The Week in Politics is also coming from the temporary studio today. It's being broadcast with the same RTÉ News roller blind background that is used for the main news bulletins for the next couple of weeks. I saw the ad for it on RTÉ One HD a short time ago. It will be broadcast again for the repeat from 11:30pm tonight.
I think that roller blind background will probably not change for Leader's Questions & News2day during this week & in the lead up to Christmas. I think the idea for going around this is that RTÉ are going the real cheap route with this temporary studio as the costs for the new setup is to be estimated between €1.7 million & €2 million. It is quite a lot of money to spend when they had a major revamp just 10 years ago.
I think the money that they are spending now to upgrade Studio 3 needs to be spent in a sensible way. I would be happy for them to make it have a much better studio layout than we have had in the previous 10 years. Maximizing the floor space by having a smaller desk for the main newsreaders to read their bulletins & having a new newswall is a good way to go about it. People paying the TV Licence Fee have probably given up a stink about it in recent times but they have to adapt with the current space that is available in Montrose.
RTÉ still have their new headquarters in Montrose to be built as a long ambition of theirs in the future. But that is going to take a really long time to get it built right even if they ever get the planning permission for a new project approved from ABP in what is really a substantial construction project for an Irish state broadcaster.
Last edited by bkman1990 on 16 December 2018 10:00pm