Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Joint Committee on Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht

Future of Public Service Broadcasting and Impact of Covid-19 on the Media Sector: Discussion

Photo of Fintan WarfieldFintan Warfield (Sinn Fein) | Oireachtas source

With respect to all of the witness, my time may be taken up with questions to Mr. Lynch. I want first to ask about RTÉ's plans around streaming and the RTÉ player, which is mentioned in some of the documents send to the committee. I use the RTÉ player on Apple TV. I am familiar with its intricacies, particularly in terms of live television.

How can RTÉ better compete with streaming platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+ and the array of niche over the top, OTT, services that exist in the market? I am aware of the importance of findability in this conversation. Does RTÉ have any recommendations in respect of improving the findability of public service broadcasters such as TG4 and RTÉ on Apple TV, Samsung smart televisions and so on?


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