Saturday 20 January 2018

Pandering pundits

• RTE show a coyness unbecoming of them in their refusal to tell the licence payer exactly how much they pay their sports pundits.

Recently Ryle Nugent, head of sport in RTE, refused to divulge to me how much the 'Sunday Game' pundits earned. He cited confidentiality, and in a response to a friend of mine, he offered that RTE would be giving away a commercial advantage to other rivals.

RTE have the monopoly as regards sports and cash. They are funded via the licence and advertising. They essentially are the only show in town and hence pay most.

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