RTÉ has announced spending cuts of at least €10 million for next year, reports RTE.
In an email to employees, deputy chief executive Adrian Lynch said the cuts were necessary to address “immediate and significant financial challenges”, reports RTE.
As a result, Fair City will be shortened from four to three nights from January 4.
RTÉ said this was to allow for a production break in July and August: “We will continue to produce four episodes per week but will air three,” reports RTE.
RTÉ’s in-house factual programming on summer Sunday evenings will not be produced in 2024, as will its in-house entertainment program on spring Saturday evenings.
Production on the third season of The Money List will be pushed back to 2025, although the second season, produced in 2023, will air in 2024.
Transfers of young offenders will also be suspended until 2025.
Other cuts include reducing next year’s budgets for acquired programs, reports RTE.
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