BAI launches three-year strategy statement

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has today (14.01.21) launched its new Strategy Statement 2021-2023, which will guide its work for the next three years. This is the fourth strategy since the establishment of the BAI in 2009. The strategy has been informed by a comprehensive review of the effectiveness of the previous strategy; an extensive … Continued

BAI signs contracts with Classic Hits and Radio Nova

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has announced the signing of the following sound broadcasting contracts for the provision of sound broadcasting services on the FM band: A contract with Choice Broadcasting Limited, trading as Classic Hits, for a Classic Gold / Easy Listening / Smooth Multi-City Sound Broadcasting Service targeting an audience aged 45+ … Continued

Women on Air have today launched their much-anticipated Media Database

Women on Air have today (06.01.21) launched their much-anticipated Media Database. With funding support from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Women on Air is a not-for-profit organisation that provides training and mentoring opportunities for women within the broadcasting industry. The database is designed to give women greater visibility within broadcast media and encourage broadcasters to … Continued

BAI signs contract with Dublin’s Q102

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has announced the signing of a new sound broadcasting contract with City Broadcasting Limited, trading as Dublin’s Q102, for the provision of the following sound broadcasting service on the FM band: • A music-based sound broadcasting service for a general audience aged 35-55 years in Dublin city and county. … Continued

Latest edition of Samaritans Media Guildelines

The latest edition of the Samaritans Media Guidelines features new advice and resources on how to report suicide and self-harm safely. The sixth edition of the guidelines have been revised to reflect the significant changes within the media landscape and incorporate the latest research on the impact that portrayals of suicide and self-harm in the … Continued

Latest Broadcasting Complaints Decisions Published

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (02.12.20) published its recent broadcasting complaints decisions. At its meeting held in September 2020, the Compliance Committee of the BAI considered and rejected 12 complaints. The complaints related to the following broadcasts: RTÉ One: Nine O’Clock News: 1st June 2020. 98FM: 98FM’s Big Breakfast Show with Rebecca … Continued

BAI launches Broadcasting Sustainability Network and sustainability roadmap for Irish broadcasting sector

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (25.11.20), launched the Broadcasting Sustainability Network and a sustainability roadmap for the Irish broadcasting sector. The Network is a voluntary sector-wide sustainability group of Irish broadcasters and representatives of their supply chains. It aims to foster best practice and to provide the support to make the Irish … Continued

Funding of up to €150,000 available under BAI’s Sponsorship Scheme 2021

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (19.11.20) announced details of its Sponsorship Scheme 2021. Applications are now being accepted for the annual scheme and funding of up to €150,000 is available to support a range of activities during 2021. The annual BAI Sponsorship Scheme makes funding available for media-related activities and events that … Continued

BAI launches online Media Ownership database

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (11.11.20), launched a new website that provides information about ownership and shareholdings of Irish media companies. The BAI has commissioned the School of Communications at Dublin City University to design and maintain a dedicated website www.mediaownership.ie. This website offers a structured and searchable reference database of media … Continued

BAI seeks applications under Sound & Vision Scheme

 Up to €4.5m funding available for independent audiovisual producers, TV stations, public service radio and independent audio producers The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) is now accepting applications for funding under Round 37 of the Sound & Vision 4 Scheme. Up to €4.5m in funding is available under the round, which was announced in July. … Continued

Latest Broadcasting Complaints Decisions Published

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (29.07.20) published its recent broadcasting complaints decisions. The Executive Complaints Forum of the BAI considered and rejected 12 complaints in meetings held in May and June 2020. Details of all these decisions are available to download here.  ENDS  For media queries, contact DHR Communications at 01-4200580 For … Continued

Majority believe independent journalism important to proper functioning of society – Reuters Digital News Report (Ireland)

BAI funds inclusion of Irish data in international report for sixth year. The majority of Irish people believe that independent journalism is important to a functioning society. That’s according to the Reuters Digital News Report 2020 (Ireland), which was released today (16.06.20). The report found that 66% of Irish respondents to the international study believe … Continued

Latest Broadcasting Complaints Decisions Published

Wednesday, 10th June 2020  Latest Broadcasting Complaints Decisions Published  The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (10.06.20) published its recent broadcasting complaints decisions. At its meeting held in February 2020, the Compliance Committee of the BAI considered and rejected 4 complaints. The complaints related to the following broadcasts: RTÉ One, RTÉ 2FM and RTÉ … Continued

New report highlights inconsistencies across digital platforms in tackling disinformation

Greater commitment to the labelling of trustworthy content by digital platforms is required to empower consumers and reduce the harmful impact of disinformation on society. That’s according to CodeCheck 2020, a new research report, commissioned by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) and undertaken by the Institute for Future Media and Journalism (FuJo) at Dublin … Continued

Latest Broadcasting Complaints Decisions Published

PRESS RELEASE Wednesday, 15th April 2020 Latest Broadcasting Complaints Decisions Published The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (15.04.20) published its recent broadcasting complaints decisions. At its meeting held in December 2019, the Compliance Committee of the BAI considered and rejected two complaints.  The complaints related to the following broadcasts: RTÉ One: Prime Time: … Continued

Vacancy on the BAI Contract Awards Committee advertised on stateboards.ie

The Public Appointments Service has advertised a vacancy on the Contract Awards Committee of the BAI. The closing date for the submission of expressions of interest, via the stateboards.ie website, is 15:00 on Thursday 7th May 2020. Further information is available via the following link: http://www.stateboards.ie/stateboards/campaignAdvert/116039.htm ENDS

BAI announces supports for broadcast media sector during COVID-19 crisis

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has, today (08.04.20), announced details of a special funding round to support the independent commercial radio sector in its provision of public awareness and understanding of COVID-19, including the risks and public health measures being implemented to reduce the spread of the disease. The special funding round will operate under … Continued

More than €7m allocated to 126 projects under BAI’s Sound & Vision Scheme

Friday, 3rd April 2020 The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland  has today (03.04.20) announced details of the latest funding awards under the Sound & Vision 3 Broadcasting Funding Scheme (Round 34). The BAI has also indicated, following a meeting of the Authority in recent days to consider a request from the Minister for Communications, Climate Action … Continued

BAI Office Closure

The BAI’s offices are closed as of 20:30 on Friday 27th March  2020 to comply with public health restrictions put in place to manage the Covid-19 outbreak.  The BAI would like to assure you that its operations are continuing with staff working remotely. The BAI can be contacted as usual at 01 6441200 or info@bai.ie.

BAI announces funding of €642k through Sectoral Learning & Development and Sponsorship programmes for 2020

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (18.02.20) announced details of 2020 allocations under its Sectoral Learning & Development and Sponsorship funding initiatives. Funding of €642,000 has been approved by the BAI to support a range of activities, details of which are outlined below. Sectoral Learning and Development Central to the BAI’s work in … Continued

Latest JNLR Figures Released

The latest JNLR/Ipsos MRBI report into radio listening is published today (06.02.2020). It covers the 12-month period from January 2019 to December 2019. On behalf of the JNLR Committee a media release and summary information tables are available to download here. ENDS Please note: Media queries regarding individual programme or station performance should be directed … Continued

BAI launches third Irish Language Scheme

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (28.01.20) launched its third Irish Language Scheme, which sets out how the BAI will deliver its services to the public, in Irish and bilingually, over the next three years. Since 2013, the BAI has developed and operated two Irish Language Schemes, for the 2013-2016 and 2016-2019 periods, … Continued

More than €1.3m allocated to five projects under latest round of Archiving Scheme 2

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (21.01.19) announced details of the latest funding awards under Archiving Scheme 2, a BAI Broadcasting Funding Scheme initiative. Archiving Scheme 2 is a support scheme funded through the television licence fee, to encourage and promote the development of an archiving culture in the Irish broadcasting sector, contributing … Continued

Latest Broadcasting Complaints Decisions Published

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (26.11.19) published its recent broadcasting complaints decisions. At its meetings held on 13th August and 11th September 2019, the Compliance Committee of the BAI considered and rejected 5 complaints.  The complaints related to the following broadcasts: RTÉ One: Today with Maura and Daithi: 8th October 2018 RTÉ … Continued

Canada-Ireland projects receive over €94k in funding

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) and the Canada Media Fund (CMF) have today (06.11.19) announced an investment of over €94,000 to support the co-development of audiovisual content under the Canada-Ireland Co-development Incentive for Audio-Visual Projects. Three Irish production companies will work with three Canadian companies in the development of the following projects: #IBelieveHer Pembridge … Continued

Latest JNLR Figures Released

The latest JNLR/Ipsos MRBI report into radio listening is published today (24.10.19). It covers the 12-month period from October 2018 to September 2019. On behalf of the JNLR Committee a media release and summary information tables are available to download here. ENDS Please note: Media queries regarding individual programme or station performance should be directed … Continued

More than €5.9m allocated to 122 projects under Sound & Vision Scheme

Latest funding round sees significant increase in number of programmes with women’s narratives and women in lead creative roles. The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (30.09.19) announced details of the latest funding awards under the Sound & Vision 3 Broadcasting Funding Scheme. Following a comprehensive assessment process, €5.9m has been allocated to 122 radio and … Continued

2019 Radio Licensing Update

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (04.09.19) announced two licensing updates; one for commercial radio and one for community radio. Commercial Radio Licensing – Fast-Track process On the 31st July 2019, the Contract Awards Committee of the BAI announced its intention to invoke the fast-track licensing process for the following sound broadcasting contract: … Continued

BAI calls for representations on its second Irish Language Scheme

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) is calling for representations in relation to the revision of its second Irish Language Scheme. The BAI is seeking submissions from all interested parties in the context of a review of the scheme and the preparation of a new draft scheme in accordance with Section 15 of the Official … Continued

BAI Signs Contract with Dundalk FM

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (27.08.19) announced the signing of a community sound broadcasting contract with Dundalk Media Centre Company Limited By Guarantee t/a Dundalk FM, serving Dundalk and its environs. Speaking at the contract signing, chief executive of the BAI, Michael O’Keeffe, said: “We are very pleased to sign a second … Continued

Commercial Radio Licences: Call for applications – Clarification

The BAI has posted to its website today a revised version of the advertisement published in the national press on 1st August 2019 inviting applications in writing from any person or body interested in securing a sound broadcasting contract for the provision of the following sound broadcasting service on the FM band: A music-based sound … Continued

BAI supporting diverse Irish content at 2019 Galway Film Fleadh

Three Irish features supported by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI)’s Sound & Vision Scheme will screen at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh. These projects, ‘Finky’, ‘Jihad Jane’ and ‘Never Grow Old’ are examples of the BAI’s commitment to increase the production and availability of diverse and culturally relevant content to Irish audiences. Screening details … Continued

BAI publishes submission on regulation of harmful online content / implementation of new Audiovisual Media Services Directive

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has, today (24.06.19) proposed the introduction of new statutory regulation for online videos and harmful online content. The BAI’s vision for the future of media regulation in Ireland is explored in its submission to the Government’s Public Consultation on the Regulation of Harmful Content and the Implementation of the … Continued

BAI publishes new policy on media plurality and revised Ownership and Control Policy

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has, today (18.06.19), published a new policy on Media Plurality and a revised Ownership and Control Policy. The publication of the documents follows a public consultation process, launched in December 2018, during which stakeholders and members of the public were invited to make submissions to the BAI on the … Continued

Over €259k/£230k in Development funding for Canadian/Irish Co-Productions announced at the Celtic Media Festival

Aviemore (Scotland), June 5, 2019 – The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, the Canada Media Fund (CMF) and Northern Ireland Screen today announced details of the 2019 Rounds of their Co-development funding schemes.  The announcement was made at the Celtic Media Festival in Aviemore, Scotland, where Canada is guest country at a gathering of media industry … Continued

BAI HEO (AVMSD/Brexit) Vacancy: Temporary 2 year fixed-term contract

Note: Applications for this position are now closed. The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland is seeking applications for an immediate vacancy at Higher Executive Officer (HEO) level for a temporary 2 year fixed-term contract. Details of the position including the skills and experience required can be found here. Any interested party should submit an application by e-mail to reception@bai.ie by 12 … Continued

Complaints to BAI fall by 33% in 2018

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) received 33% fewer complaints in 2018 relating to programming and advertisements broadcast on Irish radio and television, compared with the previous year. Figures released today (31.03.19) by the BAI, show that it received 73 valid complaints in 2018. In 2017, it received 109 such complaints. Of the valid complaints, … Continued