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bkman19901,471 posts since 29 Jan 2012
UTV Newsline
The colour scheme for the set looks the same from BBC Newsnight & for RTÉ Prime Time. It is a big change after it takes a break from having the virtual backdrop for TV3 News at Ballymount. I suppose that's something that is positive from the viewers point of view.

The quality of the news production and the website at 3 News Ireland has to rapidly improve though for more viewers to tune into it & to provide a proper online news service. The news website really has been a shambles for years. It just shows the news bulletin from the current day's news bulletin & nothing else. The execution of their news website is an appalling joke for the standard of a Irish news provider. And right now they are trying to become that could be equal to Ireland Live from their former competitors UTV Ireland.

It will be a miracle if they have something that resembles a proper news service that count's as a rival to RTÉ News.
Last edited by bkman1990 on 31 August 2017 3:11pm - 5 times in total
chinamug469 posts since 29 Jul 2013
UTV Newsline
RTE making it very easy for TV3 to claim all day news coverage from first in the Morning to last thing at night. RTE seems to have scrapped any live TV news after 9.30 at night. It's RTE News Now service is only useful if news events take place Monday to Friday between 10am and 9.30pm...
Gary McEwan3,457 posts since 23 May 2011
STV Central Reporting Scotland
RTE making it very easy for TV3 to claim all day news coverage from first in the Morning to last thing at night. RTE seems to have scrapped any live TV news after 9.30 at night. It's RTE News Now service is only useful if news events take place Monday to Friday between 10am and 9.30pm...


And with the announced cuts today from RTE who knows what's going to be happening in the future. This could be a good opportunity for TV3 to get their nose in front.
JKDerry2,301 posts since 15 Oct 2016
UTV Newsline
RTE seem to live in the 1970s era where radio was more important. They protect Morning Ireland on RTE Radio 1 and have no interest in providing a proper alternative breakfast news programme on television.

Remember the "Morning Edition", an attempt by RTE at a morning news show, they scheduled it at 9am-11am, why? So as not to interfere with Morning Ireland's ratings. RTE still have not grasped that this is 2017 and not 1977.
p_c_u_k2,069 posts since 27 Mar 2004
It feels to me like RTE news is exceptionally dry. There is room for a competitor to come in and make the news much more accessible than RTE provides, even on youth station RTE 2fm.

Having said that, much like with the BBC, never doubt the power of the heritage of channel 1, or the tradition of going to it when a big story breaks.