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

Mr. Lynch mentioned the growth in online viewing figures. How long does he anticipate RTÉ will continue scheduling the traditional transmission of television programmes? Is RTÉ prepared for the associated fall-off in revenue when that ceases? I doubt that the RTÉ player makes much money. TG4 recently launched a really good player on the Apple TV app. I downloaded it this week. There are no advertisements there either. There is a natural fall-off in revenue. How long does Mr. Lynch anticipate that RTÉ will continue scheduling television programmes? I am conscious that it is in a very disruptive space.


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