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    Default Why does RTE give work to it's competitors ?

    It's something I just don't understand. Talking here about the likes of Dunphy , Tom McGuirk , Sam Smyth , etc. They work for rival broadcasters yet turn up regularly on RTE. If I worked part time for Bórd Gais , would they look kindly if , on my days off , I earned a few bob with the ESB ?

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    Old proverb: "Keep your friends close and your enemies in your pocket"

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    RTÉ sees itself as being in show business. It's one of their major problems.

    Would MFM have a problem with recruiting Julia Roberts because she last worked for Warner?

    RTÉ is (or should be) a public service broadcaster and therefore the extent to which it is (or should be) in competition with the commercial broadcasters is debatable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toland View Post
    RTÉ sees itself as being in show business. It's one of their major problems.

    Would MFM have a problem with recruiting Julia Roberts because she last worked for Warner?

    RTÉ is (or should be) a public service broadcaster and therefore the extent to which it is (or should be) in competition with the commercial broadcasters is debatable.

    I'd be more inclined to think it's just an old boys network .

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    Eamon Dunphy's very popular. So's George Hook. So is Matt Cooper. So multiple media sources use them. I don't get why you're coming at this from an RTE angle. Why not say "Why do Newstalk give work to its competitors?" It's just as valid.
    I'm living in America, and in America, you're on your own. America's not a country. It's just a business. Now f***ing pay me.

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    Dat's showbiz!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cricket View Post
    I'd be more inclined to think it's just an old boys network .
    There is, of course, that too. As there always is amongst the meedja.

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    There is a real issue as to why a supposedly neutral public service broadcaster relies so much on people who work for newspapers which clearly have political agendas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cricket View Post
    It's something I just don't understand. Talking here about the likes of Dunphy , Tom McGuirk , Sam Smyth , etc. They work for rival broadcasters yet turn up regularly on RTE. If I worked part time for Bórd Gais , would they look kindly if , on my days off , I earned a few bob with the ESB ?


    There's nothing at all wrong with it.

    I'd put it the other way round. Why isn't RTE outsourcing all its programme-making (yes, even the news-programmes) to independent production companies?

    With that and other economies, such as a cut-back on broadcasting-hours and the number of channels, you could soon get rid of the licence-fee altogether and just put 40 cents a week on the new residential property-tax.

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