According to RTE, the winding up of The Daily Show and Four Live next March is down to finances. Which begs the question -- what are they spending the money on?
Two shows, based in the same studio with the same set, without highly paid presenters, no outside broadcast costs, and just a few guests coming in at the cost of a couple of taxi rides each.
TV3 make this kind of show in their sleep, and on a modest budget, but for some reason it costs RTE a fortune.
What's the betting that TV3 seize the day, and show RTE how to do it...