Cuts to publishing, fees also for mobile phones and tablets. The solutions indicated by the CEO of Rai, Carlo Fuortes, during his hearing in the Supervisory Commission, to deal with the red accounts of Viale Mazzini have triggered the alarm from many sides. Criticism of both a large part of politics and Fieg.
Fuortes spoke of “a scenario that arouses great concern”, considering above all, in the last thirteen years, the sharp decline in revenues from license fees, advertising and commercial services for the public service. With reduced revenues of over 792 million euros. For the manager, either adequate resources are guaranteed to Rai online or by approaching the main European countries, or it will be necessary to reduce the perimeter or, alternatively, development on digital and investments in cultural and technological products “. For him, the current fee is “a completely incongruous resource”.
In fact, as far as he is able to reveal TPI, at Palazzo Chigi they would also be willing to find a way to get more money into the coffers of “mamma Rai” as long as they are “aimed” at a purpose. In particular, we would be thinking about how to renew the journalist park in Viale Mazzini, perhaps using the early retirement tool. In short, the idea would be that of an ad hoc “slide” to rejuvenate the journalistic staff of Rai and accompany those who are now close to retirement at the exit.
Meanwhile, on the subject of appointments (which still remains the favorite pastime of viale Mazzini in Saxa Rubra) there are two schools of thought. The first, also on the basis of what was stated by the CEO in the last parliamentary supervisory commission, believes that all appointments will be postponed to a later date, ie after the approval of the editorial plan. Obviously, in the meantime an extension of some time would be necessary for the directors of the expiring newscasts.
The other school of thought instead believes that the appointments, at least journalistic ones, will be made between the end of October and the beginning of November (only the journalistic ones, those of the networks will in any case be postponed to the end of the year or even the beginning of new year because we want to apply the Salini reform first).
Obviously, as usual, the totonomi has already taken place: Ludovico Di Meo who was supposed to leave at the end of October in San Marino will instead remain until December. Monica Maggioni always safer at Tg1 (a welcome choice at Palazzo Chigi) even if Simona Sala is also on the track, highly esteemed in the 5-star house and by the PD of Enrico Letta; Gennaro Sangiuliano and Mario Orfeo confirmed (the latter, however, the assignment expires next year). Instead, Casarin at Tgr and Bulbarelli at Rai Sport risk being replaced, both of which have always been appreciated in the Lega home.
Carboni could go to Tgr in place of Casarin leaving the Tg1. Or Antonio Preziosi could be promoted who would leave Rai Parliament in this way. In Raisport the promotion of the deputy director Alessandra De Stefano is almost certain.