Free RTE Website Is 'Unfair Competition'
Byline: Hannah-Louise Dunne Showbusiness Editor
NATIONAL newspaper bosses have accused RTE of unfair competition over its website.
RTE, which is majority funded by the [euro]160-ahousehold licence fee, spends money on a free-to-use website that hosts moneygenerating spin-offs such as RTE Motors, which links to a car-dealership site, and RTE Dating - which links to a dating site.
The National Newspapers Ireland trade body, of which the Irish Daily Mail is a member, says RTE has an unfair commercial advantage over its rivals in the print media.
It said RTE can use web programmes funded by public money to generate extra money from online advertisers. …
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