There's a behind the scenes day in the life of RTE News knocking around on You Tube, and when they fire up and go into the existing RTE One news studio, it looks like there's barely enough room for one desk - let alone shortening the existing main one, and putting in another one.
Suspect to cram two desks in, they'll make more use of the left hand corner - where the screen that looks like it's hiding is. Turn the new short main presentation desk 90 degrees to the left, and the new 'other smaller' desk - in the opposite top right hand corner of the studio. Although, I do wonder if it'll actually be the size of the breakfast bar table, or like the desk that the business news is presented from on BBC Breakfast.
But have to ask why need two desks? Are the sports team tired of standing up to deliver the sports news on the main news broadcasts?
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