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View Poll Results: Would you support big change in RTE?
No, Things are fine the way they are 46 3.47%
Yes, Reduce salaries of presenters 383 28.91%
Yes, Reduce the number of channels, services, staff as well as reduce salaries of presenters 535 40.38%
Scrap RTE altogether 361 27.25%
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04-05-2018, 10:30   #16
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Sell off the rest of the Montrose holiday camp and move the inmates to a purpose built studio in an industrial estate in west dublin
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04-05-2018, 10:31   #17
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At this moment, TG4 is showing Little House on the Prairie. Not dubbed. No subtitles. So, what's the point. Today's schedule is mostly foreign imports and repeats.
RTE television could be condensed into one channel, without any loss of domestic programming.
RTE should be channelling their energy into digital/online services, reducing their staffing levels and eliminating the excess fat( orchestra s, etc)
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04-05-2018, 10:33   #18
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Being honest I think that the orchestras are far more worthy public services than 2FM or RTE2
Unless they start touring they are fcuk all use to anyone outside of Dublin.
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At this moment, TG4 is showing Little House on the Prairie.
TG4... sometimes half decent documentaries, rest of the time Westerns, sh1t home produced 'comedy' and dramas that hardly anyone watches, cartoons etc.
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Being honest I think that the orchestras are far more worthy public services than 2FM or RTE2
Anyone in the country can listen to 2FM or watch RTE2 at any time. They also bring in advertising revenue. How many people can see the RTE orchestra's yearly if all of their events are sold out?, i'd guess its less than 5% the amount of people who'd watch a big Ireland rugby international or CL final on RTE 2.
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04-05-2018, 10:38   #22
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I didn't know we had 2 orchestras but I like the idea of having state orchestras, but maybe it should be paid for via the Dept of Arts Culture and Gaeltacht and not through licence money.
If you look at original programming shown on the two RTEs you'll see that one channel would be more than enough. I've never listened to 2FM but if the likes of Newstalk can operate independently then why do we need to throw so much money at a radio station?
If anyone wants to form an angry mob with pitchforks etc and march on Montrose, I'm down.
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04-05-2018, 10:39   #23
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No poll option for just scrapping the licence and any public funding, and then letting do whatever they want.
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04-05-2018, 10:40   #24
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Come back and look for the money Dee when you restructure your organisation.

Its not like its not your job or anything....
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04-05-2018, 10:42   #25
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RTE is the absolute pinnacle of nepotism in this country.

Some of the people on 6 figure salaries is an absolute joke.

Was it someone form RTE that said they have to pay these prices because they'll go elsewhere, where and who would pay someone like Ray D'arcy.

Its not just D'Arcy, RTE has a plethora of below average presenters hanging on to huge pay packets.

If they looked inwards (they wont) they coudl make huge savings, stop paying these people 500k a year and see if C4, BBC, ITV, Sky etc come in to give them equally large or more money across the pond, I'm willing to bet none of them would be picked up by "rival" broadcasters, they're all sub standard.
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The more of our money they get the more of our money they will waste, simples.
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Anyone in the country can listen to 2FM or watch RTE2 at any time. They also bring in advertising revenue. How many people can see the RTE orchestra's yearly if all of their events are sold out?, i'd guess its less than 5% the amount of people who'd watch a big Ireland rugby international or CL final on RTE 2.
you don't think that RTE couldn't move them to RTE1?
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Have they given Lottie f**king Ryan a job yet by the way?
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Typical RTE, pushing forward the Dee Forbes media agenda.
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They should be looking to reduce the fee, not increase it. OP is right - valuable land, vastly overpaid stars, tired formats, a catch up service which is terrible.

I'd be happy to pay a basic €50 per year, & the rest on a pay per view basis or something.
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