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    <DIV>Television is now much more than a 'box in the corner', and the concept of a television licence fee may have to be changed to include such developments as mobile phone streaming and websites such as YouTube, an Oireachtas committee has been told.</DIV>
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    <DIV>The Oireachtas Committee on Broadcasting is holding a public consultation process on forthcoming broadcasting legislation. </DIV>
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    <DIV>Technology expert Ronan Coy said television can include anything that is made visually available to the consumer, including developments such as Internet-based television stations and video blogging.

    However, Conor Hayes, RTÉ's Chief Financial Officer, told the meeting that 99% of homes in the country still have a television set, and are therefore obliged to have a licence based on that set.</DIV>
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    <DIV>How about they make a change and give us value for our money?[img]smileys/mad.gif[/img]</DIV>
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    But the Hook &amp; Pope Roadshow is value for money. [img]smileys/lol.gif[/img]

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      #3


      Not forgetting


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      Last summer, RTÉ’s Studio 2 hosted live sessions by Aslan, Republic Of Loose, Gemma Hayes and Roesy. Over four consecutive days, the acts performed completely live to a select live audience, and Eye2Eye Extra is the result.

      Hosted by Liam McCormack, Eye2Eye Extra also dips into the RTÉ archives to look have on rarely seen performances and promo videos.

      <!-[img]../bachelorswalk/images/side1.jpg[/img]-&gt;Line-up:


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      <LI>Wednesday, January 3rd – Aslan
      <LI>Wednesday, January 10th – Republic Of Loose
      <LI>Wednesday, January 17th – Gemma Hayes
      <LI>Wednesday, January 24th – Roesy </LI>[/list]

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        That's on tonight I believe. Where are they tonight?
        Excellence is hard to keep quite - Sherrie Coale

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          Originally posted by McCloud
          That's on tonight I believe. Where are they tonight?

          George Hook and Brent Pope take to the road in the Leinster heartlands this week as The Heineken Cup Roadshow with Hook &amp; Pope broadcasts live from County Carlow RFC.


          The guys, who will be joined by Jim Glennon and boxer Bernard Dunne,bring with them their passion and enthusiasm for the Heineken Cup in the lead-up to this weekend's Round 5 clashes.


          The show will be broadcast from 8.00-9.00pm on RTÉ Twothis Wednesday

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            Originally posted by Ruck
            <div>Television is now much more than a 'box in the
            corner', and the concept of a television licence fee may have to be
            changed to include such developments as mobile phone streaming and
            websites such as YouTube, an Oireachtas committee has been told.</div>
            <div></div>
            <div>The Oireachtas Committee on Broadcasting is holding a public consultation process on forthcoming broadcasting legislation. </div>
            <div></div>
            <div>Technology expert Ronan Coy said television can include anything
            that is made visually available to the consumer, including developments
            such as Internet-based television stations and video
            blogging.

            However, Conor Hayes, RT�'s Chief
            Financial Officer, told the meeting that 99% of homes in the country
            still have a television set, and are therefore obliged to have a
            licence based on that set.</div>
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            <div>_______________________</div>
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            <div>How about they make a change and give us value for our money?[img]smileys/mad.gif[/img]</div>
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            I cant understand the principle of a tv licence anyway. as the cfo of
            rte says 99% of people have a tv. So why the feck are they all paying a
            flat tax (because that is what it is).

            TV licence should be abolished it is an inefficient form of raising
            funds. RTE should get a direct subvention from the government for what
            it does and leave the rest of us alone.

            Seven social sins: politics without principles, wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, and worship without sacrifice



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              <DIV>Videa on Demand is not covered by the Televison Licence fee. AFAIK the television licence is required where you are receiving a television signal via aerial rather than actually owning a tv.</DIV>
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              <DIV>The theory is if you can demostrate that your tv does not have any channels tuned in and you have no aerial/dish/cable then the licence fee does not apply. All you need is a pc input on your tv then Robert is your father's brother.</DIV>
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              <DIV>Channel 4 have just launched a VoD service. You can download shows (£0.99) and movies (£1.99) from their entire collection strecthing back 20 odd years.</DIV>
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              <DIV>It looks a very good idea but the costs would start to mount up significantly over time.</DIV>
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