BAI announces funding of €2m under Sound & Vision Scheme

Funding specifically for Irish language programming The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (30.11.22) announced funding of just under €2m under the Sound & Vision 4 Broadcasting Funding Scheme. A total of 15 radio and TV projects have been successful in Round 46 of the Scheme, which was specifically for projects that would support the … Continued

BAI seeks applications for Sponsorship Scheme 2023

Funding of up to €150,000 available for media-related events and activities The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today announced it is seeking applications under its Sponsorship Scheme to support a range of media-related activities during 2023. Applications for eligible events and activities that align with the BAI’s  Strategy Statement and raise awareness of the … Continued

BAI invites views on broadcasting codes and rules

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland is seeking observations from the public, broadcasters, advertisers, programme-makers and other interested parties on a number of its codes and rules as part of a review process. Those under review are the: Code of Programme Standards: This Code sets out the principles that apply to all editorial content with a … Continued

Regulators collaborate through new global network to counter online harm

Regulators from Australia, Fiji, Ireland and the United Kingdom are joining forces to encourage and coordinate global efforts to make the online world a safer place. The new Global Online Safety Regulators Network will be formally launched at the Family Online Safety Institute Conference in Washington DC today. The Network is a collaboration between the … Continued

BAI receives Investors in Diversity accreditation 

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has been awarded the Investors in Diversity Bronze accreditation mark from the Irish Centre for Diversity.    Supported by Ibec, Investors in Diversity is Ireland’s premier all-encompassing Diversity and Inclusion accreditation mark.  The programme recognises existing efforts and supports the journey of continuous improvement by providing a structured framework to … Continued

Latest JNLR figures released 

The latest JNLR/Ipsos MRBI report into radio listening is published today (10.11.22).   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.

10 newly qualified journalism and media graduates awarded radio placements under Journalism Graduate Programme 2022

Scheme is a partnership between BAI and Learning Waves The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI), in partnership with Learning Waves, has today (02.11.22) announced the ten successful candidates for the 2022 Learning Waves Journalism Graduate Programme. The paid internship initiative, which is jointly funded by the BAI and Learning Waves Skillnet, is supported by Newstalk, … Continued

Details of new Sound & Vision funding round announced

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has announced that it will be accepting applications for funding under Round 47 of the Sound & Vision 4 Scheme.  Up to €4.9m in funding is available under the round which is open from the 25th October for independent producers and broadcasters to support new programme productions. Guidelines and the application form … Continued

Commercial Radio Licensing – Fast-Track process

The Broadcasting Authority has today (25.10.22) announced a commercial radio licensing update. On the 22nd of September 2022, the Contract Awards Committee of the BAI announced its intention to invoke the fast-track licensing process for the following sound broadcasting contracts: Munster Waterford City and County: Broad-format, local radio service The Contract, currently held by South … Continued

BAI announces funding of €2m for live music programming under the Sound & Vision Scheme

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has today (13.10.22) announced funding of just under €2m under the Sound & Vision 4 Broadcasting Funding Scheme for programming that supports the live music sector.  A total of 10 projects have been successful in Round 45 of the scheme.  The funding recommendations were made following a competitive assessment process, … Continued

BAI announces funding of €6m under Sound & Vision Scheme 

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has today (10.08.22) announced funding of €6m under the Sound & Vision 4 Broadcasting Funding Scheme. A total of 36 radio projects and 22 TV projects have been successful in Round 43 of the scheme, following a competitive assessment process.   Overall, the round attracted a total of 123 applications, seeking … Continued

Latest JNLR figures released

The latest JNLR/Ipsos MRBI report into radio listening is published today (28.07.22). On behalf of the JNLR Committee, a media release and summary information tables are available to download here. ENDSPlease note:Media queries regarding individual programme or station performance should be directed to IPSOS MRBI or the relevant broadcaster.

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland announces details of its Commercial Radio Licensing Plan

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (Wednesday, 25th May 2022) announced details of its Commercial Radio Licensing Plan. The plan comprises the undertaking of relicensing processes for 11 local broad-format sound broadcasting services and 3 local music-driven sound broadcasting services.  Under the Broadcasting Act 2009, the BAI is required to produce plans regarding … Continued

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

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (5th 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 by Athlone Community … Continued

Applications sought for a Community Radio Service for South Dublin

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (4th May 2022) announced that it is seeking applications for the provision of a community radio service serving the community of South Dublin. A public notice seeking applications has been placed in the relevant local paper. The community radio service for South Dublin is currently provided by Dublin South Local Broadcasting Co-operative … Continued

Up to €4.4m funding available for audio and audiovisual programme productions

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has announced that it will be accepting applications for funding under Round 43 of the Sound & Vision 4 Scheme.  Up to €4.4m in funding is available under the round which is open from the 13th April for independent producers and broadcasters to support new programme productions. Guidelines and the application … Continued

Latest Broadcasting Complaints Decisions Published

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (06.04.2022) published its recent broadcasting complaints decisions. At meetings held in October 2021 and January 2022, the Compliance Committee of the BAI considered and rejected twenty-two complaints and upheld one in part.  The twenty-two complaints related to the following broadcasts: Clare FM: Morning Focus with Alan Morrissey: … Continued

BAI announces funding of €6.4m under Sound & Vision Scheme

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has today (23.03.22) announced funding of €6.4m under the Sound & Vision 4 Broadcasting Funding Scheme. A total of 48 radio projects and 26 TV projects have been successful in Round 42 of the scheme, following a competitive assessment process. Overall, the round attracted a total of 133 applications, seeking … Continued

Report commends BAI on its contribution to gender equality efforts in the audiovisual sector

 Stakeholder evaluation finds BAI achieves majority of aims set out in its Gender Action Plan The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has made a “very positive and real contribution to encouraging the development of gender initiatives” in the audiovisual sector. That’s according to a new report evaluating the broadcasting regulator’s Gender Action Plan. The ‘Stakeholder Review … Continued

BAI announces funding of close to €500k through Sponsorship Scheme and Sectoral Learning and Development Programme

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (17.02.22) announced details of funding allocations under its Sponsorship Scheme and the network funding strand of its Sectoral Learning and Development programme. Funding of €499,500 has been approved by the BAI to support a range of activities and representative groups, details of which are outlined below. Sponsorship … Continued

Latest JNLR figures released

The latest JNLR/Ipsos MRBI report into radio listening is published today (10.02.22). 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 publishes research on impact of gender and diversity in media consumption in Ireland

The BAI has today published research examining the role of gender and diversity in media consumption in Ireland and internationally. The research, entitled ‘Digital News Report: Gender & Diversity in Ireland 2016-2021 & Internationally 2021‘, was led by Assistant Professor Dr Dawn Wheatley at Dublin City University. Presented in factsheet format, the research supports the … Continued

Broadcasting Authority of Ireland announces appointment of new Chief Executive

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Celene Craig as its new Chief Executive, with immediate effect. Her appointment follows a competitive independent recruitment process and has been approved by the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD. Ms Craig has 30 years’ experience … Continued

Latest Broadcasting Complaints Decisions Published

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (15.12.2021) published its recent broadcasting complaints decisions. At its meeting in September 2021, the Compliance Committee of the BAI considered and rejected one complaint.  The complaint related to the following broadcasts on RTÉ One and RTÉ Radio 1: Six One News – 2nd July 2021 National Treasures … Continued

Latest JNLR figures released

The latest JNLR/Ipsos MRBI report into radio listening is published today (08.12.21). 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 announces funding of €5.9m under Sound & Vision Scheme

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has today (18.11.21) announced details of the latest funding awards under the Sound & Vision 4 Broadcasting Funding Scheme. Following a comprehensive assessment process, funding of €5.9m has been allocated to 40 radio and 26 TV projects in Round 40. Overall, this funding round attracted 118 applications, seeking approximately €12.87m … Continued

BAI seeks applications for Sponsorship Scheme 2022

Funding of up to €150,000 available for media-related events and activities The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) is now seeking applications for its Sponsorship Scheme 2022. Under the scheme, up to €150,000 will be available to support a range of media-related activities during 2022. The BAI will consider relevant events and activities that align with … Continued

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

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