Latest JNLR Figures Released

The latest JNLR/Ipsos MRBI report into radio listening is published today (01.08.19). It covers the 12-month period from July 2018 to June 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 … Continued

Commercial Radio Licensing: Call for applications

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (01.08.19) announced that it is seeking applications for the provision of a music-based sound broadcasting service for a general audience aged 35-55 years in Dublin City & County. A public notice seeking applications has been placed in a national paper. The service for Dublin City & County … Continued

Commercial Radio Licensing: Fast-track Process Update

The Contract Awards Committee of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today, 31st July, announced its intention to invoke a fast-track licensing process for a sound broadcasting service, in accordance with section 67 (3) of the Broadcasting Act 2009. The fast-track process may be invoked by the Committee when the only expression of interest … Continued

BAI seeks applications under Archiving Scheme 2

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (04.07.19) issued a call for applications under Archiving Scheme 2, a BAI Broadcasting Funding Scheme initiative.  Some €2.8m is available under this support scheme, which is funded through the television licence fee to encourage and promote the development of an archiving culture in the Irish broadcasting sector, contributing … Continued

BAI Renews Contract for Claremorris Community Radio

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today Thursday 27th June 2019 announced the signing of a community sound broadcasting contract with Claremorris Community Radio, serving Claremorris town and its environs. Speaking at the contract signing, Chief Executive of the BAI, Michael O’Keeffe, said: “We are very pleased to sign a new ten-year contract with … 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

Applications sought for a Community Radio Services for Athlone and its Environs

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (29th May) announced that it is seeking applications for the provision of a community radio service serving the community of Athlone and its Environs. A public notice seeking applications has been placed in the relevant local paper. The service for Athlone and its Environs is currently provided … Continued

BAI launches Media Research Funding Scheme 2019

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (17.04.19) announced details of its 2019 Media Research Funding Scheme. A total of €50,000 is being made available to suitably qualified academics, researchers and broadcasting/media professionals in order to carry out research project(s) on themes of relevance to the work of the BAI. The Media Research Funding … Continued

BAI announces effective date for application of broadcasting guidelines for election and referendum coverage

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (10.04.19) announced the effective date for the application of its guidelines in relation to coverage of the forthcoming European and local government elections, and the referendum to amend the Constitution in regard to the dissolution of marriage. Both sets of guidelines will come into effect on Wednesday, … 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

More than €5.7m allocated to 119 projects under BAI Sound & Vision Scheme

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (14.03.19) announced details of the latest funding awards under the Sound & Vision 3 Broadcasting Funding Scheme. Following a detailed assessment process, €5.738m was awarded to 119 radio and television projects under Round 32 of the Scheme. In excess of €5.1m was awarded to 29 TV projects; while 90 … Continued

BAI publishes Irish Language Action Plan

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (8.2.19) published its Irish Language Action Plan which sets out the planned activities in support of the promotion and stimulation of the development of Irish language programming and broadcasting services in the Irish audio-visual industry.  The Irish Language Action Plan is one of a number of initiatives … Continued

Canada-Ireland projects receive over 51k in funding

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) and the Canada Media Fund (CMF) have today (23.11.18) announced an investment of over €51,500 to support the co-development of audiovisual content under the Canada-Ireland Co-development Incentive for Audio-Visual Projects. Two Irish production companies will work with two Canadian companies in the development of the following projects. From Ireland … Continued

Applications Sought for Regional Radio Licensing

The Contract Awards Committee of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“the BAI) has today (Wednesday 21st November) placed a public notice in a national paper seeking applications for a single sound broadcasting contract for the provision of the following two sound broadcasting services on the FM band: – A REGIONAL MUSIC-DRIVEN (YOUTH) SOUND BROADCASTING SERVICE … Continued

Expressions of Interest sought for Commercial Radio Licensing

The Contract Awards Committee of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has today (Wednesday 14th November) placed a public notice in a national paper seeking expressions of interest in the provision of a sound broadcasting  contract for a multi-city music driven service (Classic Gold, Easy Listening, Smooth) targeting an audience for 45+ for Dublin City and … Continued

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 Sponsorship Scheme 2019

The BAI has today (Wednesday 24th October) announced details of its Sponsorship Scheme for 2019. 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. It assists the organisation in raising awareness of, and meeting, its objectives, as set out on … Continued

Broadcasting Authority of Ireland Statement on Five-Year Review of Public Funding

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) recently completed its five-year funding review of Ireland’s two public service broadcasters, RTÉ and TG4. The focus of the review was on the strategic challenges and opportunities facing the public service broadcasters (“PSBs”) over the next five-year period, and the adequacy of funding required to support their work in … Continued

Almost €6m allocated to 130 projects under Sound & Vision Scheme

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (25.09.18) announced details of the latest funding awards under the Sound & Vision 3 Broadcasting Funding Scheme. The Round 31 announcement is made following a detailed assessment process and sees €5.971m being awarded to 130 radio and television projects. 103 radio projects have been allocated nearly €742k while €5.247m … Continued

BAI launches 2018 Community Broadcasting Support Scheme

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has today announced the launch of its 2018 Community Broadcasting Support Scheme. A total of €25,000 in funding is being made available to community and community of interest radio and television broadcasters to facilitate the undertaking and completion of projects aimed at advancing the organisational development of their stations. Organisational development … Continued

Radio Licensing Update: Community Radio Services

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today (3rd August 2018), announced the receipt of the following applications for two community radio services, serving the areas of Claremorris and its Environs and Dundalk and its Environs. Both services were advertised by the BAI last May. Claremorris and its Environs An application was received from Claremorris … Continued

BAI issues call for applications for Archiving Scheme 2

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (31.07.18) issued a call for applications under the first round of its Archiving Scheme 2, which aims to contribute to the safeguarding of Irish heritage by encouraging the development of an archiving culture in the Irish broadcasting sector. Launched in June 2018, the second iteration of the … Continued

Latest JNLR Figures Released

The latest JNLR/Ipsos MRBI report into radio listening is published today (26.07.18). It covers the 12-month period from July 2017 to June 2018. 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 to IPSOS … Continued

BAI and CMF announce opening of new round of development fund for audiovisual projects

Dublin / Toronto – The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) and the Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today the opening of the second round of the three-year funding incentive for the development of audiovisual projects. Programme guidelines, application documents and deadlines for submissions can be found on the BAI website here. The deadline to apply is … Continued

Latest JNLR Figures Released

The latest JNLR/Ipsos MRBI report into radio listening is published today (26.04.18). It covers the 12-month period from April 2017 to March 2018. 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 confirms Referenda Guidelines applying to coverage of 36th Amendment of the Constitution come into effect on Friday 6th April next

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today (04.04.18) announced that its guidelines applying to coverage of the forthcoming 36th Amendment of the Constitution, scheduled to take place on Friday 25th May 2018, will come into effect from Friday 6th April next. The guidelines, published by the BAI in March 2018, have been developed further … Continued

BAI Statement re. Communicorp Group

In October 2017, Communicorp Group Ltd. (“CGL”) issued a press statement in which it indicated that it was prohibiting contributors from The Irish Times newspaper from appearing on any of its radio stations*. Following a request from the Authority, the BAI Compliance Committee considered whether any issues arose in respect of compliance by the contractor … Continued

BAI and RTÉ announce the launch of resource material for the new Junior Certificate English and Science curricula

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) and Raidio Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ) have today (22.03.17) announced the launch of a teacher’s resource guide to support the delivery of the new Junior Certificate English and Science curricula. The materials are based around the successful TV programme ‘Tommy Bowe’s Body Check’ which was produced by Indiepics. The materials … Continued

Latest JNLR Figures Released

The latest JNLR/Ipsos MRBI report into radio listening is published today (08.02.18). It covers the 12-month period from January to December 2017. 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 to … Continued

Broadcasting Authority of Ireland’s review of 2017

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) today (31st January) released its 2017 infographic, which charts much of its activity over the past year. Mirroring the format of the BAI Strategy Statement 2017-2019, the infographic captures the work of the Authority over the past year under its five strategic themes: Promoting Diversity and Plurality; Communicating and … Continued

BAI and CMF announce reopening of development incentive for audiovisual projects

Dublin / Vancouver – The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) and the Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today the reopening of their funding incentive for the development of audiovisual projects. The announcement took place at an event during Mediacon in Vancouver, in the presence of Canadian producers and an Irish delegation led by Jim Kelly, … Continued

Latest JNLR Figures Released

The latest JNLR/Ipsos MRBI report into radio listening is published today (26.10.17). It covers the 12-month period from October 2016 to September 2017. 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 and IFB Report Calls for Government Policy for Training for the Film, Television and Animation Sector and Strengthening of National Agency for Screen Training

A strengthened national agency focusing on training and skills for the Irish film, television and animation industries is needed to provide the strategic foundation for skills development in the audio-visual sector, in order to drive growth. This is one of five key recommendations from a Crowe Horwath report published today (06/09/17) by the Broadcasting Authority … Continued

BAI launches new Short News Reporting Code of Practice

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (28th June 2017) announced details of its new Short News Reporting Code of Practice, which will come into effect on 1st September 2017. As provided for under the European Union’s Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD), the BAI’s Code of Practice sets out the requirements for Irish broadcasters … Continued