RTE is set to outsource all of the station’s young people’s programming.
This means that all of the broadcaster’s young people’s programmes on their children’s channels RTEjr and RTE2 will be outsourced to independent production companies.
“Recognising the challenging financial environment, and so as to achieve stronger efficiencies and value for money, RTÉ is to make changes to how it produces young people’s programmes,” a statement from RTE read.
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The decision was made from a cost-effectiveness standpoint – but it does not mean the quality of RTE’s children’s programming will be affected.
“After an examination of all output, a decision has been made to commission all young people’s programmes from the independent sector, enabling RTÉ to meet its statutory committed spend in the sector and reducing operating costs internally,” the statement continued.
“RTÉ is not reducing its commitment to younger peoples programmes, nor it’s spend.”