RTÉ announces Repositioning of RTÉNL
Monday, 23 July 2012: As part of ongoing changes at RTÉ, the organisations subsidiary company 'RTÉ Transmission Network Limited' (RTÉNL) is to be repositioned. Announcing the change, RTÉ Director-General Noel Curran confirmed that RTÉNL will be renamed and rebranded. In addition, the subsidiary's headquarters will be located away from RTÉ's Dublin campus in Donnybrook. A new board of directors, including independent directors, along with a new independent chairman, will be appointed.
Noel Curran, Director-General of RTÉ, said: "The repositioning of RTÉ NL means that the company will be able to take full advantage of developments in broadcast services markets nationally and internationally. While RTÉ NL will remain a subsidiary of RTÉ, these changes will allow it to become a true leader in broadcast delivery technology. The recent, and successful, roll-out of the infrastructure for SAORVIEW clearly demonstrates RTÉ NL's ability to deliver, and this repositioning will put it in the best position to build on its competencies and achievements."
RTÉ NL was established as a separate company in 2003 and it operates a network of some 170 distribution and transmission sites across Ireland. It provides broadcast distribution and transmission services to the Irish television and radio channels, including national services such as RTÉ One and RTÉ Two, TV3, TG4, Today FM, RTÉ Radio 1, 2fm, lyric fm, RnaG and Newstalk, as well as regional and local radio services such as Clare FM, Kerry Radio, Spin FM, etc. In addition to broadcast, RTÉ NL also provides services into the telecommunications industry.
Mick Kehoe, Executive Director of RTÉNL, said "This repositioning of RTÉ NL is an exciting development that will refresh both the company and the business. As with most other businesses in Ireland there are challenging times ahead but I am confident that with this fresh start, along with input from the new talent that will join the company board, RTÉ NL will expand and prosper."
The repositioning of RTÉ NL, and its move away from RTÉ in Donnybrook, comes during a period of dynamic change at the organisation. As well as major cost-saving initiatives and a second voluntary exit scheme, the broadcaster is delivering key structural changes that will position it with both long-term sustainable finances as well as the optimal structure for the digital future.