BAI publishes Broadcasting Services Strategy and opens consultation on commercial radio licensing plan

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today, 21st March 2012, published the Broadcasting Services Strategy and commenced a consultation on the current make up of the commercial radio franchise areas in the State.

Broadcasting Services Strategy

The Broadcasting Services Strategy outlines the Authority’s vision for the optimum mix of broadcasting services in Ireland and sets out how the Authority will apply its statutory functions and regulatory practices over the lifetime of the strategy, in order to facilitate the realisation of that vision.

The Strategy document can be accessed below:

Broadcasting Services Strategy

An Straitéis um Sheirbhísí Craolacháin

Consultation on the Commercial Radio Licensing Plan

The BAI is also seeking the views of interested parties about the current make up of Commercial Radio franchise areas in the State. The consultation is being undertaken as part of the BAI’s work on developing a BAI Licensing Plan, further to requirements contained in the Broadcasting Act 2009.

When complete, the plan will outline the range and type of commercial radio services that the BAI may seek to license over the 2012-2013 period with an emphasis on existing services whose broadcasting contracts expire in the period to 2014.

A consultation document has been prepared which contains information on the current radio landscape and asks a number of questions regarding the Authority’s proposals.  Interested parties have until Friday 13th April 2012 to submit their responses either by post or email to the BAI.

The consultation document can be accessed below:

BAI Licensing Plan 2012-2013 Consultation Document


Media Queries to:

Brian Furey

01 6441200