposal to send immigrants from the city to the Montrose campus and car parks as it has facilities and much room. Might solve the illegal encampments?



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,837 ✭✭✭RoTelly


    Well it would save them having to go into the City to report the news and the Fair City outdoor set will be free this summer, and in August RTÉ is pretty much deserted.

    Then each tent can have a TV and RTÉ can charge them 160 euro.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,279 ✭✭✭✭hotmail.com


    Only thing Emma O'Kelly has highlighted the last year is the complete lack of work she does.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,837 ✭✭✭RoTelly



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  • Registered Users Posts: 458 ✭✭chrisd2019




  • Registered Users Posts: 2,837 ✭✭✭RoTelly


    No he had a deal with on the Bookshell with Tubs, so he can't speak to other media. And Paul Howard is Tubs guest this week.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 85,848 ✭✭✭✭JP Liz V1


    Operation Transformation is ending

    RTÉ have said that the decision to bring the show to its conclusion came after the usual editorial review, which takes place at the end of each season to "ensure the audience is being best served and to refresh and renew its slate of programming."

    RTÉ will announce a new series for January 2025 later in the year.

    The decision on Operation Transformation was communicated some weeks ago to those involved including the experts and stakeholders.

    Over the course of the series there have been dozens of leaders from all over Ireland paving the way for thousands of viewers at home to follow their lead and their plans.



  • Registered Users Posts: 17,389 ✭✭✭✭fritzelly


    Not that I ever regarded OT as the best TV can offer it was very popular but just another example of cutting content to maintain paying wages to sub standard presenters



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,253 ✭✭✭jackofalltrades


    Classic RTE strategy. Punish the viewing public in the hope they kick up a fuss and politicians think twice about cutting their funding again.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,837 ✭✭✭RoTelly


    Not to defend RTÉ, but the series is on series 17, they are looking for a new programme that will replace OT, I am guessing they will go for something similar.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,210 ✭✭✭Widdensushi


    The thing about ot is that in most communities around the country there's walks organized to coincide with the show, helping to keep viewing figures up,, they are going to lose that.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,837 ✭✭✭RoTelly


    I imagine they are going to try something similar TBH. I some how doubt that they are letting go of the series fully. I imagine they will probably integrate it even more into Ray D'Arcy's fun runs. IMO RTÉ failed to produce a similar show in the last 2 years that may have replaced OT. But I imagine a new lifestyle type weight positive programme come Jan next year.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,197 ✭✭✭Viscount Aggro


    RTE programming is geared towards the 13% of viewership that never change channels from RTE One / Radio One.

    I heard they are going to double-up on production of "Reeling in the Years".



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,837 ✭✭✭RoTelly


    You know …. if this is the case … you can probable search google to find Dee Forbes extoling the virtues of Reeling in the Years and the introduction of The Way We Were and Keys To My Life.

    Their new show

    "Pop culture: that's barely even pop culture in Ireland that might have been nostalgic in the 2000s… well possibly the 1990s and even then we weren't impressed"

    RTÉ delve yet again into their archive with this new series starting with a look at that 1990s archive show "Raiders of the Lost Archive", in the second episode producers of "Reeling in the Year" go through the process of developing the epic show over the last 25 years as the decades role on.

    A five part series will also see interviews with Pat Shortt as he looks back on his "On d'Telly" series, while a host of celebrities take a look back on their interviews on Keys to My Life.

    Mike Murphy then looks back at iconic nostalgic series such as "Gaybo Laugh's Back", "Reeling in the Years" and "The Best of Today with Maura and Dathi" with a few interruptions from his show "The Live Mike". You'll never believe how trendy Fr Ted was back in the early 1980s.

    Guest presenters include Fiona Looney, Fintan O'Toole, Brendan O'Connor and Katherine Lynch.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,837 ✭✭✭RoTelly


    Former Head of Commerical Willie O'Reilly has an epiphany … in a publication owned and founded by the former Deputy Chair of RTÉ ! You'd have to laugh.

    https://thecurrency.news/articles/150457/2fms-uncertain-future-are-doireann-garrihy-and-the-2-johnnies-leaving-a-sinking-ship/

    Wasn't the ship already sunk?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,359 ✭✭✭Caquas


    Willie was on Morning Ireland just now with a condensed version. He’s a media guru because he listens to podcasts and knows that women are on Insta.😜 but he gave no clue about the most interesting question - the timing of these departures.

    Everything he said about new media has been true for years so why this coordinated (what, did ya think it was coincidental?) rush for the exits?

    My guess - Bakhurst is cracking down on nixers of all kinds and these “stars” have other gigs lined up. Can RTÉ recognise an opportunity or does it still think it has a monopoly on talent?



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,796 ✭✭✭✭Furze99


    I heard that and what came to mind was a 'boring old fart' who thinks he understands 'young people' and 'insta' etc and spoofs on about them. But really hasn't the foggiest beyond what he's read about them elsewhere. Anyway these insta stars he was talking of are hardly in the first flush of youth? 30s and early 40s..

    But where is Dee Forbes these days?????



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,837 ✭✭✭RoTelly


    He was a member of RTÉ's Executive when Dee Frobes was running the company. Did they ask if he took a redundancy payment? Was he aware of the barter accounts? Is this all a fall out of the mismanagemnet of RTÉ, under part of his watch?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,996 ✭✭✭Expunge


    Willie was also the main driving force in bringing Ray D'Arcy back to RTE.

    Enough said about this 'guru'.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,837 ✭✭✭RoTelly


    Willie and Moya were riding high on Today FM and its transformation. You have to remember that Radio Ireland was about to collapse prior to the arrival of Today FM and Ian Dempsey. Really only The Last Word was keeping Radio Ireland alive by that point. Then bring Ray D'Arcy into the fold in 2002 or so, "Guess who's joining our Den".


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,796 ✭✭✭✭Furze99


    RTE radio coverage of 'Whats in the Papers' this morning:

    Commenced with a long list of woes at RTE, funding, loss of licence money, departure of the 'stars'.

    Followed by a story of Gardaí and criminal elements directing local public protests at asylum sites.

    Might as well give up any pretence of balance at this stage, just abolish the licence fee and let RTE be slimmed down and managed as a government information news channel with a bit of culture along the way. Stop the pretence.



  • Registered Users Posts: 233 ✭✭Shan Doras


    Does anyone actually believe that the government will have come up with a replacement for the television license system "by the summer recess" ? I e within 6 weeks time? My arse they will



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,837 ✭✭✭RoTelly


    They are also going to have to find something for An Post to do or they will have provide them with a subvention them that 10m loss of income.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 233 ✭✭Shan Doras


    An post getting a tenner from every licence sold was daft to begin with



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,974 ✭✭✭saabsaab


    Why? Lots of businesses change their payment systems but don't give compensation to collection agencies.



  • Registered Users Posts: 16,223 ✭✭✭✭Loafing Oaf


    They may somehow wriggle out of actually implementing the new funding model before the government finishes up, especially if the general election is this year, but I think they'll have to commit 'in principle' to something this summer, given how clearly they have signalled their intention to do this…



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,890 ✭✭✭skimpydoo


    I was at the Local Enterprise Awards last Thursday in the Mansion House and they were in their 10th year. Bryan Dobson was the MC for the night and he does this every year gratis. If only other current and ex RTE employees were like this. You can in your hole imagine the likes of Claire Byrne doing this.



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,372 ✭✭✭jmcc


    Just read an analysis/history of 2FM on the RTE website.

    https://www.rte.ie/news/analysis-and-comment/2024/0526/1451253-2fm/

    These paragraphs at the end were the most interesting part:

    "The main problem may be one that Dan Healy knows better than most -
    the relationship between a radio presenter and their listener is a
    delicate thing.

    Who you switch on and invite in to your kitchen is a deeply personal
    choice and all the enthusiasm in the world can’t compel the listeners to
    stay tuned, regardless of who is comin'atcha."

    Does this kitchen table market from 45 years ago even exist at the same scale today for 2FM's 15-34 year old target market? Is RTE radio and TV, and especially under the Dee Forbes era was, largely pitching to a set of markets that ceased to exist in those forms almost half a century ago?

    Did the licence fee create a kind of Montrose timewarp while the real world outside moved on while RTE continued to operate in a pre satellite TV/Internet bubble? Ironically, Forbes had a background in cable and satellite TV. The problem in hiring her was that those battles against cable and satellite TV had been fought and lost by RTE decades ago. The competitor was and is the Internet and streaming.

    Even the licence fee is a concept from another century.

    Regards…jmcc

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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,041 ✭✭✭Tow


    This morning they are too talking about keeping in the license and keeping the government digout. In other words changing nothing.

    When is the money (including lost growth) Michael Noonan took in the Pension Levy going to be paid back?



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