RTÉ has confirmed that it is about to undertake a “major renovation” of its television news studio (Studio 3). Speaking to The TV Room earlier today, a spokesperson said that news bulletins and related programming will be moving to other studios from mid-December to allow for the work to take place in Studio 3. The new-look studio is due to be unveiled to viewers in late-January. The spokesperson added that further details will be announced closer to the on-air launch.
Information about the changes first emerged in the summer. The cost is thought to be in the region of €2m. Display screens, lighting and other technical equipment is thought to be costing €600k. Other speculated costs include: a new robotics system: €300k; LED lighting: €150k; studio automation system: €120k.