BAI publishes revised Broadcasting Services Strategy

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has, today (07.11.18), launched its revised Broadcasting Services Strategy (BSS), which provides the framework for the formulation of licencing plans and associated licencing activities by the BAI. It is one of the primary means by which the Authority fulfils its key statutory objective of endeavouring to ensure that the … Continued

BAI launches public consultation on proposed changes to rules on television subtitling, Irish Sign Language and audio description

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (13.06.18) launched a public consultation on proposed changes to the BAI’s Access Rules, which govern the amount of subtitling, Irish Sign Language and audio description that Irish television broadcasters must offer to the public. The objective of the rules is to increase the understanding and enjoyment of … Continued

BAI Voluntary Disclosure of Intention to Extend Contract Term: iRadio NW & iRadio NEM

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“the Authority”) has today (6th July, 2017) published a Voluntary Disclosure Notice on its website here advising of the Authority’s intention to extend the term of two commercial sound broadcasting contracts; i) the Regional Music-driven (Youth) radio service for the North West Region and ii) the Regional Music-driven (Youth) radio service … Continued

Six days left to submit your views on the BAI’s three-year strategy statement

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) is reminding members of the viewing and listening public, broadcasters and other interested individuals that the public consultation on its draft Strategy Statement (2017-2019) will close at noon on Thursday, 1st December. The BAI’s draft Strategy sets out its vision as ‘an Irish media landscape that reflects and shapes … Continued

BAI launches consultation on three-year strategy statement

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) is exercising its regulatory functions in a rapidly evolving media sphere.   The space in which traditional forms of broadcasting operate and compete for audiences has fundamentally changed.  Over the coming years, the challenge for the Authority will be to continue and extend its influence, as other forms of media … Continued

BAI launches public consultation on draft General Commercial Communications Code (Closed)

The public should be confident that commercial communications on television and radio are legal, decent, honest, truthful, and protect the interests of children, and broadcasters should have clear guidelines on the standards that apply. That’s according to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI), which today (26.07.16) launched a public consultation on the draft General Commercial … Continued

Request for submissions: Official Languages Act 2003 – Revision of BAI’s current Language Scheme and Preparation of new draft Scheme

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland is reviewing its Irish Language Scheme and preparing a new draft Scheme in accordance with Section 15 of the Official Languages Act 2003. The primary objective of the Official Languages Act is to ensure better availability and a higher standard of public services through Irish. The Authority now wishes to … Continued

Development of a National Strategy for Skills Development in the Audio-visual Industry

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and Bord Scannán na hÉireann / the Irish Film Board are pleased to announce the appointment of Crowe Horwath as consultants to draw up a new Strategy for Skills Development in the Audio-visual Industry.  The development of skills within the audio-visual production sector is integrally linked to Ireland’s capacity to scale … 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

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

Reminder: BAI Code of Programme Standards Consultation

The deadline to submit feedback to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland’s (BAI) public consultation on proposals for a revised draft Code of Programme Standards that will apply to all Irish broadcasters is 5pm next Friday, 22nd August 2014. Following a review of the current Code of Programme Standards, which has been in operation since 2007, … 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 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

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

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

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 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 … Continued

Reminder: Access Rules Consultation closes on 24th January

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (4th January 2012) issued a reminder that there is less than three weeks left to engage with the public consultation on proposed 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 … Continued

BAI launches Public Consultation on the Draft Broadcasting Services Strategy

The Broadcasting Authority Ireland (BAI) has today, 31st August 2011, published the Draft BAI Broadcasting Services Strategy for public consultation. This draft Strategy outlines the Authority’s proposed approach to the licensing of broadcasting services that are additional to those currently provided by RTÉ and TG4. It also presents the BAI’s vision regarding the optimum mix … Continued

Public Consultation on the proposed BAI Statement of Strategy 2011 – 2013.

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (2nd November 2010) announced the launch of the final phase of the Public Consultation process on the BAI Statement of Strategy for the period 2011 – 2013. This strategy will clearly identify the vision and values of the BAI and will also form the basis of the … Continued

Public Consultation: Development of BAI Statement of Strategy 2011-2013

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (1st July) announced the launch of a Public Consultation process as part of the development of the BAI Statement of Strategy for the period 2011 – 2013. The purpose of the consultation is to provide interested parties and the general public (individuals, groups or associations) with an … Continued