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.