Upcoming Closing Dates

Closing date for Community Broadcasting Support Scheme As announced in August the BAI Community Broadcasting Support Scheme is now open for applications. The closing date for the receipt of applications is 1st October 2015 at 12noon. The Scheme, which has a total available fund of €30,000, is open to all full-time licensed Community and Community … Continued

Save the Date: BAI Conversation Event in Cork

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has announced details of a public conversation in Cork on the topic of The Relevance and Future of Irish Content in the Broadcasting Media. The event will be held on Thursday, 12th November 2015 at 6pm at the River Lee Hotel, Western Road, Cork, as part of the Cork Film … Continued

BAI Survey/ Suirbhé an BAI

We are reviewing the effectiveness and efficiency of our communications and information service and would appreciate if you would take a few minutes to complete a short survey on the subject. The results of this survey will help us to adjust our external communications and provide an improved service. The survey is available here All responses … Continued

Major Initiative To Develop Skills In Long Form TV Drama Announced

Big Stories on the Small Screen is a new initiative, funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and Screen Training Ireland, focused on developing Irish skills in quality long-form screen drama. Big Stories will support Irish-resident screenwriters, producers and directors who want to develop the essential skills necessary to craft a successful drama series for … Continued

Latest Broadcasting Complaints Decisions Published

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (1st September) published the most recent broadcasting complaints decisions. At meetings held in May and June 2015, the Compliance Committee of the BAI considered 18 complaints. Two complaints have been upheld and 16 complaints rejected. In addition, two complaints were considered and rejected by the Executive Complaints … Continued

New TV Drama Training Scheme Announced

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Screen Training Ireland and TV3’s drama series Red Rock have announced details of a new, exciting work placement scheme that will be launched in September. The Red Rock Training Scheme will offer a select number of placement opportunities on the set of TV3’s drama series – produced by Element Pictures … Continued

BAI Culture Night 2015 Event Announced

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has announced details of its participation in this year’s Culture Night, which takes place on Friday, 18th September. The BAI will showcase some of the programming it funds, at an event at its offices at 2-5 Warrington Place, Dublin 2, from 5pm to 10pm. Visitors to the BAI building will … Continued

BAI Announces Licensing Plan Details

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (Wednesday, 12th August) announced details of its Licensing Plan for the remainder of 2015. The plan comprises a mix of community, special interest and commercial radio services. Details of the services to be licensed are as follows:   Service Type Franchise Area Target Audience 1. Community (new) … Continued

Latest JNLR Survey Results Released

The latest JNLR/Ipsos MRBI report into radio listening in Ireland is published today (30th July 2015) It covers the 12-month period from July 2014 to June 2015. On behalf of the JNLR Committee, a media release and summary information tables are available [ddownload id=”128200″ text=”here”] Please note: Media queries regarding individual programme or station performance … Continued

BAI supported projects feature strongly at the Galway Film Fleadh

Film and TV projects supported by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland’s Broadcasting Funding Scheme feature strongly on the programme at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh which takes place this week. Both the opening and closing films of this year’s Fleadh are BAI funded while six other BAI projects will receive their Irish premiere over the … Continued

Latest Broadcasting Complaints Decisions Published

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (25th June) published the most recent broadcasting complaints decisions. At a meeting held in April, the Compliance Committee of the BAI considered and rejected 12 complaints. In addition, eight complaints were rejected by the Executive Complaints Forum at meetings held in March. The complaints related to the … Continued

Smartphone the defining device for accessing digital news in Ireland

Research published today (Tuesday 16th June) by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism has found that smartphones are the defining device when it comes to accessing digital news in Ireland.  The global report can be accessed via a dedicated site, www.digitalnewsreport.org The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has funded the inclusion of Ireland, … Continued

Call for Tenders: National Strategy for Audiovisual Skills Development and Training

The Irish Film Board and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland wish to commission a national strategy for skills development and training within the audiovisual industry in order to ensure continued growth and excellence. We also want to map the provision of production-related courses at third level and how these courses interact with the industry. Other … Continued

Temporary Radio Update

An updated list of temporary radio service applications currently under consideration by the BAI and the frequencies they plan to use is now available here

Broadcasting Funding Scheme: Sound & Vision III – Updated Documents

An updated Guide for Applicants and Application Form have been added to the BAI website today (28th May 2015) View them here The Closing Date for the receipt of applications to Round 24 is Thursday 9th July at 12 noon. Applications have to be submitted via BAI online  

Latest JNLR Results Published

The latest JNLR/Ipsos MRBI report into radio listening is published today (30th April 2015). It covers the 12-month period from April 2014 to March 2015. On behalf of the JNLR Committee, a media release and summary information tables are available here Please note: Media queries regarding individual programme or station performance should be directed to IPSOS … Continued

Latest Broadcasting Complaints Decisions Published

The Compliance Committee of the BAI considered six complaints.  One complaint has been upheld in part and five complaints have been rejected. In addition, seven complaints were resolved by the Executive Complaints Forum. The complaints related to the following broadcasts:-   Upheld in Part by BAI Compliance Committee 98/14 – FM104: The Phone Show: 5th … Continued

BAI Issues Call for Applications for the Archiving Scheme

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (16th April) issued a call for applications under its Funding Scheme for the Archiving of Programme Material (“Archiving Scheme”).  The Archiving Scheme has been designed to provide funding support for the development of an archiving culture in the Irish broadcasting sector, contributing to the preservation of Ireland’s … Continued

BAI Issues Guidelines on Referenda Coverage

In advance of the two referenda to be held in May 2015, the BAI has today (25th March) published its updated Guidelines in Respect of Coverage of Referenda. The Guidelines supplement the BAI Code of Fairness, Objectivity and Impartiality in News and Current Affairs and provide direction and advice to broadcasters as to how fairness, … Continued

BAI Screentest @JDIFF 2015

The 13th Jameson Dublin International Film Festival will take place from the 19th – 29th March 2015. The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland will present a series of workshop events during the festival. These will be of interest to both programme makers and anyone wishing to pursue a career in broadcasting. Broadcasting: A Changing Landscape 12pm, … Continued

BAI Announces Funding of €486.5k through its Sectoral Learning & Development and Sponsorship

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (25th February) announced the allocation of funding for 2015 under two key initiatives – its Sectoral Learning and Development Programme and its Sponsorship Scheme.  Funding of €376,200 has been approved by the Authority for a range of training and development initiatives, while 18 events and activities will … Continued

Latest JNLR figures released

The latest JNLR/Ipsos MRBI report into radio listening is published today (5th February, 2015). It covers the 12-month period from January to December 2014. On behalf of the JNLR Committee, a media release and summary information tables are available for download here Please note: Media queries regarding individual programme or station performance should be directed … Continued

BAI Launches New Broadcasting Funding Scheme: Sound & Vision III

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (03.02.2015) announced details of a new Broadcasting Funding Scheme, Sound & Vision 3. The scheme will see up to €24 million in funding being made available to television and radio programmes through five funding rounds to be rolled out over the next two years. The new scheme … Continued

BAI Makes Changes to Rules on Television Subtitling, Sign Language and Audio Description

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (27.01.15) published revised rules governing the level of subtitling, sign language and audio-description that Irish television broadcasters must offer to the public. The rules update the current Access Rules, which were last reviewed in 2012. The changes are aimed at making television more enjoyable and accessible for … Continued

BAI Launches Revised Code of Programme Standards

A key aim of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland’s (BAI) Code of Programme Standards is to promote responsible broadcasting.  In addition, the code seeks to ensure that access to information, entertainment and education – as well as a range of views in the broadcast media – are enhanced and undue offence and harm are reduced.  … Continued

BAI Awards funding of €1.4 million to Education and Animation Projects

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today announced the award of €1.414 million to 25 education and animation projects, through its Sound & Vision funding scheme.  The package of recommendations was ratified by the Authority at its meeting on January 22nd. This twenty-second round of the scheme was focused exclusively on education and animation … Continued

BAI Congratulates Cartoon Saloon on Oscar Nomination

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has congratulated Cartoon Saloon on the nomination of the Irish animated movie ‘Song of the Sea‘ for the ‘Best Animated Feature Film’ at the 2015 Oscars. The film received support from the BAI’s Sound and Vision scheme to the tune of €500,000. In congratulating Cartoon Saloon, Michael O’Keeffe, CEO … Continued

Latest Broadcasting Complaints Decisions Published

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (17th December 2014) published the most recent broadcasting complaints decisions. At a meeting held in November the Compliance Committee of the BAI considered and rejected four complaints.  In addition, five complaints were resolved by the Executive Complaints Forum at meetings held in November. The complaints related to … Continued

BAI Christmas and New Year Office Hours

The BAI will operate the following office hours over the Christmas/New Year period: Tuesday 23rd December 9:00 am – 5:30 pm Wednesday 24th December (Christmas Eve) 9:00 am – 1:00pm Thursday 25th December (Christmas Day) Office Closed Friday 26th December (St. Stephen’s Day) Office Closed Monday 29th December 9:00 am – 5:30 pm Tuesday 30th December 9:00 … Continued

BAI Comment in Respect of Issues Raised by Una Mullally

Further to an opinion editorial by Una Mullally, published in today’s Irish Times (8.12.14), the BAI has said: The BAI has, at no time in its engagements with broadcasters, issued any direction requiring that broadcasters must automatically “balance” a discussion with an opposing view.  Neither has the BAI, at any stage, made a “ruling on … Continued

Christmas FM Returns with Support from BAI

The popular Christmas FM will return to the airwaves this Saturday, 29th November, under a temporary licence granted by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI). The volunteer-led station will broadcast festive music and Christmas-related information throughout the country during the run-up to the holidays, in order to raise awareness of and funds for its chosen … Continued

Latest Broadcasting Complaints Decisions Published

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (20th November) published the most recent broadcasting complaints decisions. At meetings held in September and October, the Compliance Committee of the BAI considered 11 complaints.  Of these, one complaint was upheld in part and 10 complaints were rejected.  In addition, five complaints were resolved by the Executive Complaints Forum … Continued

BAI Launches New Compliance and Enforcement Policy

“The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) is committed to promoting and encouraging a culture of compliance and accountability amongst broadcasters and contractors by working with the sector and encouraging more focused self-reporting,”. That’s according to Michael O’Keeffe, Chief Executive of the BAI who was, today (19.11.14), addressing an industry-focused briefing event on the BAI’s new … Continued

Latest JNLR Figures Released

The latest JNLR/Ipsos MRBI report into radio listening has been published today, 6th November 2014. The report covers the 12-month period from October 2013 to September 2014.  All data is reported as “average” listening data for that 12- month period. No data will be published for any single month of the 12-month period. On behalf of the JNLR Committee, … Continued

BAI Deputy CEO Appointed Vice-Chair of European Regulatory Platform

The Deputy Chief Executive of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI), Ms. Celene Craig, will today (9th October) take on her official duties as Vice-Chairperson of the European Platform of Regulatory Authorities (EPRA) at the group’s 40th meeting in Tbilisi, Georgia.  EPRA is a platform of 52 regulatory authorities across Europe which provides a forum … Continued

BAI Signs Contract with IRISH TV

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (6th October) announced that it has signed a contract with Teilifís Mhaigh Eo Teoranta (Irish TV) under Section 71 of the Broadcasting Act.  Irish TV is a local and international channel offering a mix of live and recorded programming relevant to Irish people at home and abroad.  … Continued

BAI Awards €2.26m in Funding under Round 2 of Archiving Scheme

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (1st October) announced the award of funding totalling €2.26m to ten successful applicants under the second round of its Archiving Scheme.  The Scheme, which is provided for under the Broadcasting Fund, has been designed to provide funding support for the development of an archiving culture in the … Continued

2015 BAI Sponsorship Scheme

The BAI Sponsorship Scheme is undertaken annually within the context of the BAI’s Communications Plan. The plan seeks to deliver on the strategic objectives of the organisation that are contained in the BAI Strategy Statement 2014 – 2016. Sponsorship is an important tool that enables the BAI to communicate to a range of stakeholder groups. … Continued

BAI Conversation Event: Ensuring Plurality in the Digital Age

The digital world brings new competitive and economic challenges which, while benefitting many consumers, could also threaten locally supplied news and other media.”   That’s according to Robin Foster,  a British based economist specialising in policy, strategy and regulation in the media and telecommunications sectors, and author of ‘News Plurality in a Digital World’.* Watch a … Continued

BAI Announces Over €5m Funding Support through Sound & Vision II Scheme

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today, 16th September, announced details of the latest package of funding recommendations to have been ratified by the Authority at its most recent meeting. A funding total of €5.223m has been allocated to 21 TV projects and 101 radio projects.  Of this total, €4.68m of the allocation is … Continued

BAI Signs Contracts for Three Radio Services

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (12th September 2014) signed ten-year contracts for three radio services.  The three services are Sunshine 106.8FM, a niche music-driven service for Dublin City and County; Highland Radio, a local, broad-format service operating in the franchise area of North Donegal; and Ocean FM, the local, broad-format service for … Continued

Latest Broadcasting Complaints Decisions Published

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (11th September) published the most recent broadcasting complaints decisions. At its meeting held on 22nd July, the Compliance Committee of the BAI considered seven complaints.  Of these, one complaint was upheld in part and six complaints were rejected.  In addition, one complaint was resolved by the Executive … Continued

Seminar Notice: Using Television to Reach and Teach More People

Seminar to showcase successful educational TV and explore new opportunities for collaboration in Ireland As part of National Adult Literacy Awareness Week (22 – 26 September) the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI), the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) and the Irish Film Institute (IFI) will present a seminar entitled: Education through television: learning from the … Continued

BAI Signs Contracts For Four Radio Services

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (4th September 2014) signed ten-year contracts for three local and one regional youth radio service.  The three local services are Cork’s 96FM, a music-driven service, C103, a broad-format service; both of which serve Cork City and County, and Midlands 103, also a broad-format service, which operates across … Continued

BAI to enter into Content Contract with Irish TV

  The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI), today (20.08.14) announced that it will enter into negotiations for a television content provision contract, under Section 71 of the Broadcasting Act, with Teilifís Mhaigh Eo Teoranta.  Irish TV is a new local and international channel targeting the global Irish diaspora. Its schedule consists of weekly half-hour programmes … Continued

Broadcasting Authority of Ireland Culture Night 2014

A solar-powered mobile cinema – the Sol Cinema – will offer visitors to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland’s offices a special cinematic experience at next month’s Culture Night. Culture Night 2014 takes place on Friday, 19th September, and, for the second year in a row, the BAI building at 2-5 Warrington Place, Dublin 2 will … Continued

Latest Broadcasting Complaints Decisions Published

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (14th August) published the most recent broadcasting complaints decisions. At its meeting held on 17th June, the Compliance Committee of the BAI considered 13 complaints.  Of these, one complaint was upheld in full, one complaint was upheld in part and 11 complaints were rejected.  In addition, two … Continued

Broadcasting Funding Scheme: Updated Application Documents Published

New application documents have been published for the upcoming round of Sound & Vision II – the Broadcasting Funding Scheme. Updated Guidelines for Applicants and a new Application form are now available. The documents in English are available here The documents as Gaeilge are available here The next round of the Scheme (Round 22)  is … Continued

Latest JNLR Figures Published

The latest JNLR/Ipsos MRBI report into radio listening has been published today, 31st July 2014. The report covers the 12-month period from July 2013 to June 2014.  All data is reported as “average” listening data for that 12- month period. No data will be published for any single month of the 12-month period. On behalf of the JNLR Committee, a … Continued

Reminder: Deadline Approaching to Submit to Public Consultation on Proposed Changed to Broadcasting Access Rules

The deadline to submit feedback to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland’s (BAI) public consultation on proposed changes to rules governing the level of subtitling, sign language and audio-description that Irish television broadcasters must offer is 5pm next Wednesday, 23rd July 2014. The proposals are aimed at making television more enjoyable and accessible for people who … Continued

BAI at the Galway Film Fleadh 2014

The BAI at the Galway Film Fleadh 2014 The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has announced details of its partnership with the Galway Film Fleadh 2014. The BAI continues to be a co-sponsor of the “Galway Film Fair” a series of special events and workshops aimed at film makers and producers including the popular “Marketplace” … Continued

BAI Announces Licensing Decision for the Dublin City and County Franchise Area

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has today (Wednesday 2nd July) announced the decision of the Contract Awards Committee regarding the award of the contract for a niche, music-driven radio service for Dublin City and County. A contract has been awarded in principle to Star Broadcasting Limited (t/a Sunshine 106.8FM) for the provision of the radio … Continued

BAI Seeks Views on Draft Code of Programme Standards

To view the BAI Draft Code of Programme Standards Consultation video, click below The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has, today (1st July), launched a public consultation on proposals for a revised draft Code of Programme Standards that will apply to all Irish broadcasters. The Broadcasting Act 2009 requires the BAI to prepare codes and … Continued

BAI Launches Community Broadcasting Support Scheme 2014

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today (24th June) launched its Community Broadcasting Support Scheme 2014.  This year, an allocation of €30,000 is available for the funding of the Scheme. The aim of the Scheme is to award funding to enable community radio and television broadcasters to assess the operation and effectiveness of their … Continued

BAI Announces Licensing Decision for the North Donegal Franchise Area

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has today (Monday 23rd June) announced the decision of the Contract Awards Committee regarding the award of the licence for a local, broad-format radio service for North Donegal. A contract has been awarded in principle to Donegal Highland Radio Limited (t/a Highland Radio) for the provision the radio service for … Continued

Latest Broadcasting Complaints Decisions Published

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (13th June) published the most recent broadcasting complaints decisions. At meetings held on 3rd and 21st May 2014, the Compliance Committee of the BAI considered 17 complaints in respect of 12 programmes.  Of these, two complaints were upheld, five complaints were upheld in part and 10 complaints … Continued

Changes Proposed to Rules on Television Subtitling, Sign Language & Audio Description

– Public invited to offer feedback – The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (26th May 2014) launched a public consultation on proposed changes to rules governing the levels of subtitling, sign language and audio-description that Irish television broadcasters must offer to the public.  The new rules will update the current Access Rules in … Continued

BAI Highlights Moratorium Requirement & Publishes Decision On Complaint

In advance of the Local and European Elections and the By-elections in Longford-Westmeath and Dublin West, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) reminds broadcasters of the requirement to comply with the moratorium in place in advance of, and during the day of, voting on these important elections. The Moratorium is provided for in the BAI … Continued

Over Five Million Euro Funding for Radio & Television Projects Announced by BAI

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today, 20th May 2014, announced details of the latest package of funding recommendations to have been ratified by the Authority at its most recent meeting. A funding total of €5.136m has been allocated to 29 TV projects and 93 radio projects.  Of this total, €4.562m of the allocation … Continued

BAI Signs Radio Contract With Radio Kerry

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has today (Monday 19th May) signed a ten-year sound broadcasting contract with Raidió Chiarraí Teoranta, trading as Radio Kerry, to continue to provide a local, broad-format radio service for listeners in County Kerry. Speaking at the contract signing, the Chairperson of the BAI, Bob Collins said “the BAI is very … Continued

Latest Broadcasting Complaints Decisions Published

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (7th May) published the most recent broadcasting complaints decisions. At its meeting on 25th March 2014, the Compliance Committee of the BAI considered six complaints in respect of four programmes. Of these, one complaint was upheld in part and five complaints were rejected. In addition, one complaint … Continued

Young Broadcasters Scoop Top Spot in National Radio Competition

Young broadcasters are being presented with prizes in recognition of winning the BAI/ Seachtain na Gaeilge national radio competition at a special award ceremony in the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland’s officestoday. Groups of students from all around the country were asked to enter an Irish language radio show as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge 2014, … Continued

Latest JNLR Figures Released

The latest JNLR/Ipsos MRBI report into radio listening has been published today, 1st May 2014. The report covers the 12-month period from April 2013 to March 2014.  All data is reported as “average” listening data for that 12- month period. No data will be published for any single month of the 12-month period. On behalf of the … Continued

Sligo/North Leitrim/South Donegal Radio Licence Oral Presentations Available Online

On 28th April last, the BAI held public oral hearings in the Clarion Hotel, Sligo, regarding sound broadcasting applications received for the local radio licence for the Sligo/North Leitrim/South Donegal franchise area. The BAI received two applications for the licence from NW Coast FM Limited (trading as Coast FM) and Northwest Broadcasting Limited (trading as Ocean FM). To view … Continued

Broadcasting Complaints Decisions March 2014

Rejected by BAI Compliance Committee Complaint made by: Mr. Pat Murphy Ref. No. 96/13 Station: Newstalk 106 Programme: The Pat Kenny Show Date: 06 November 2013   Complaint Summary: Mr. Murphy’s complaint is submitted under the Broadcasting Act 2009, Section 48(1)(a)(fairness, objectivity and impartiality in current affairs) and the Code of Fairness, Objectivity and Impartiality in News and … Continued

BAI Signs Radio Contract With KCLR

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has today (Tuesday 15th April) signed a ten-year sound broadcasting contract with C.K. Broadcasting Limited, trading as KCLR, to continue to provide a local, broad-format radio service for listeners in Counties Carlow and Kilkenny. Speaking at the contract signing, the Chairperson of the BAI, Bob Collins said “the BAI is … Continued

Details Announced for Dublin Niche Music Licence Oral Presentations

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (April 8th) announced details of an oral presentation to be held for the niche, music-driven radio licence for the Dublin City and County franchise area. The oral presentation will take place on Monday 14th April, in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin 8.  It will commence … Continued

North Donegal Radio Licence Oral Presentations Available Online

On 31st March last, the BAI held public oral hearings in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny, regarding sound broadcasting applications received for the local, broad-format radio licence for the North Donegal franchise area. The BAI received two applications for the licence from Donegal Highland Radio Limited (t/a Highland Radio) and Donegal Commercial Radio Broadcasting Limited … Continued

Latest Broadcasting Complaints Decisions Published

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (27th March 2014) published the most recent broadcasting complaints decisions. At its meeting on 4th March, the Compliance Committee of the BAI considered and rejected 9 complaints in respect of three programmes. One complaint was resolved by the Executive Complaints Forum at its meeting in February. The … Continued

BAI Announces Details of Oral Presentation for North Donegal Radio Licence

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (March 21st) announced details of an oral presentation to be held for the local, broad-format radio licence for the North Donegal franchise area. The presentation will take place on Monday 31st of March, in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny, commencing at 10.30 a.m. and is open to … Continued

BAI Publishes Local and European Election Guidelines

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (10th March) published its new Guidelines in Respect of Coverage of Local and European Elections.  The Guidelines, which have immediate effect, have been issued to all broadcasters in the State in advance of the local and European elections being held on Friday 23rd May, 2014. The Guidelines … Continued

BAI agus Seachtain na Gaeilge 2014

Tugann scoileanna faoi na haerthonnta le haghaidh Sheachtain na Gaeilge 2014 Beidh an deis ag scoileanna fud fad na tíre oiliúint um léiriú raidió a fháil agus a gcuid clár a iontráil i gcomórtas náisiúnta atá á reáchtáil mar chuid de Sheachtain na Gaeilge 2014 le tacaíocht ó Údarás Craolacháin na hÉireann. Tá Seachtain na … Continued

Latest Broadcasting Complaints Decisions Published

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (28th February 2014) published the most recent broadcasting complaints decisions. At its meeting in January, the Compliance Committee of the BAI considered and upheld one complaint. Three complaints were resolved by the Executive Complaints Forum. The complaints related to the following broadcasts:  Upheld by BAI Compliance Committee … Continued

BAI Signs Content Contract with 'UTV Ireland'

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has today (Thursday, 27th February) signed a television content provision contract with UTV Ireland Limited, under Section 71 of the Broadcasting Act. The contract was signed by Bob Collins, Chairperson and Michael O’Keeffe, Chief Executive, on behalf of the BAI and by John McCann, Group Chief Executive, UTV Media Plc … Continued

BAI Signs Content Contract with ‘UTV Ireland’

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has today (Thursday, 27th February) signed a television content provision contract with UTV Ireland Limited, under Section 71 of the Broadcasting Act. The contract was signed by Bob Collins, Chairperson and Michael O’Keeffe, Chief Executive, on behalf of the BAI and by John McCann, Group Chief Executive, UTV Media Plc … Continued

BAI Launches Strategy Statement 2014-2016

“The listening and viewing public have been at the core of the concerns of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) since its inception and the audience will remain key stakeholders for the Authority in the years to come”.   That’s according to Bob Collins, Chairperson of the BAI, speaking at the launch today (24.02.14) of the … Continued

BAI Screentest at the JDIFF

Screentest is a series of events geared towards those who are at college and/or looking to work in film, television or radio. The events take place daily and feature some of the industry’s leading experts. FREELANCING FOR BEGINNERS Mon 17 Feb / Filmbase / 1pm A panel of experts will explore the skills needed to … Continued

BAI Signs Three Radio Contracts & Announces Further Licensing Process Details

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has today (Tuesday February 11th) signed three, ten-year sound broadcasting contracts with RedFM, Spin1038, and WLRFM.  The contracts with Spin 1038 and RedFM are for music-driven radio services targeting 15-34 year olds.  Spin 1038 is available to listeners in Dublin City and County while RedFM is available in Cork City … Continued

BAI to enter into Content Contract with ‘UTV Ireland’

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland is today (Thursday, 6th February) pleased to announce that it will enter into negotiations for a television content provision contract, under Section 71 of the Broadcasting Act, with UTV Ireland Limited.  It is envisaged that the new service, ‘UTV Ireland’, will commence broadcasting in January 2015. Based primarily in Dublin, … Continued

Latest JNLR Results Published

The latest JNLR/Ipsos MRBI report into radio listening has been published today, 30th January 2014. The report covers the 12-month period from January to December 2013.  All data is reported as “average” listening data for that 12- month period. No data will be published for any single month of the 12-month period. On behalf of … Continued

BAI Spotlight on Denmark @ Digital Biscuit 2014

The BAI is supporting the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland’s Digital Biscuit 2014, a 2-day event featuring new technology, renowned directors, acclaimed creative and social media gurus in the Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin from 22nd to 24th January.  The Spotlight on Denmark series of events looks at a number of exciting funding developments in … Continued

Latest Broadcasting Complaints Decisions Published

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (17th January 2014) published the most recent broadcasting complaints decisions. Of the seven complaints considered by the Compliance Committee of the BAI, one was upheld in part and six were rejected. The complaints related to the following broadcasts:   Upheld in part by BAI Compliance Committee Newstalk … Continued

Sound and Vision II Latest Round Deadline Confirmation

Confirmation that the latest round of funding in BAI’s Sound and Vision Scheme closes 6th February; not today as stated in Irish Independent. See: http://www.bai.ie/?p=4082  http://www.bai.ie/?page_id=92

BAI Publishes Review of Potential for Commercial DTT in Ireland

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (7th January) published the findings of a review undertaken regarding the future prospects for the licensing of commercial DTT.   The review is the latest development in what has been a continuous process undertaken by the BAI to discharge its duties with regard to commercial DTT (Digital Terrestrial … Continued

BAI Reports Year of Significant Achievement in 2013

In a statement reviewing the work of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) during 2013, the Chief Executive, Michael O’Keeffe, described it as a busy year and one of significant achievement for the Authority. “2013 was the final year covered by the BAI’s first strategy document and many projects were drawn to a successful conclusion.  … Continued

BAI Christmas and New Year operating times

The BAI will operate the following office hours over the Christmas/New Year period. Monday 23rd December 9:00 am – 5:30 pm Tuesday 24th December (Christmas Eve) 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Wednesday 25th December (Christmas Day) Office Closed Thursday 26th December (St. Stephen’s Day) Office Closed Friday 27th December 9:00 am – 5:30 pm Monday 30th December … Continued

Latest Broadcasting Complaints Decisions Published

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (20th December 2013) published the most recent broadcasting complaint decisions. Of the five complaints considered by the Compliance Committee of the BAI, one was upheld in part and four were rejected. The BAI Executive Complaints Forum resolved one complaint. The complaints related to the following broadcasts: Upheld … Continued

Commercial Radio Licensing: Competitive Licensing Process Update

The Contract Awards Committee (“the Committee”) of the BAI has today (19th December) announced that it agreed at its meeting held yesterday to recommend to the Authority of the BAI that it enter into a sound broadcasting contract with Midland Community Radio Services Limited, trading as Midlands 103, for the local broad-format sound broadcasting service … Continued

BAI Archiving Scheme: Call for Applications

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (Thursday, December 19th) issued a call for applications under its Funding Scheme for the Archiving of Programme Material (“Archiving Scheme”).  The Archiving Scheme has been designed to provide funding support for the development of an archiving culture in the Irish broadcasting sector, contributing to the preservation of … Continued

BAI Awards €4.489 million to Broadcasters and Independent Producers

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today, 17th December 2013, announced the outcomes of Round 19 of the Sound and Vision Scheme. A package of funding recommendations totalling €4.489m was ratified by the Authority at their most recent meeting and will support the production of 88 Radio and 21 TV projects.  When completed, the … Continued

BAI hosts Discussion on Programme Standards in the Broadcast Media

PRESS RELEASE Ireland is changing; broadcasting standards are not black and white; and respect for the individual and groups in society matters most to viewers and listeners.  These are the key findings of new research into public attitudes regarding programme standards in the broadcast media. The research was carried out by Ipsos MRBI on behalf … Continued

BAI Event to discuss Broadcasting Standards

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) will seek and discuss views about broadcasting standards with broadcasters, programme makers, representative groups, as well as viewers and listeners during a unique ‘conversation’ event which will take place on Thursday, 12th December from 9.30am – 1pm at Smock Alley Theatre, 6 – 7 Lower Exchange Street, Dublin 8. … Continued

BAI Revises Closing Dates for the Broadcasting Funding Scheme in 2014

Following its consultation event with stakeholders earlier this week, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has announced revised closing dates for applications to Sound & Vision II – the Broadcasting Funding Scheme, in 2014. Three rounds will operate during 2014, two of which will be open funding rounds with a funding of €4.75m available towards … Continued