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RTE appoints switchover chief

Irish broadcaster RTE has appointed Mary Curtis as director of digital switchover.

Curtis, who is currently deputy director of programmes at the public broadcaster, will take responsibility of all aspects of DTT in the country ahead of the 2012 digital switchover. She will take over the role in September 2010 and will report to director general Cathal Goan.

“RTE believes it is necessary to have a key senior manager and team in place to lead the project and to liaise with internal and external stakeholders – so that the digital switchover proposition and challenge is clearly understood by all parties and is communicated effectively to all members of the general public. The project leader role is of significant strategic importance for RTE,” said Goan.