RTE has a privileged position, but one that must bear scrutiny
RTE yesterday published a document which aims to chart the public service broadcaster's role over the coming five years. In it the management sets out arguments to support their assertion that RTE is now a much leaner and fitter organisation than it was five years ago.
In common with many other media organisations, and indeed most other businesses generally, it has had to battle through tough recessionary times and radically adjust its cost base accordingly.
But, operating as it does in one of the most open media markets in the world, RTE also points out that it has lost a significant amount of audience share. It sets out two models for future funding.