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

New research report explores diversity and inclusion in RTÉ’s response to COVID-19

Research conducted by academics at DCU and funded by the BAI. A new research report examining diversity and inclusion at RTÉ will be launched this afternoon in a webinar hosted by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. The research, entitled ‘RTÉ and COVID-19 – Diversity and Inclusion and meeting public needs’ was conducted by Dr Eileen … 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

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 announces funding of €7.2m under Sound and Vision Scheme

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has today (31.05.21) announced details of the latest funding awards under the Sound & Vision 4 Broadcasting Funding Scheme.  Following a comprehensive assessment process, funding amounting to €7.2m has been allocated to 104 radio and TV projects in Round 38. The funding allocation includes €1.4m for eight projects (four radio … 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 announces €5.5m open funding round under Sound & Vision Scheme

Additional funding of €1.4m for programmes to help address challenges being faced by live music sector The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI)  has today (27.01.21), announced the launch of a new open funding round under its Sound & Vision 4 Scheme. Funding of up to €5.5m is being made available in round 38 of the … 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

More than €6.2m allocated to projects under BAI’s Sound & Vision Scheme

Additional funding secured for 2021 rounds The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (22.12.20) announced details of the latest funding awards under the Sound & Vision 4 Broadcasting Funding Scheme and details of additional funding for 2021. Following a comprehensive assessment process, €669,092 has been allocated under Round 36 (Community Radio Fund), while €5.58m … 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 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

Latest JNLR figures released

The latest JNLR/Ipsos MRBI report into radio listening is published today (05.11.20). 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 MRBI or the relevant broadcaster.

BAI launches public consultation on new Strategy Statement

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (12.10.20) launched a public consultation on its draft Strategy Statement 2021-2023, which will guide its work for the next three years. Opening the public consultation, Chairperson of the BAI, Professor Pauric Travers said: “The BAI’s vision is ‘An Irish media landscape that reflects and shapes who we … Continued

Latest Broadcasting Complaints Decisions Published

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (23.09.20) published its recent broadcasting complaints decisions. At its meetings held in May and June 2020, the Compliance Committee of the BAI considered and rejected 2 complaints.  The complaints related to the following broadcasts: RTÉ 2: FAI Cup Finals: 3rd November 2019 RTÉ 1: Operation Transformation: 26th … 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

BAI announces details of up to €4.5m open funding round under Sound & Vision Scheme

Round open to independent audiovisual producers, TV stations, public service radio and independent audio producers The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has, today (30.07.20), announced its intention to operate an open funding round of the Sound and Vision 4 scheme which will be opened for applications on the 8th September next. This round of the … Continued

Glúin Nua supports emerging directors and writers to create short-form content in the Irish language

Mentorship scheme supported by BAI in partnership with TG4, Northern Ireland Screen Irish Language Broadcast Fund, Údarás na Gaeltachta and Gréasán na Meán The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI), has today (10.07.20) announced a partnership initiative between the BAI, TG4, ILBF, Údarás na Gaeltachta and Gréasán na Meán to provide a commissioning fund and mentoring … Continued

Broadcasting Authority of Ireland announces details of €750k fund for community radio

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (06.07.20) announced details of a funding scheme specifically for the community radio broadcasting sector. Part of the Sound & Vision 4 Scheme, the Community Radio Fund will see total funding of €750,000 being made available this year. The Fund is open to BAI-licensed community, community of interest … Continued

BAI publishes report highlighting social benefits of community radio

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (19.06.20) launched a new report, ‘Community Radio – Delivering Social Benefit’, as part of its Community Media Action Plan. The publication of the report marks National Community Radio Day and was commissioned by the BAI, supported by Community Radio Ireland (CRAOL) and undertaken by Nexus Research Cooperative. … 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

BAI allocates €2.5m to 32 independent commercial radio stations under Sound & Vision COVID-19 initiative

PRESS RELEASE The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has today (03.06.20) announced the allocation of €2.5m to independent commercial radio stations across the country supporting public awareness and understanding of COVID-19. The special COVID-19 funding initiative was operated by the BAI under the BAI’s Sound & Vision 4 Scheme, following a request from the Minister for … 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

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

BAI-funded research study sheds light on Irish consumption of video content

YouTube and Netflix are the most popular media for video consumption among the 20-55-year old participants in ‘Netflix and Binge?’, a new research study. The report, which was published today (17.12.19), was commissioned by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) and undertaken by researchers at Dublin City University (DCU) and University College Dublin (UCD). The … Continued

BAI signs contract with iRadio North West and iRadio North East and Midlands

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (14.11.19) announced the signing of a single sound broadcasting contract with Wilton Radio Limited, trading as iRadio, for the provision of the following two broadcasting services on the FM band: A regional music-driven (youth) sound broadcasting service for the North West (counties Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo, Mayo, Longford, … Continued