RTE another steller performer with a €60m loss in 2012 , apparently they let under 300 go in 2012 which explains the loss which would mean the average payout was near the €200K???? nice!
Whats the point of RTE anymore? the average person is drowning in media and a 160€ per house per year would go along way to pay for water charges or whatever you consider a more imortant use of scarce resources. The best thing RTE could do is collapse their service down to TG4 and a self funding sports station if you must. Get rid of the tv "licence" tax and get some token amount of state money for "original " programming again "if you must".
RTÉ looks to public funding as commercial income falls - Irish News, World News & More | The Irish Times - Fri, Apr 26, 2013
The Government has “big choices” to make on the future of RTÉ, director-general Noel Curran has said, as he signalled the broadcaster’s desire to collect a greater proportion of its funding from public sources.
RTÉ’s deficit for 2012 will exceed €60 million, mostly due to the cost of restructuring the organisation, Mr Curran told The Irish Times.
Commercial income is understood to have fallen €14 million or about 8 per cent last year, with the advertising market remaining subdued in 2013. This has put pressure on RTÉ’s financial recovery as it seeks to break even this year.