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

Vacancy on the BAI Board advertised on Stateboards.ie

The Public Appointments Service has recently advertised a vacancy on the Board of the BAI.   The closing date for the submission of expressions of interest, via the stateboards.ie website, is Friday 15th December. Further information is available here. Applications are now closed.

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 allocates almost €5.8m to 120 projects under Sound & Vision Scheme

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (24th October) announced details of the latest funding awards under The Sound & Vision 3 Broadcasting Funding Scheme. Following a comprehensive assessment process, funding amounting to €5.774m has been allocated to 120 projects. Of this, just over €5.149m has been allocated to 32 TV projects, while 88 radio projects … Continued

Call for tenders: IT support services contracts

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) is currently tendering for two IT support services contracts, one for the provision of IT Support Services and one for the provision of CRM (ServiceNow) support services. A Call for Tenders for each contract has been placed on Etenders.gov.ie and the closing date for submissions is Tuesday 31st October at 12 … Continued

BAI signs Contracts for two Radio Services

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (13.09.17) announced the signing of two ten-year contracts for sound broadcasting services. The services are for the existing Local Broad-Format radio service for Limerick City and County, Limerick’s Live 95FM, and a new community radio service for Kilkenny City and its Environs, Community Radio Kilkenny City. Speaking … 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

Latest Broadcasting Complaint Decisions Published

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (3rd August) published the most recent broadcasting complaints decisions. At its meeting held on 31st May 2017, the Compliance Committee of the BAI considered and rejected 11 complaints. The complaints related to an edition of The Late Late Show broadcast on RTÉ 1 television in January 2017. Details … Continued

Radio Licensing Update: Community Radio Services

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today (2nd August 2017), announced the receipt of the following applications for three community radio services, serving the areas of South West Tipperary, South West Clare and Youghal and its Environs, and one community of interest radio service serving the community of Cork City. The four services were advertised … Continued

Development Awards for New Irish Cine4 Screenplays Announced

TG4, IFB and BAI reveal successful companies in Cine4 Development Scheme and announce call-out for second Cine4 Development Scheme round. TG4, Bord Scannán na hÉireann/The Irish Film Board (BSÉ) and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) are collaborating in the Cine4 Development Scheme, a new joint-funding initiative to support the development and production of feature … Continued

Latest JNLR Figures Released

The latest JNLR/Ipsos MRBI report into radio listening is published today (27.07.17). It covers the 12-month period from July 2016 to June 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 Voluntary Disclosure of Intention to Extend Contract Term: iRadio NW & iRadio NEM

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“the Authority”) has today (6th July, 2017) published a Voluntary Disclosure Notice on its website here advising of the Authority’s intention to extend the term of two commercial sound broadcasting contracts; i) the Regional Music-driven (Youth) radio service for the North West Region and ii) the Regional Music-driven (Youth) radio service … Continued

Latest Broadcasting Complaint Decisions Published

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (29th June) published the most recent broadcasting complaints decisions. At its meeting held on 26th April 2017, the Compliance Committee of the BAI considered and rejected one complaint. The complaint related to a programme broadcast on Galway Bay FM in January 2017. The Executive Complaints Forum considered and rejected … 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

Call for Submissions – New Commercial Radio Services

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today (Tuesday, 20th June 2016) placed advertisements in the national press calling for submissions from parties interested in the provision of new commercial analogue radio services on the FM band.  The BAI is open to suggestions on both the types of services to be provided, and the areas … Continued

Call for Tenders: Research Services – BAI Broadcasting Services Strategy

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland wishes to award a contract for the provision of research services to support the development of a revised Broadcasting Services Strategy (BSS).  The BSS provides the framework for the formulation of licensing plans and associated activities by the Authority.  The revised BSS should support the Authority’s strategic mission to regulate, … 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

Contracts Signed for Community Radio Services

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (Tuesday 23rd May) announced the signing of four community and community of interest sound broadcasting contracts. The services comprise a community radio service for North West Dublin, Phoenix FM; a community of interest service for the students of Limerick City, Wired FM; a community of interest service, … 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

BAI Supports Major Funding Initiative for new Irish language Feature Film Production

TG4, Bord Scannán na hÉireann/The Irish Film Board (BSÉ) and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) have joined in launching the Cine4 Development Scheme, a new joint-funding initiative to support the development and production of feature films in the Irish language. Open to live-action feature-length drama film projects in the Irish language, Cine4 will encourage … Continued

BAI allocates funding of €21k through Community Broadcasting Support Scheme

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (28.04.17) announced details of funding being offered to seven Community and Community of Interest broadcasters under its Community Broadcasting Support Scheme. The Scheme is designed to enable broadcasters to complete reviews that will advance the organisational development of their station.  Total funding of €21,610 is being offered … Continued