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

Ireland’s trust in news higher than international average

International research, published today (22.06.17), by the Reuters Institute has found that Ireland has a higher trust in news media than the international average. The survey of 36 countries found that 47% of Irish respondents trust the news media, compared with 41% internationally. Meanwhile, just under a quarter (24%) of survey respondents worldwide said they … Continued

Revised BAI General Commercial Communications Code comes into effect

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has announced that its revised General Commercial Communications Code comes into effect today, 1st June 2017. The Code sets out the rules that Irish radio and television stations must comply with when it comes to airing advertising, sponsorship, product placement and other forms of commercial communications. The aim of … Continued

Latest Broadcasting Complaint Decisions Published

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (31st May) published the most recent broadcasting complaints decisions. At its meeting held on 29th March 2017, the Compliance Committee of the BAI considered and rejected six complaints. The complaints considered by the Compliance Committee concerned programmes aired on RTÉ Radio 1, RTÉ One TV and Newstalk. The … Continued

Contracts Signed for Four Radio Services

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today, 25th May 2017, announced the signing of four contracts for sound broadcasting services. The services include the national, broad-format sound broadcasting service, Today FM; a regional music-driven youth service for the South West, Spin South West; a community radio service for Castlebar and its Environs, Community Radio … Continued

More than €5.5m allocated to 119 projects under Sound & Vision Scheme

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (22.05.17) announced details of the latest funding awards under The Sound & Vision 3 Broadcasting Funding Scheme. Following a detailed assessment process, funding amounting to €5.5m has been allocated to 119 projects. Of this, just over €5m has been allocated to 31 TV projects, while 88 radio projects will … Continued

Latest Broadcasting Complaint Decisions Published

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (26th April) published the most recent broadcasting complaints decisions. At meetings held in January and March 2017, the Compliance Committee of the BAI considered seven complaints. The Committee has rejected the seven complaints. The complaints considered by the Compliance Committee concerned programmes aired on Newstalk 106-108FM, Today FM and RTÉ … Continued

BAI launches revised General Commercial Communications Code

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (28.03.17) launched its revised General Commercial Communications Code, which sets out the rules that Irish radio and television stations must comply with when it comes to airing advertising, sponsorship, product placement and other forms of commercial communications. The revised Code will come into effect on 1st June … Continued

Canada-Ireland projects receive €120,000 in funding

Dublin (Ireland) / Toronto (Canada), March 9, 2017 – The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) and the  Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today financing of €120,000 to support the co-development of audiovisual content under the Canada-Ireland Co-development Incentive for Audio-Visual Projects. Four Irish production companies will work with four Canadian companies in the development of … Continued

BAI announces funding of €637k through its Sectoral Learning & Development and Sponsorship programmes

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today, 3rd February, announced details of its 2017 funding allocation under its Sectoral Learning & Development and Sponsorship funding initiatives. Funding of €637,880 has been approved by the BAI to support a range of initiatives, further details of which are outlined below. Sectoral Learning & Development Funding For … Continued

Latest JNLR figures published

The latest JNLR/Ipsos MRBI report into radio listening in Ireland is published today (2nd February 2017). It covers the 12-month period from January – December 2016. On behalf of the JNLR Committee a media release and summary information tables are available to download here. Please Note: Media queries regarding individual programme or station performance should be … Continued

2017 Community Broadcasting Support Scheme Launched

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today, 19th January, announced details of its Community Broadcasting Support Scheme 2017. The Scheme, which has a total available fund of €25,000, is open to all Community and Community of Interest radio and television broadcasters in the country. It is designed to offer funding support to enable broadcasters … Continued

BAI calls for submissions on proposed media merger

The Minister for Communications, Climate Action & Environment, Mr. Denis Naughten, T.D., has formally requested the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) to conduct a full media merger examination under Section 28E of the Competition Act 2002 (as amended).  The proposed media merger involves the acquisition of sole control of CMNL Limited, formerly Celtic Media Newspapers … Continued

2016 – The Year in Review

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) today (11.01.17) released its end-of-year infographic, charting much of its activity over 2016. Looking at four key areas: funding, licensing, complaints, sponsorship and sectoral development, in 2016, the BAI: Offered €16.7m in funding for 355 radio and TV projects across 55 broadcasters. Received 133 complaints relating to programming and … Continued

Latest Broadcasting Complaints Decisions Published

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (21st December) published the most recent broadcasting complaints decisions. At its meeting held in November 2016, the Compliance Committee of the BAI considered and upheld three complaints. The complaints considered by the Compliance Committee concerned programmes aired on RTÉ Radio 1 and Cork’s 96FM. The complaints upheld … Continued

More than €5.5m allocated to 126 projects under Sound & Vision Scheme

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (20.12.16) announced details of the latest package of recommendations under the Sound & Vision Scheme which have been ratified by the Authority at its most recent meeting (15.12.16). Following a detailed assessment process, funding amounting to €5.569m has been allocated to 126 projects. Of this, €5.019m has been allocated … Continued

€50,000 awarded under BAI Media Research Funding Scheme

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (19.12.16) announced the award of funding totalling €50,000 to three applicants under its Media Research Funding Scheme 2016. The Scheme provides funding to academics, researchers and media professionals to conduct media-related research on topical issues pertaining to the broadcasting industry. It aims to inform debate on broadcasting-related … Continued

Contracts signed for Commercial and Community Radio Services

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (Thursday 15th December) signed contracts for four, ten-year sound broadcasting services.  The services include the Quasi-National Speech/News-driven service, Newstalk 106; a community radio service for Lucan and its Environs, Liffey Sound; a Special Interest Community service for Dublin City, Dublin City FM; and, a Community of Interest … Continued