Up to €4.5m funding available for audio and audiovisual programme productions

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has announced that it will be shortly accepting applications for funding under Round 42 of the Sound & Vision 4 Scheme.  Up to €4.5m in funding is available under the round which will open on the 2nd November 2021 for independent producers and broadcasters to support new programme productions. Guidelines and … Continued

Latest Broadcasting Complaints Decisions Published

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (29.09.21) published its recent broadcasting complaints decisions. At its meeting held in June 2021, the Compliance Committee of the BAI considered and rejected one complaint.  The complaint related to the following broadcast: RTÉ One: Prime Time – Forgotten Children – 25th February 2021 The Executive Complaints Forum … Continued

10 newly qualified journalism and media graduates awarded placements in the independent radio sector under Journalism Graduate Programme 2021

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI), in partnership with Learning Waves, has today (28.09.21) announced the 10 successful candidates for the 2021 Learning Waves Journalism Graduate Programme. The internship scheme builds on the success of the 2019 inaugural programme, with a twofold increase in the number of graduate placements on offer. Under the 2021 programme, 10 graduates … Continued

Radio and the Irish Audio Market

A new JNLR report, ‘Radio and the Irish Audio Market’ report has been published today (02.09.21). Compiled by Ipsos/MRBI on behalf of the Committee, the report provides information on Irish people’s radio listening habits. A copy of the report can be downloaded here and a related media release is available here. ENDS Please note: Media … Continued

BAI welcomes publication of research report on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Irish television and film industry

Auditing Gender & Diversity Change in Irish Media Sectors report funded under the BAI’s Media Research Funding Scheme A new research report auditing gender and diversity change in Irish media sectors has found that while the Irish screen industry has demonstrated an appetite for further engagement on equality, diversity and inclusion, leadership in the form … Continued

Sound & Vision 4 Update

Up to €4.5m funding available for audio and audiovisual programme productions The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) is now accepting applications for funding under Round 40 of the Sound & Vision 4 Scheme. Up to €4.5m in funding is available under the round, which is open to independent producers and broadcasters to support new programme productions. Guidelines … Continued

BAI launches Community Media Policy

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has today (18.06.21) – on National Community Radio Day – launched its Community Media Policy. The document outlines the key characteristics and attributes that are representative of the community media sector and acknowledges the significant contribution it makes to the Irish media landscape. It also provides guidance for achieving successful … Continued

BAI allocates €2.58m to independent commercial radio stations under Sound & Vision COVID-19 initiative

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (29.04.21) announced the allocation of €2.58m in funding for the country’s independent commercial radio stations in order to promote greater awareness and understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 funding initiative was operated by the BAI under the Sound & Vision 4 Scheme at the request of, … Continued

Latest Broadcasting Complaints Decisions Published

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (14.04.21) published its recent broadcasting complaints decisions. At meetings held in October 2020 and January 2021, the Compliance Committee of the BAI considered 10 complaints. Of these, one complaint was upheld, and nine complaints were rejected. The complaints related to the following broadcasts: Today FM: The Last … Continued

BAI launches public consultation on Community Media Policy

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has today (18.03.21) opened a public consultation into its draft Community Media Policy.  The draft policy seeks to reflect community media in contemporary Ireland and focuses on its key characteristics and distinctive nature in terms of purpose, structure, and output. Informed by the ‘Community Media Policy and Regulation for the … Continued

Broadcasting Authority of Ireland reports increase in successful Sound & Vision projects featuring women in lead creative roles

69% of projects funded since gender criterion introduced in 2018 feature at least two women in key production positions The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has reported a 28% increase in the percentage of projects funded under the Sound & Vision Scheme featuring a female director since it introduced a gender criterion to the assessment process … Continued

BAI publishes Irish Language Data Collection Report

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (18.02.21) published its first Irish Language Data Collection Report. The project is one of several initiatives arising out of the BAI Irish Language Action Plan, which was launched in 2019 and which aims to promote and stimulate the development of Irish language programming and broadcasting services in … Continued

BAI announces funding of €646,000 through Sectoral Learning & Development and Sponsorship programmes for 2021

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (11.02.21) announced details of 2021 funding allocations under its Sectoral Learning & Development programme and its Sponsorship Scheme. Funding of €646,000 has been approved by the BAI to support a range of activities, details of which are outlined below. Sectoral Learning and Development The allocation of funding … Continued

BAI DEPUTY CEO APPOINTED TO BOARD OF EUROPEAN REGULATORS GROUP FOR AUDIOVISUAL MEDIA SERVICES (ERGA)

The Deputy Chief Executive of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI), Ms. Celene Craig, recently took up her duties in January as a Board member of the European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services (ERGA) following her appointment to the position in December 2020. Comprising representatives from national audio-visual regulatory bodies of the 27 EU … Continued

BAI announces €2.5m commercial radio funding round under Sound & Vision Scheme

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland is now accepting applications for funding under a special round of the Sound & Vision Scheme. The purpose of this special round is to provide support to the independent commercial radio sector to produce programming which will strengthen public awareness and understanding of COVID-19. The COVID-19 Funding Initiative is being implemented in … Continued

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