New report recommends development of robust procedures for reporting and monitoring online disinformation

More robust procedures for reporting and monitoring online disinformation need to be developed for the EU Code of Practice on Disinformation to become a more effective tool in fighting disinformation. That’s according to CovidCheck, a new research report assessing the implementation of the Code in relation to COVID-19. Commissioned by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland … 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

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

Latest Broadcasting Complaints Decisions Published

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (17.02.21) published its recent broadcasting complaints decisions. The Executive Complaints Forum of the BAI considered and rejected 4 complaints in meetings held in October, November and December 2020.  Details of all these decisions are available to download here. ENDS FOR MEDIA QUERIES, CONTACT: Tony Heffernan / Joanne … 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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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 HEO vacancies

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland is seeking applications for two immediate vacancies at Higher Executive Officer (HEO) level.  The two positions are as follows: One temporary 1 year fixed-term contract Details of the position including the skills and experience required can be found here. Complete applications should be submitted by email to sowens@bai.ie by 12 … Continued

BAI signs contract with Near FM

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (19.02.20) announced the signing of a community sound broadcasting contract with Dublin North East Community Communications Cooperative Society Limited t/a Near FM, serving North East Dublin. Speaking at the contract signing, chief executive of the BAI, Michael O’Keeffe, said: “We are delighted to sign a new community … 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

Funding of up to €120k available under the BAI Sponsorship Scheme 2020

The BAI has today (26.11.19) announced details of its Sponsorship Scheme for 2020. This annual Scheme provides sponsorship funding to a range of media-related events and activities that support the BAI’s strategic objectives in its Strategy Statement 2017 – 2019 and offer the BAI opportunities to promote its work to relevant audiences. The BAI has … Continued

Review: BAI Strategy Statement 2017-2019

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) is conducting a review of its Strategy Statement 2017-2019.  The outcomes of this review will inform the development of a new Strategy Statement in 2020. One element of the review process is an online stakeholder survey to gather the views of a broad range of stakeholders who interact with … 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

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

BAI focuses on Women’s stories under Sound & Vision Scheme

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (21.12.18) announced details of a new initiative under the Sound & Vision 3 Broadcasting Funding Scheme which aims to bring more women’s stories to Irish radio and television audiences. Under Round 33 of the Broadcasting Funding Scheme, due to close in May 2019, the BAI is again … Continued

Latest Broadcasting Complaints Decisions Published

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (16.10.18) published its recent broadcasting complaints decisions. At its meetings held on 6th June, 18th July and 5th September 2018, the Compliance Committee of the BAI considered 15 complaints. The complaints considered by the Compliance Committee concerned programmes aired on RTÉ One, RTÉ 2FM, Newstalk and TV3. … Continued

Use of social media for news amongst Irish consumers declines while understanding of how news appears in their social media feeds remains low

Consumers in Ireland and worldwide have limited understanding of how news appears in their social media feeds. That was one of the findings from the Reuters Institute Digital News Report, which was released today (14.06.18). The annual international study aims to understand how news is being consumed globally, with a particular focus on digital news … Continued

BAI launches public consultation on proposed changes to rules on television subtitling, Irish Sign Language and audio description

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (13.06.18) launched a public consultation on proposed changes to the BAI’s Access Rules, which govern the amount of subtitling, Irish Sign Language and audio description that Irish television broadcasters must offer to the public. The objective of the rules is to increase the understanding and enjoyment of … Continued

Notice: BAI IT Support Services

The BAI will shortly be looking for quotes for IT support services.  The BAI is a small organisation with about forty staff and we have no dedicated IT staff.  Our infrastructure is Cloud-based and is managed by a third party provider.  We will be looking for a supplier to manage operational IT, manage third party … Continued

Broadcasting Authority launches three-year strategy statement

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) is committed to ensuring that Irish audiences have access to a range of quality content and views that are culturally and linguistically relevant. This is according to the chairperson of the BAI, Professor Pauric Travers, speaking today (22.02.17) at the launch by the Minister of Communications, Climate Action and … 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

Latest Broadcasting Complaints Decisions Published

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (15th September) published the most recent broadcasting complaints decisions. At meetings held in May and June 2016, the Compliance Committee of the BAI considered ten complaints. Of these, three complaints were upheld and seven complaints were rejected. The complaints considered by the Compliance Committee concerned programmes aired … Continued

Request for submissions: Official Languages Act 2003 – Revision of BAI’s current Language Scheme and Preparation of new draft Scheme

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland is reviewing its Irish Language Scheme and preparing a new draft Scheme in accordance with Section 15 of the Official Languages Act 2003. The primary objective of the Official Languages Act is to ensure better availability and a higher standard of public services through Irish. The Authority now wishes to … Continued

Guidelines Available for Canada-Ireland Co-development Incentive

Dublin (Ireland) / Toronto (Canada), May 31, 2016 – The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) is pleased to announce that the programme guidelines for the Canada-Ireland Co-development Incentive for Audiovisual Projects between the Canada Media Fund (CMF) and the BAI are now available on the BAI website. Click here to access the guidelines. This incentive … Continued

Latest Broadcasting Complaints Decisions Published

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (26th May) published the most recent broadcasting complaints decisions. At meetings held in February, March and April 2016, the Compliance Committee of the BAI considered nine complaints. Of these, three complaints were upheld/upheld in part, two complaints were resolved and four complaints were rejected. The complaints considered … Continued

Rochtain níos fearr anois ná riamh ar chláir raidió Ghaeilge

Tá na meáin dhigiteacha ag cabhrú go mór le craoltóirí lucht éisteachta níos forleithne a aimsiú, dá bhrí sin tá rochtain níos fearr ag lucht na Gaeilge ar chláir Ghaeilge. Is é sin an dearcadh atá léirithe ag Comhdháil Náisiúnta na Gaeilge ag seoladh sceideal náisiúnta na gclár raidió Gaeilge i gcomhpháirt le hÚdarás Craolacháin … Continued