RTÃ News unveiled its brand new studio after a major renovation and technical upgrade costing 1.4 million euros.
Studio 3 is Ireland’s busiest television studio, broadcasting over 1,700 newsletters and programs each year. This is the first refurbishment of the busy studio in a decade and, according to the state broadcaster, “will enhance RTÃ’s storytelling capabilities in its reporting across Ireland and around the world.”
The modernized studio includes a new 24m long and 3m high video wall, spanning three sides of the studio. It uses LED technology and a 70% more energy efficient lighting system. The renovation saw the introduction of new automated HD cameras, new set design, additional presentation areas, and changed opening graphics for major newsletters. Replacing the old video wall increased the studio floor space by 25%.
The new RTÃ News look also sees a reworking of the familiar RTÃ News musical theme by Irish composer Ronan Hardiman, recorded by the RTÃ National Symphony Orchestra.
IN THE PHOTO: The brand new state-of-the-art studio at RTÃ
The work on Studio 3 cost 1.4 million euros and, according to the broadcaster, “was funded as a major investment project by RTÃ directly from the proceeds from the sale of RTÃ’s land.”
RTÃ News & Current Affairs Managing Director Jon Williams said: âThe new studio and design builds on the themes that have made RTÃ Ireland the number one choice for TV news – bringing our audiences stories from around the world and around the corner. particularly thrilled that “O’Donnell AbÃº” once again announces today’s news – and grateful to the RTÃ National Symphony Orchestra for their performance of an iconic piece of music. The news star is the news – and I’m delighted that RTÃ News audiences are reaping a dividend from last year’s land sale.
RTÃ’s main news studio houses Six One News, Nine O’Clock News, One O’Clock News, News with Signing, news2day pour les jeunes, The Week in Politics, Leaders’ Questions, Breaking News Specials, Budget Coverage, Coverage referendum results and other special live events such as national commemorations.
The project used a combination of internal RTÃ and external expertise, including Irish companies Ion, BVS, W Display, Piranha Bar and NoHo, as well as international suppliers Vinten, Lightwell and Absen. The new graphics and decorations were designed by RTE’s Graphics and Design teams.
The new studio will broadcast live for the first time on Monday RTÃ Six One News.