BAI announces Sound & Vision 3 funding rounds for 2017 – 2019

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today announced details of funding rounds for its Sound & Vision Scheme for the period 2017-19. The BAI will run seven funding rounds over the three-year period, with an indicative allocation of €5m per round.

The announcement seeks to provide certainty for the broadcasting sector in relation to the timing for funding rounds and should assist in planning over this period. The three-year approach has been informed by stakeholder views and by an internal operational review of the Scheme.

The revised dates are as follows:

Funding dates 2017 – 2019:

Closing date: BAI Decision:
9th February 2017 May 2017
6th July 2017 October 2017
1st December 2017 March/April 2018
10th May 2018 September 2018
8th November 2018 February/March 2019
8th May 2019 September 2019
7th November 2019 February/March 2020


In addition to today’s announcement in relation to round closing dates, the BAI has also published a revised Guide for Applicants, together with a new applications form.  These documents are available on the BAI web-site here.


Contact: Catherine Heaney / Sebastian Enke, DHR Communications. Tel: 01-4200580 / 087 2309835 / 087-3239496.