The Board of Directors of RTVE once again postpones the possible signing of David Broncano

The possible signing of David Broncano for RTVE fails to escape the grotesque loop it has entered.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
03 April 2024 Wednesday 16:23
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The Board of Directors of RTVE once again postpones the possible signing of David Broncano

The possible signing of David Broncano for RTVE fails to escape the grotesque loop it has entered. For the third time, the Board of Directors of RTVE has not agreed to approve, in this morning's meeting, the hiring of David Broncano so that La Resistencia (or a program with similar characteristics) lands on La 1 of TVE. next season to compete mainly with El hormiguero de Pablo Motos on Antena 3.

The interim president of RTVE, Concepción Cascajosa, has removed the debate and vote on Broncano's contract from the agenda, considering that she would not obtain the necessary support to move the proposal forward. This Thursday's meeting has the presence of eight members and an absolute majority is needed to approve the signing.

Therefore, the decision is postponed for the moment. The previous interim president of the Corporation, Elena Sánchez, has not attended the Board of Directors of the public entity due to medical issues and she had not delegated her vote either, which complicated the situation. Furthermore, counselor José Manuel Martín Medem ( Podemos / PCE ) would have decided to abstain, which has led Cascajosa to withdraw the proposal.

Cascajosa only has four votes (his, Ramón Colom's, Roberto Lakidain's and Juan José Baños's), since the three PP councilors would vote against Broncano's contract and José Manuel Martín Medem has said that they will abstains Cascajosa has removed the item from the agenda with the intention that, throughout the meeting (which is still continuing), some of the councilors present will change the direction of their vote or Elena Sánchez will delegate hers.

Before the meeting, the newly elected interim president, Concepción Cascajosa, has called a "fraternization breakfast" between the members of the governing body of RTVE and the senior management of the public Corporation, to which not even the former president has attended. interim Elena Sánchez nor the counselor José Manuel Martín Medem.

The last few weeks have been marked by the debate generated by the signing of comedian and presenter David Broncano. On March 11, the RTVE directors already chose to postpone the vote on the hiring of Broncano in an extraordinary Board of Directors, due to doubts about the viability of a contract that would involve the payment of 42 million euros for three more seasons. VAT (14 million euros per year), from September 2024 to July 2027. The majority of the Board of Directors rejected the contract proposed by the Content Directorate led by José Pablo López.

Last week, a new board meeting was to decide again on the signing but ended with the dismissal of José Pablo López and Elena Sánchez. The latest proposal that has been put on the table is for two years and 14 million for each of them, although the contract could be canceled at the end of the first year if it did not reach the 7.5% screen share.