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RTE-TV v Electric Picnic

One of On The Record’s many hard-working moles in Montrose tells us that RTE-TV have said no to screening Nick Ryan’s Electric Picnic documentary. The broadcaster was offered the doc for free, but it is believed that they turned it …

Tue, Aug 28, 2007, 21:07

   

One of On The Record’s many hard-working moles in Montrose tells us that RTE-TV have said no to screening Nick Ryan’s Electric Picnic documentary. The broadcaster was offered the doc for free, but it is believed that they turned it down because it didn’t fit in with their music policy.

While this confirms our long-held belief that the commissioning editors responsible for such utter tripe as You’re A Star and Celebrity You’re A Star now rule the roost when it comes to deciding what music gets covered by the national broadcaster (which is why RTE-TV’s music coverage has been so tragic in recent years), it makes you wonder just why RTE-TV have blanked an event which attracts an audience of 32,500 people to Co Laois every year and which gets across-the-board rave reviews.

Anyone have any further info on this? Did they take a dislike to one particular part of the documentary or do they have a beef with the promoter? The comments field awaits you.