Stop sitting on the fence and tell us what you really think!
Thing is though, is breakfast a real priority for RTE Television?
Looking at the latest radio listening figures published last week, most radio stations put in some serious numbers of pairs of ears in the weekday morning drive slot - so faced with that - is a tightly budget controlled public service tv broadcaster really going to spend 4-5 million euro on developing and then producing their own breakfast programme, when most of the available audience is either on TV3, or (where viewable) Good Morning Britain, BBC Breakfast and Sky News or it seems, the multitude of radio stations available in all parts of the country.
Plus, if we are talking about finance - the 45 min block of 'commercial paid presentation' programming at 7am, must bring in a few more cents into the RTE piggybank than a blank screen or testcard would do.
I don't know it this 'abmomoly' still goes on these days, but I seem to remember that you had RTE One and TG4 both putting out Euronews at the same time. Could never quite see the point in that. Yes, if the TG4 one was dubbing the soundtrack into Gaelic, but they weren't.
One wonders what would happen if a major news story of Irish importance breaks before 7am?
Would RTE switch to domestic studio/location presenter led news coverage, or patch across RTE News Now (and therefore the Morning Ireland studio 'snoop' cameras) over to RTE One, and let the radio news team do the coverage, until normal programming resumes?
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