Catriona Perry (above left), Keelin Shanley (above right) and Eillen Dunne (pic 2) help unveil a
cheap copy of BBC News/Sky News studio refurbishment and technical upgrade of RTÉ’s main News studio” at a cost €1.4 million.
Laura Fitzgerald writes:
The upgraded studio features a new video wall, 24m long and 3m high, spanning three sides of the studio. It utilises LED technology and a lighting system which is 70% more energy efficient.
The refurbishment has seen the introduction of new automated HD cameras, a new set design, additional presentation areas and changed opening graphics for the main news bulletins.
The new look RTÉ News also sees a reworking of the familiar RTÉ News theme music by Irish composer Ronan Hardiman, recorded by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra.
An innovative and pleasing upgrade.
Or derivative, hi-tech, couch-based ‘news’ hub?
Only YOU can decide.
“I take great pride in my work reporting from Leinster House as RTE’s Political Correspondent and especially covering the dramatic 2016 general election and subsequent prolonged government formation process as well as the historic referendums on Marriage Equality and the Eighth Amendment.
“I loved every minute reporting on political developments – and providing analysis and context – for RTÉ’s audience.
“Thank you to my colleagues who helped me with all this work and to everyone for their loyalty and decency.”
Martina Fitzgerald, this afternoon
Martina Fitzgerald to leave RTÉ News (RTÉ)
On RTÉ’s Six One News.
Journalist Paul Cunningham interviewed former Minister for Communications Denis Naughten about Peter Smyth’s report into the National Broadband Plan procurement process and Mr Naughten’s engagements with David McCourt.
Watch back in full here
Naughten met with bidder to ‘keep them at the table’ (RTE)
Previously: Breaking His Own Rules
‘David Already There’
RTÉ News’ John Finnerty this afternoon.
Beats wind breaking at least.
Charles Charlie Charles writes:
News One cutting back on camera equipment…
The RTE graphics department strikes again.
Could have been worse.
(Thanks Don Reilly)