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Footballer51 posts since 19 Aug 2016
There were a few techincal problems on Six One just now. There were a few sound problems earlier and just before the ad break, a Breaking News slide appeared, but it went away after a few seconds and also, there was no DOG going into the ad break after the Breaking News slide disappeared.
JKDerry1,357 posts since 15 Oct 2016 Recently warned
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It may surprise some, but all of RTE News output (excluding small news summaries) come from probably one of the smallest news studios in the world. The Irish national broadcaster brings all of their main news from Studio 3 at RTE Television Centre in Dublin which measures a pokey 728 Sq Ft. No wonder they have technical issues.
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ABC Australia364 posts since 2 Jul 2005
It may surprise some, but all of RTE News output (excluding small news summaries) come from probably one of the smallest news studios in the world. The Irish national broadcaster brings all of their main news from Studio 3 at RTE Television Centre in Dublin which measures a pokey 728 Sq Ft. No wonder they have technical issues.

It's quite an old building too, been used since the early 1960s, though a major redevelopment is supposed to be in the works
JKDerry1,357 posts since 15 Oct 2016 Recently warned
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RTE Television Centre was built from 1960-1962 and contains 8 main television studios. It is a creaking old building, but does the job for RTE. However due to budget cuts I doubt RTE will get their way and redevelop the site in the next decade.

For information - Studio 1-3 were built from 1960-62. Studio 1 was originally RTE's largest studio at 4,180 Sq Ft, and it was home for the first 25 years or so of the Late Late Show, and today is home to the Lottery game show Winning Streak. Studio 2 is a small 1,980 Sq Ft general purpose studio and as I said the news studio is in Studio 3 at 7298 Sq Ft.

Studio 4 is the largest studio at RTE, 6,525 Sq Ft. It was opened in 1982, however due to lack of money it was not fully operational until 1987 and for some occasions would have to share cameras and equipment with other studios. In 1995 it was redeveloped and a new permanent audience seating rostra was built in, 250 people it can now take. It was one of the busiest studios in the complex with The Late Late Show, The Ray D'arcy Show, and three editions of Prime Time all using the studio in the course of one week.

Studio 5 is one of their medium sized studios at 2,415 Sq Ft and has been used by children's shows, daytime shows and programmes for youth audience since it was opened around 1979/80.

Studios 6, 7 and 8 are the smallest in the complex, around 400-500 Sq Ft each, continuity studios, presentation studios, also used for children's continuity and sport.

There are also two large sound stages at around 5,800 Sq Ft each, used for dramas and soap operas.
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