Media-savvy young people in Ireland need support to make better use of media, report from IFI Education shows

The need for support for young people in Ireland in negotiating and successfully interacting with myriad media platforms available to them, fell under the spotlight today with the publication of the 12-13Project Report by IFI Education. The report , which was funded by the Broadcasting Authority Ireland, highlights the enthusiasm and engagement of the 12-13 … Continued

BAI Receives Three Applications For Two Commercial Radio Services

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (2nd December) announced the receipt of three applications for two sound broadcasting services, which were advertised on 3rd September last.  The relevant services and the number of applications received for each are as follows: Two applications received for a local broad-format sound broadcasting service for Sligo/North Leitrim/South … Continued

BAI Convsersation Event 12th December 2013

BAI Conversation on Programme Standards in the Broadcast Media The BAI will host a ‘Conversation’ on the issue of Programme Standards in the Broadcast Media on 12th December 2013 commencing at 10 am. The purpose of the event is to give people an opportunity to share their views on the issue of standards in broadcast … Continued

BAI Launches Public Consultation on Draft Sound & Vision 3 Scheme

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (21st November) launched a public consultation on its draft Sound & Vision 3 Scheme.  The Scheme is provided for under the Broadcasting Fund and will replace the existing Sound & Vision II Scheme.  Broadcasters, programme makers, interest groups and members of the public will have until 12 … Continued

Further Commercial Radio Applications Available Online

The BAI advertised a niche music-driven sound broadcasting service for Dublin City and County franchise area in June 2013. The closing date for receipt of applications for these three services was 23rd September last. For further information on the applications received, please click here .    

BAI Signs Two Sound Broadcasting Contracts With KFM and Shannonside FM / Northern Sound

  The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (13th November) signed two contracts for three ten-year sound broadcasting services with Shannonside FM / Northern Sound and Kfm.  Shannonside FM and Northern Sound operate in the franchise areas of Longford/Roscommon/South Leitrim and Cavan/Monaghan respectively, while Kfm operates the service for the County Kildare franchise area.  … Continued

Latest Broadcasting Complaints Decisions Published

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (7th November) published the most recent broadcasting complaint decisions. Of the nine complaints considered by the Compliance Committee of the BAI, one was upheld and eight were rejected. The BAI Executive Complaints Forum resolved three complaints. The complaints related to the following broadcasts: Upheld by BAI Compliance … Continued

BAI Awards €1.5m in Funding under New Archiving Scheme

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (4th November) announced the award of funding totalling €1.5m to seven successful applicants under the first round of the new BAI Archiving Scheme. The Scheme has been designed to provide funding support for the development of an archiving culture in the Irish broadcasting sector, contributing to the … Continued

Latest JNLR Results Published

The latest JNLR/Ipsos MRBI report into radio listening has been published today, 31st October 2013. The report covers the 12-month period from October 2012 to September 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 the … Continued

Commercial Radio Applications Available Online

The BAI advertised three commercial radio services for North Donegal and Laois/Offaly/Westmeath franchise areas in June 2013. The closing date for receipt of applications for these three services was 23rd September last. For further information on the applications received, please click here .  

BAI calls for applications to its 2014 Sponsorship Scheme

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland “BAI” is calling for applications to its Sponsorship Scheme 2014 This annual scheme provides financial and/or in kind support to a range of events and activities that are relevant to the work of the BAI and that assist the organisation to meet its objectives as set out in the BAI … Continued

BAI Signs Contract With 98FM

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (22nd October) signed a contract for a ten-year sound broadcasting service, for the franchise area of Dublin City and County, with Radio Two Thousand Limited (t/a 98FM).  The contract is for a music-driven, local sound broadcasting service for 25-44 year olds. Speaking at the contract signing, Bob … Continued

BAI Strategy 2014-2016 Consultation: Reminder

The public has until 5pm tomorrow (Tuesday, 22nd October) to submit views on how they want the Irish broadcasting sector to be shaped over the next three years. Since August, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has been accepting submissions from the public on a new strategy which will cover the period 2014 to 2016. … Continued

Latest Broadcasting Complaints Decisions Published

Normal 0 false false false EN-IE X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (18thOctober 2013) published the most recent broadcasting complaint decisions.   The Compliance Committee of the BAI has upheld one complaint and rejected 12. The 13 complaints considered related to the following broadcasts:   Upheld by BAI Compliance Committee … Continued

BAI reminds public about approaching deadline for Submissions on its Strategy

The public have just two weeks left to submit their views on how they want the Irish broadcasting sector to be shaped over the next three years. The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) is currently accepting submissions from the public on a new strategy which will cover the period 2014 to 2016.  A draft strategy … Continued

BAI Signs Three Sound Broadcasting Contracts For Dublin, Wexford and Wicklow

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (25th September) signed contracts for three ten-year sound broadcasting services for the franchise areas of Dublin, Wexford and Wicklow.  The services are operated by FM104, South East Radio, and East Coast Radio respectively. Speaking at the contract signings, Bob Collins, Chairperson of the BAI, said: “We are … Continued

Radio Licensing Update: BAI receives six applications for three local commercial radio services

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (23rd September) announced the receipt of six applications for three sound broadcasting services, which were advertised on June 25th last.  The relevant services and the number of applications received for each one are: Two applications received for a local broad-format sound broadcasting service for North Donegal (the … Continued

Broadcasting Funding Scheme: Update

Round 19 of the Broadcasting Funding Scheme closed last week. 287 applications were received, requesting €14.93m in funding. Well over half of the applications received were for documentaries. The BAI has a funding allocation for the round of €3.5m. Funding decisions are expected by mid-December.

Latest Broadcasting Complaints Decisions Published

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (10th September) released the most recent broadcasting complaint decisions. The Compliance Committee of the BAI rejected three complaints; upheld one (in part) and three complaints were resolved by the BAI’s Executive Complaints Forum. The seven complaints considered related to the following broadcasts:   Upheld in Part by … Continued

Latest Round of BAI's Sound & Vision Scheme

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today, 9th September 2013, announced the outcomes of Round 18 of the Sound and Vision Scheme. Grants totalling €4.462m have been offered to broadcasters and independent producers to support the production of 102 Radio and 17 TV projects. When completed, the funded projects will be broadcast by a … Continued

Latest Round of BAI’s Sound & Vision Scheme

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today, 9th September 2013, announced the outcomes of Round 18 of the Sound and Vision Scheme. Grants totalling €4.462m have been offered to broadcasters and independent producers to support the production of 102 Radio and 17 TV projects. When completed, the funded projects will be broadcast by a … Continued

Licensing: Guide to Submissions Update

The BAI has posted to its website revised versions of its Guides published to assist applicants in making a submission for a competitive radio licence.  An administrative error was noted in Section 9, Summary of Proposals, in the relevant Guides.  This Section included references to a target audience (35-55).  This target audience is not relevant … Continued

BAI Advertises two commercial radio services

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (3rd September) placed public notices in a national newspaper seeking applications for two sound broadcasting services.  The relevant two services are: A local broad-format sound broadcasting service for Sligo/North Leitrim/South Donegal (the service is currently operated by Ocean FM and this contract will expire on 30th September, … Continued

Watch the BAI Strategy Consultation Launch

The Consultation launch event was held on 27th August at 11:30am. You can view a video of the event at the link below: http://clients.dv4.com/BaiLive/  

BAI launches public consultation on Strategy 2014-2016

Relevant Irish content for Irish audiences must have a central place in any view of the future of broadcasting.  That’s according to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI), which today (27th August) launched a public consultation on its strategy for the next three years. Speaking at the launch, Bob Collins, Chairperson of the BAI, said: … Continued

BAI Culture Night 2013

On the 20th September, Dublin Culture Night, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland will open its doors and present an evening celebrating all things audio and radio. The BAI Building at 2-5 Warrington Place, Dublin will be open between 5pm and 9pm.  Pop Up Museum – Open to all – no ticket necessary For one night … Continued

BAI publishes Referenda Coverage Guidelines

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (8th August) published its new Guidelines in Respect of Coverage of Referenda.  The Guidelines, which have immediate effect, have been issued to all broadcasters in the State in advance of the referenda being held on 4th October, 2013. The referenda concern the proposal to establish a new … Continued

BAI Launches New Temporary Radio Services Support Scheme

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today (7th August) launched a new Sectoral Learning and Development initiative to enable Temporary Radio Services apply to the BAI for funding towards learning, development and/or evaluation activities. A Temporary Radio Service is one licensed by the BAI to broadcast for a period of up to 30 days … Continued

BAI Seeks Applications for Research Project Funding

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) is seeking applications for short-term research projects under its Media Research Funding Scheme 2013, which was launched today 30th July 2013. The Media Research Funding Scheme 2013 provides funding to academics to conduct media related research on topical issues pertaining to the broadcasting industry. The closing date for applications … Continued

Latest JNLR report published

The latest JNLR/Ipsos MRBI report into radio listening has been published today, 25th July 2013.  The report covers the 12-month period from July 2012 to June 2013 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 … Continued

Latest Broadcasting Complaints Decisions Published

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (July 24th) released the most recent broadcasting complaints decisions. The Compliance Committee of the BAI has upheld one complaint and rejected four. One complaint was resolved by the Executive Complaints Forum. One Complaint Upheld by BAI Compliance Committee in respect of the following programme: RTÉ Radio One … Continued

BAI Publishes Recommendations on Future Funding For Public Service Broadcasting

 The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has, today (18th July), published its recommendations in respect of the required levels of funding for the public service broadcasters (PSBs), TG4 and RTÉ, over the next five years. Under section 124(8) of the Broadcasting Act, 2009, the BAI is required, on a five-yearly basis, to conduct a review of … Continued

BAI responds to Government announcement on five-year review of funding for Public Service Broadcasting

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has welcomed the Government’s response to the BAI’s five year review of funding for public service broadcasters, and the associated recommendations made by the Authority. Under Section 124(8) of the Broadcasting Act 2009, the BAI is required to undertake a five-yearly review of the adequacy of public funding to … Continued

BAI Signs Three Local Sound Broadcasting Contracts For Galway, Clare And Tipperary

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (Tuesday, 16th July) signed contracts for three ten-year sound broadcasting services for the franchise areas of Galway, Clare and Tipperary.  The services are operated by Galway Bay FM, Clare FM, and Tipp FM respectively. Speaking at the contract signings, Bob Collins, Chairperson of the BAI, said: “We … Continued

BAI Signs Local Sound Broadcasting Contracts for Mayo And Louth/Meath

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has today (Monday, 15th July) signed contracts for two ten-year sound broadcasting services for the franchise areas of Mayo and Louth/Meath.  The services are operated by Midwest Radio and LMFM respectively. Speaking at the contract signings, Chief Executive of the BAI, Michael O’Keeffe, said: “We are delighted to sign contracts … Continued

BAI at the Galway Film Fleadh 2013

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has announced details of its partnership with the Galway Film Fleadh 2013. Once again, the BAI is one of the main industry supporters of the popular ‘Film Fair Market’ which facilitates meetings between film makers, producers, financiers, distributors and broadcasters. The BAI has also partnered with Media Antenna Galway … Continued

Latest Broadcasting Complaints Decisions Published

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (June 27th) released the most recent broadcasting complaints decisions. The Compliance Committee of the BAI has upheld two complaints and rejected four. Eight complaints were resolved by the Executive Complaints Forum. Two Complaints Upheld by BAI Compliance Committee in respect of the following programme: RTÉ Radio One … Continued

BAI Advertises Three Local Commercial Radio Services

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (25th June) placed public notices in a national newspaper seeking applications for three sound broadcasting services.  The relevant three services are: A local broad-format sound broadcasting service for North Donegal (the service is currently operated by Highland Radio and this contract will expire on 30th September 2014). … Continued

Commercial Radio Licensing: Update

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BAI Issues Rules on Food Advertising to Children

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (4th June 2013) issued revised versions of its General and Children’s Commercial Communications Codes. The Codes have been updated to include rules to be applied to the promotion of High Fat, Salt and Sugar (HFSS) food to children. The rules will come into effect on 2nd September … Continued

Commercial Radio Licensing: Fast-track Process Update

The Contract Awards Committee of the BAI has today (14th May) announced its intention to invoke fast-track application processes for a number of sound broadcasting services, in accordance with section 67(3) of the Broadcasting Act 2009. The fast-track process can be invoked by the Committee when only one expression of interest is received, from an … Continued

Commercial Radio Licensing: Expressions of Interest Update

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (2nd May) announced the decisions of the Contract Awards Committee (the Committee) in relation to the Expressions of Interest process for twelve sound broadcasting services. In the case of seven of the franchise areas advertised, one expression of interest for the provision of each service was received.  … Continued

Broadcasting Funding Scheme – Round 17 funding decisions announced

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today, 30th April 2013, announced funding decisions from the latest round of Sound & Vision II, the Broadcasting Funding Scheme. Grants totalling €4.392m for 114 radio and television projects have been awarded in the current round.  A total of 313 applications seeking funding support of €18.44m had been … Continued

JNLR Results April 2012 to March 2013 Published

The latest JNLR/Ipsos MRBI report into radio listening has been published today, 25th April 2013.  The report covers the 12-month period from April 2012 to March 2013. 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 … Continued

BAI attends at meeting of Oireachtas Committee of Public Accounts

Members of the Executive of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland attended before the Oireachtas Committe of  Public Accounts to discuss the BAI Annual Report and Accounts 2011 and the Comptroller and Auditor General Report on the Broadcasting Funding Scheme. BAI Annual Report and Accounts 2011 The press release issued by the Public Accounts Committee ahead … Continued

BAI Launches 2013 Community Broadcasting Support Scheme

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today (10th April) launched its 2013 Community Broadcasting Support Scheme. This year, a total fund allocation of €30,000 is available for both the operation and funding of the scheme. The aim of the scheme is to award funding, which enables community radio and television broadcasters to evaluate and … Continued

BAI launches Code of Fairness in News and Current Affairs

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (9th April 2013) launched a Code of Fairness, Objectivity and Impartiality in News and Current Affairs. The Broadcasting Act 2009 requires that broadcasters ensure that all news broadcast is reported and presented in an objective and impartial manner, without any expression of the broadcaster’s own views.  The … Continued

Latest Broadcasting Complaints Decisions Published

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (5th April) released the most recent broadcasting complaint decisions. The Compliance Committee of the BAI rejected 10 complaints and one complaint was resolved by the BAI’s Executive Complaints Forum. The 11 complaints considered were as follows: Rejected by BAI Compliance Committee RTÉ One – 6.01 News: 14 … Continued

Commercial Radio Licensing: Expressions of Interest Update

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today, 26th March 2013, announced that it has received 17 expressions of interest for twelve local sound broadcasting services in response to its invitation for such expressions, as advertised on 24th January 2013 last. One expression of interest was received for each of the following services: Cork City … Continued

Latest Broadcasting Complaints Decisions Published

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (February 28th) released the most recent broadcasting complaint decisions. The BAI’s Compliance Committee upheld three complaints in full and five complaints in part. The Committee rejected two complaints. The decisions relate to the following content: Upheld by BAI Compliance Committee TV3 – Ireland AM: 22nd August 2012 … Continued

NEW DATE ADDED: Introduction to baionline: Workshops for Sound & Vision II Applicants

The BAI is inviting applicants to Sound & Vision II Broadcasting Funding Scheme to take part in a special workshop aimed at introducing the new baionline system. baionline is a new application system for the Broadcasting Funding Scheme, which will allow applicants to submit their applications online, and is designed to make the application process … Continued

JNLR Results January to December 2012 Published

The latest JNLR/Ipsos MRBI report into radio listening has been published today, 31st January 2013.  The report covers the 12-month period from January to December 2012. 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 … Continued

Latest Broadcasting Complaints Decisions Published

Under the Broadcasting Act 2009, viewers and listeners can complain about broadcasting content which they believe is not in keeping with the BAI’s broadcasting codes and rules. In line with the BAI’s complaints handling process, the viewer or listener should direct their complaint to the broadcaster in the first instance. If a viewer or listener … Continued

Rochtain níos fearr anois ná riamh ar chláir raidió Ghaeilge

Tá na meáin dhigiteacha ag cabhrú go mór le craoltóirí lucht éisteachta níos forleithne a aimsiú, dá bhrí sin tá rochtain níos fearr ag lucht na Gaeilge ar chláir Ghaeilge. Is é sin an dearcadh atá léirithe ag Comhdháil Náisiúnta na Gaeilge ag seoladh sceideal náisiúnta na gclár raidió Gaeilge i gcomhpháirt le hÚdarás Craolacháin … Continued

BAI Issues Call for Applications for Archiving Scheme

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today issued a call for applications under its Funding Scheme for the Archiving of Programme Material (“Archiving Scheme”).  The 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 broadcasting heritage.  It … Continued

Introduction to baionline: Workshops for Sound & Vision II Applicants

The BAI is inviting applicants to Sound & Vision II Broadcasting Funding Scheme to take part in a special workshop aimed at introducing the new baionline system. baionline is a new application system for the Broadcasting Funding Scheme, which will allow applicants to submit their applications online, and is designed to make the application process … Continued

Commercial Radio Licensing: Expressions of Interest

In accordance with Section 65 (6) of the Broadcasting Act 2009, the Contract Awards Committee of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“the BAI”) invites expressions of interest from parties interested in securing a sound broadcasting contract (“Contract”) on the FM band for the services outlined in the notice located at the link below. Interested parties should … Continued

Latest Broadcasting Complaints Decisions published

Under the Broadcasting Act 2009, viewers and listeners can complain about broadcasting content which they believe is not in keeping with the broadcasting codes and rules. In line with the complaint process, the viewer or listener should direct their complaint to the broadcaster in the first instance with regard to the broadcaster’s Code of Practice … Continued

Christmas and New year arrangements

The BAI will operate the following office hours over the Christmas/New Year period. Monday 24th December Office Closed Tuesday 25th December Office Closed Wednesday 26th December Office Closed Thursday 27th December 9:00 am – 5:30 pm Friday 28th December 9:00 am – 5:30 pm Monday 31st December 9:00 am – 5:30 pm Tuesday 1st January … Continued

Broadcasting Funding Scheme – Round 16 funding decisions announced

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today, 18th December 2012, announced funding decisions from the latest round of Sound & Vision II, the Broadcasting Funding Scheme. A total of 104 projects have been offered funding on this occasion. Round 16 of the Scheme accepted applications for both Television and Radio projects. A total of … Continued

BAI Announces Closing Dates for the Broadcasting Funding Scheme In 2013

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has announced the closing dates for applications to Sound & Vision II – The Broadcasting Funding Scheme in 2013. The core objective of the Broadcasting Funding Scheme is to increase public access at national, local and community level to high-quality television and sound broadcasting programmes in English and Irish … Continued

Commercial Radio Licensing: Update

In October 2012, the Contract Awards Committee of the BAI announced its intention to invoke the fast-track licensing process for eleven identified sound broadcasting contracts. Public notifications were placed in the national press and on the BAI website. The fast-track licensing process, allowed for under Section 67(3) of the Broadcasting Act 2009, can be invoked … Continued

Statement by the BAI Compliance Committee: The Frontline Presidential Debate

The Compliance Committee of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) met on Tuesday, 20th November. At its meeting, the Committee considered a report and other related material provided to it by RTÉ which dealt with the broadcaster’s editorial review of The Frontline Presidential debate, broadcast in October 2011. From its review of the report already … Continued

Broadcasting Funding Scheme 2013 Update

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) at its meeting yesterday (12th November 2012) considered proposals regarding the operation of the Broadcasting Funding Scheme in 2013. It was decided that three open rounds of Sound & Vision II will be operated during 2013, each with a maximum funding amount of €3.5 million available towards the production … Continued

Latest Broadcasting Complaints Decisions published

Under the Broadcasting Act 2009, viewers and listeners can complain about broadcasting content which they believe is not in keeping with the broadcasting codes and rules. In line with the complaint process, the viewer or listener should direct their complaint to the broadcaster in the first instance with regard to the broadcaster’s Code of Practice … Continued

Reminder: BAI Highlights Referendum Coverage Requirements

In advance of the forthcoming referendum scheduled for Saturday 10th November 2012, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) reminds broadcasters of the requirement, further to the BAI Broadcasting Code on Referenda and Election Coverage (“the Code”), to ensure that coverage of the referendum is fair, objective and impartial. The Code requires coverage of the referendum … Continued

JNLR Results October 2011 – September 2012 published

The latest JNLR/Ipsos MRBI report into radio listening has been published today 25th October 2012 It covers the 12 month period from October 2011 to September 2012 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 … Continued

Analogue Television switch off

The digital switchover has taken place today, 24th October 2012.  Ireland’s analogue television network has now been replaced by a digital signal. Guidance on the Digital Switchover is available at www.goingdigital.ie or through LoCall 1890 940 980 (English language) and 1890 940 970 (Irish language).

Commercial Radio Licensing Update: BAI to issue notifications to invoke fast-track application process

The Contract Awards Committee of the BAI has announced its intention to invoke fast-track application processes for a number of local sound broadcasting services, in accordance with Section 67(3) of the Broadcasting Act 2009. The fast-track process can be invoked by the Committee when only one expression of interest, from an incumbent sound broadcasting contractor, … Continued

Latest Broadcasting Complaints Decisions published

Under the Broadcasting Act 2009, viewers and listeners can complain about broadcasting content which they believe is not in keeping with the broadcasting codes and rules. In line with the complaint process, the viewer or listener should direct their complaint to the broadcaster in the first instance with regard to the broadcaster’s Code of Practice … Continued

Broadcasting Funding Scheme: Round 15 decisions announced

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today, 10th October 2012, announced funding decisions from the latest round of Sound & Vision II – the Broadcasting Funding Scheme. A total of 79 projects have been offered funding. Round 15 of the Scheme accepted applications for both Television and Radio projects. 216 applications requesting €12.7 million … Continued

BAI Highlights Referendum Coverage Requirements

In advance of the forthcoming referendum scheduled for Saturday 10th November 2012, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) reminds broadcasters of the requirement, further to the BAI Broadcasting Code on Referenda and Election Coverage (“the Code”), to ensure that coverage of the referendum is fair, objective and impartial. The Code requires coverage of the referendum … Continued

Commercial Radio Licensing: Expressions of Interest – Update

At its meeting today (24th September 2012) the Contract Awards Committee (“the Committee”) of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“the BAI”) decided to invoke the fast-track licensing process for twelve local sound broadcasting services based on its consideration of the twelve expressions of interest received for these services. The Committee considered each expression of interest … Continued

BAI Sponsorship Scheme 2013

The BAI Sponsorship Scheme 2013 is now online. Applications for same should be submitted to the BAI by 3rd October. The scheme and other details are available here

Commercial Radio Licensing: Expressions of Interest – Update

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today, 11th September 2012, announced that it has received 12 expressions of interest in response to its invitation for such expressions as advertised on 12th July 2012 for twelve local sound broadcasting services. One expression of interest was received for each service.  The Contract Awards Committee of the … Continued

JNLR Results July 2011 – June 2012 published

The latest JNLR/Ipsos MRBI report into radio listening has been published today 26th July 2012. It covers the 12 month period from July 2011 to June 2012 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 … Continued

BAI Statement on the media interests of Mr. Denis O’Brien

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today, 26th July 2012, outlined its position regarding the media interests of Mr. Denis O’Brien in the context of the BAI’s Ownership and Control Policy (2012) (“Policy”) pursuant to the BAI’s obligations under the Broadcasting Act 2009 (“2009 Act”). Mr. O’Brien’s company Communicorp controls, and/or has substantial interests … Continued

Sound & Vision II: Round 14 funding decisions released

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today, 25th July 2012, announced funding decisions from the latest round of Sound & Vision II. Round 14 of the Scheme accepted applications for both TV and Radio projects and a total of 214 applications requesting €11.6 million were received. A total of €4.5 million has been offered … Continued

Commercial Radio Licensing: Expressions of Interest – July 2012

In accordance with Section 65 (6) of the Broadcasting Act 2009, the Contract Awards Committee of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“the BAI”) invites expressions of interest from parties interested in securing a sound broadcasting contract (“Contract”) on the FM band for the services outlined in the notice located at the link below. Interested parties should … Continued

Radio Licensing: BAI signs contract with Spirit Radio

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has signed a sound broadcasting contract with Spirit Radio Limited (trading as Spirit Radio) for the provision of a quasi-national Christian and religious radio service on the AM band with low-power FM transmitter stations. Spirit Radio has been on air since December 2010 by means of an initial contract … Continued

BAI finalises Commercial Radio Licensing Plan 2012/2013

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has published its Commercial Radio Licensing Plan 2012-2013. The Authority is required by the Broadcasting Act, 2009 to produce plans that set out the number, nature and scope of broadcasting contracts that it proposes to enter into over a given period (on the recommendation of the Contract Awards Committee). … Continued

Sound & Vision II: recently signed funding contracts

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has recently signed contracts with 12 independent producers and six radio stations that were awarded production funding to make TV or Radio programmes in recent rounds of the Broadcasting Funding Scheme – Sound & Vision II. The Scheme was established to provide funding support to enable the production of … Continued

Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) Moratorium on Referendum Coverage

The BAI is today reminding broadcasters that a moratorium on coverage of the referendum on the Treaty on Stability, Co-operation and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union comes into effect from 2pm on Wednesday 30th May. The moratorium will remain in effect until 10pm on Thursday 31st May, when polling stations close. During this period, … Continued

BAI publishes new Access Rules on Subtitling, Sign Language and Audio Description

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (14.05.2012) published new rules to govern the level 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 place since 2005. The BAI Access Rules aim to make television more enjoyable … Continued

BAI publishes Statement of Findings and Report of Investigating Officer

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today, 4th May 2012, issued a Statement of Findings and the Report of the Investigator on an investigation pursuant to Section 53 of the Broadcasting Act 2009 Download the: BAI Statement of Findings Download the: Report of the Investigating Officer

JNLR Results April 2011 – March 2012 published

The latest JNLR/Ipsos MRBI report into radio listening has been published today (3rd May 2012). It covers the 12 month period from April 2011- March 2012. 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 … Continued

Broadcasting Funding Scheme update: 21 BAI funded projects commence production

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has recently signed contracts with a number of independent producers and broadcasters that were awarded production funding to make TV or Radio programmes through the Broadcasting Funding Scheme – Sound & Vision II. The Broadcasting Funding Scheme – Sound & Vision II  was established to provide funding in support … Continued

BAI signs contract with S.O.S. Kilkenny “Dreamtime Radio”

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) today, 30th April 2012, signed a 5-year Institutional Sound Broadcasting Contract with S.O.S. Kilkenny Limited. S.O.S. Kilkenny Ltd. is a registered charity that provides lifetime services to adults with intellectual disabilities at its campus on Callan Road, Kilkenny. The new radio station “Dreamtime Radio” will broadcast for 6 hours … Continued

BAI signs contract with S.O.S. Kilkenny "Dreamtime Radio"

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) today, 30th April 2012, signed a 5-year Institutional Sound Broadcasting Contract with S.O.S. Kilkenny Limited. S.O.S. Kilkenny Ltd. is a registered charity that provides lifetime services to adults with intellectual disabilities at its campus on Callan Road, Kilkenny. The new radio station “Dreamtime Radio” will broadcast for 6 hours … Continued

BAI highlights Referendum coverage requirements

In advance of the forthcoming referendum scheduled to take place on 31st May 2012, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has written to all broadcasters reminding them that the BAI Code on Referenda and Election Coverage applies to all reporting on the referendum on the Treaty on Stability, Co-operation and Governance in the Economic and … Continued

BAI publishes Ownership and Control Policy (2012)

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) today, 26th April 2012, published the BAI Ownership and Control Policy (2012). This replaces the current policy which was operational from 2010. The policy has been updated to reflect the legislative provisions contained in the Broadcasting Act 2009 (“the 2009 Act”) and the contents of the BAI Strategy Statement … Continued

BAI launches 2012 Community Broadcasting Support Scheme

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today (5th April) launched its Community Broadcasting Support Scheme 2012. This Scheme is open to licensed community and community of interest radio and television stations.  The aim of the Scheme is to award funding grants which enable community broadcasters to evaluate and review the operation and effectiveness of … Continued