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Old 17-11-2018, 02:39 PM
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RTÉ ‘out of touch with its audience and in need of young blood’

Catherine Sanz, Times Ireland

November 16 2018



RTÉ creates irrelevant content because it does not understand or relate to its audience, a report by public service broadcasters across Europe claims.

The assessment by members of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) found content developers and producers were “afraid of losing their autonomy” and assumed they knew their audiences. It said RTÉ’s lack of awareness on diversity meant staff “do not really know for whom content is made”.

The report was compiled after a peer review in May last year and given to RTÉ in July. It said RTÉ was out of sync with its viewers, partly because of a lack of “new blood” and an ageing staff base.

“Irish people need to feel that RTÉ reflects them,” the report said. RTÉ, which commissioned the report, had refused to release the findings in full to The Times under freedom of information law, claiming that it would interfere with its five-year strategic plan. It provided the report’s executive summary in September, but The Times has now obtained the full document after RTÉ settled with the Information Commissioner’s Office during an external appeals process.

EBU members, including representatives from the BBC and SSR SRG, the Swiss broadcaster, said that RTÉ’s production staff were “not chasing audiences” and programmes were lacking direction. It quoted an unnamed staff member who said that RTÉ, compiled a weekly log of audience reaction that was “rarely given any attention”. The report noted that while RTÉ won two awards for extensive audience research in 2015, it had not acted on the recommendations. It said RTÉ needed to understand its audience and that focus groups were insufficient.

“RTÉ is a media organisation and as such, its raison d’être and the basis for its sustainability is to fulfil audience needs,” the report said. “RTÉ needs to actively fight the perception that it is Dublin-centric,” it said.

Young staff members needed to be recruited and promoted to make new and creative content. It said the average age of RTÉ staff was 44.

RTÉ should develop rules on the diversity of presenters, experts, contributors and participants in its programmes to better represent Irish society, it said.
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Old 17-11-2018, 06:09 PM
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Surely one of Miriam O'Callaghan's youngsters could freshen things up
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Old 18-11-2018, 06:44 PM
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Peter Casey for the late late show host.
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Old 18-11-2018, 10:03 PM
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RTE is remarkably 'Dublin centred.' Nine out of ten news reports centre on Dublin and broadcasters often refer to street names without even bothering to say that said street is in Dublin - we are all supposed to know. Oftentimes they speak about how 'we' need to do this or that, and be 'we' they mean Dublin city. I seldom enough listen to/watch their news now.

The problem is that if/when such things are pointed out, I think they assume it's just culchies complaining. We couldn't actually have a point - sure how could they broadcast for the whole country etc?
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Old 19-11-2018, 11:25 AM
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looking forward to what that delusional bitch Dee Forbes has to say about this. no doubt she'll spin it in some way to lay the Balme on the fact that they don't get enough money from TV License, or lack there of.
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Old 19-11-2018, 02:08 PM
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RTÉ exposed for what it is. The surprise, if there is any, is that they think they can hide the findings under FoI rules. It's not like they have a heretofore unknown fleet of submarines.

A D4 organisation for a D4 audience, that's what they have always been and always will be.
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Old 19-11-2018, 03:24 PM
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RTÉ exposed for what it is. The surprise, if there is any, is that they think they can hide the findings under FoI rules. It's not like they have a heretofore unknown fleet of submarines.

A D4 organisation for a D4 audience, that's what they have always been and always will be.
They rejected your pitch for your 26 or 32 part series "De Valera the Musical on Ice" again C32?
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Old 21-11-2018, 11:38 PM
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RTE have been out of touch with the country for years now. Appealing to an ageing demographic. Rife with nepotism - Lottie Ryan anyone? Sub par, grossly overpaid presenters.

Monstrose is rotten to the core...
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Old 24-11-2018, 02:31 PM
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Many people in this country see RTE as corrupt and completely out of touch with Ireland. RTE appears to be run by 5 or 6 families. Most staff are related to each other in some way. Nepotism is everywhere. The government needs to act to bring this to an end.
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Old 25-11-2018, 10:12 AM
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Their “industry and employment” correspondent is a mouthpiece for SIPTU. Their “agriculture and environment” correspondent is a failed ex TD. By the way, “agriculture” is responsible for over 30% of Ireland’s greenhouse emissions yet the same guy is supposed to cover the “environment” portfolio.
The “southern editor,” is from Kerry, which leads to reporting trivia from Killarney or Tralee on Friday nights or Monday mornings.

Most of their “factual” output is based around localised versions of international formats about baking, doing up houses, what goes on in a hospital/zoo/fire station, etc.

For this we’re forced to pay €160 a year under threat of jail.

It’s a massive scam and should be disbanded forthwith
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