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 licensing plan details

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (17.04.19) announced details of its Radio Licensing Plan for the remainder of 2019.  The plan is comprised of three commercial sound broadcasting services and one community sound broadcasting service. Under the Broadcasting Act 2009, the BAI is required to produce plans regarding the number, nature and scope … 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

Latest Broadcasting Complaints Decisions Published

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (21.03.19) published its recent broadcasting complaints decisions. At its meeting held in October 2018, the Compliance Committee of the BAI considered and rejected four complaints. The complaints related to the following broadcasts: RTÉ One: A Wild Irish Year: 13th May 2018. TV3: The Pat Kenny Show Referendum … Continued

Call for tenders: the provision of Design and Print Services

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) is currently tendering for the provision of design and print services. A Call for Tenders for the contract has been placed on Etenders.gov.ie and the closing date for submissions is Friday the 22nd of March, at 12 noon.

Almost €1.9m allocated to six projects under Archiving Scheme 2

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has, today (28.02.19), 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 to the … Continued

Commercial Radio Licensing Update: Regional Music Driven Services

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today, Tuesday 26th February 2019, announced the receipt of applications for a single sound broadcasting contract for the provision of the following two sound broadcasting services on the FM band. The services were advertised by the BAI on the 21st November 2018. • A Regional Music-Driven (Youth) Sound … Continued

Commercial Radio Licensing Update: BAI issue notification to invoke fast-track application process

The Contract Awards Committee of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has announced its intention to invoke the fast-track application process for a multi-city music driven sound broadcasting service, in accordance with Section 67(3) of the Broadcasting Act 2009. The fast-track process can be invoked by the Committee when only one expression of interest, from … Continued

Website Maintenance and Support Services – Call for Quotes

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) is currently seeking quotes from interested parties for the provision of website maintenance and support services. Further details can be found here. The closing date for submissions is Thursday 31st January 2019, at 12 noon.

Call for tenders: the provision of facilities management services to the BAI.

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) is currently tendering for the provision of facilities management services to the BAI. A Call for Tenders for the contract has been placed on Etenders.gov.ie and the closing date for submissions is Friday the 1st of February 2019, at 12 noon.

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

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

BAI signs Contracts with Virgin Media Television Limited

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has this week announced the signing of broadcasting contracts with Virgin Media Television Limited. Earlier this week, the BAI renewed its television programme service contract with Virgin Media Television Limited for the television services Virgin Media One (formerly TV3) and Virgin Media Two (formerly 3e). The BAI also agreed … Continued

BAI publishes updated guidelines on election coverage

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today (20.09.18) published updated guidelines in respect of election coverage. The guidelines will apply to the planned Presidential election on Friday 26th October next and future elections which may arise over the coming years. The guidelines have been developed further to the provisions of the BAI Code of … 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

Contracts Signed for Community Radio Services

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (Tuesday 3rd July) announced the signing of three community and community of interest sound broadcasting contracts. The services comprise of community radio service Tipperary Mid-West Radio, serving South West Tipperary; Raidió Corca Baiscinn, serving South West Clare; and a community of interest service for the Christian community … Continued

Latest Broadcasting Complaints Decisions Published

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (27.06.18) published its recent broadcasting complaints decisions. At meetings held on 7th March and 18th April 2018, the Compliance Committee of the BAI considered and rejected eight complaints. The complaints related to the following broadcasts: RTÉ Radio 1: Liveline: 11th November 2017 RTÉ One TV: The Late Late … 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 Archiving Scheme 2

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (07.06.18) announced details of the 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. This is the second iteration of the Archiving Scheme to be launched by the BAI and … Continued

Applications sought for Community Radio Services for Claremorris and Dundalk

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (1st May) announced that it is seeking applications for the provision of two community radio services, one serving the community of Claremorris and its Environs, and one serving the community of Dundalk and its Environs.  Public notices seeking applications have been placed in the relevant local papers. … Continued

BAI launches public consultation on revised Broadcasting Services Strategy

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (24.04.18) launched a public consultation on a draft revised Broadcasting Services Strategy (BSS). The purpose of the consultation is to share the BAI’s vision for the broadcasting landscape and to elicit the views of stakeholders on this vision and options for future development. It also provides the … Continued

More than €5.9m allocated to 126 projects under Sound & Vision Scheme

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (10.04.18) announced details of the latest funding awards under the Sound & Vision 3 Broadcasting Funding Scheme. Following a comprehensive assessment process, funding amounting to €5.991m has been allocated to 126 radio and television projects in Round 30. Of this, funding of €5.368m has been allocated to 33 TV … Continued

Canada-Ireland projects receive over €143,000 in funding

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) and the Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today (16.03.18) an investment of over €143,000 to support the co-development of audiovisual content under the Canada-Ireland Co-development Incentive for Audio-Visual Projects. Five Irish production companies will work with five Canadian companies in the development of the following projects. PROJECT TITLE COMPANIES … Continued

BAI publishes updated guidelines on referenda coverage

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (13.03.18) published updated guidelines in respect of referenda coverage.  The guidelines are published in advance of the planned referendum on the 36th Amendment of the Constitution and further referenda on constitutional amendments and reforms to local government over the next number of years. The guidelines have been … 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

BAI announces funding of €611k through Sectoral Learning & Development and Sponsorship programmes

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (07.02.18) announced details of its 2018 funding allocation under its Sectoral Learning & Development and Sponsorship funding initiatives. Funding of €610,800 has been approved by the BAI to support a range of initiatives, further details of which are outlined below. Sectoral Learning and Development For 2018, the … Continued

Latest Broadcasting Complaints Decisions Published

Latest Broadcasting Complaints Decisions Published The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (6th February) published the most recent broadcasting complaints decisions. At its meetings held on 18th October, 15th November and the 13th of December 2017, the Compliance Committee of the BAI considered 11 complaints. The complaints considered by the Compliance Committee concerned programmes aired … 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

New Guides to Submissions and Application Forms for temporary sound broadcasting services

The BAI has today (29th January 2018) published the following new Guides to Submissions and Application Forms for temporary sound broadcasting services: A Guide to Submissions for the provision of Temporary Sound Broadcasting Services and an associated Application Form A Guide to Submissions for the provision of pilot Community Temporary Sound Broadcasting Services and an … Continued

BAI Christmas and New Year Office Hours

The BAI will operate the following office hours over the Christmas/New Year period: Friday 22nd December: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday 25th December: Office closed Tuesday 26th December: Office closed Wednesday 27th December: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Thursday 28th December: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Friday 29th December: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday … Continued

BAI Sponsorship Scheme 2018

The BAI has today (Thursday 30th November) announced details of its Sponsorship Scheme for 2018. 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. Its primary objective is to raise awareness and contribute to the achievement of the BAI’s strategic … Continued