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

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

Vacancy on the BAI Contract Awards Committee advertised on stateboards.ie

The Public Appointments Service has advertised a vacancy on the Contract Awards Committee of the BAI. The closing date for the submission of expressions of interest, via the stateboards.ie website, is 15:00 on Thursday 7th May 2020. Further information is available via the following link: http://www.stateboards.ie/stateboards/campaignAdvert/116039.htm ENDS

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 HEO Human Resource Management Part-Time Vacancy

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland is seeking applications for an immediate vacancy at Higher Executive Officer (HEO) level.  The position is as follows: One temporary 2 year fixed-term part-time 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 noon on … Continued

More than €1.3m allocated to five projects under latest round of Archiving Scheme 2

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (21.01.19) 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 … Continued

More than €5.9m allocated to 122 projects under Sound & Vision Scheme

Latest funding round sees significant increase in number of programmes with women’s narratives and women in lead creative roles. The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (30.09.19) announced details of the latest funding awards under the Sound & Vision 3 Broadcasting Funding Scheme. Following a comprehensive assessment process, €5.9m has been allocated to 122 radio and … Continued

Commercial Radio Licensing – Fast-track Process Update

The Contract Awards Committee of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (26.09.19) announced its intention to invoke a fast-track licensing process for a sound broadcasting service, in accordance with section 67 (3) of the Broadcasting Act 2009. The fast-track process may be invoked by the Committee when the only expression of interest made … Continued

2019 Radio Licensing Update

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (04.09.19) announced two licensing updates; one for commercial radio and one for community radio. Commercial Radio Licensing – Fast-Track process On the 31st July 2019, the Contract Awards Committee of the BAI announced its intention to invoke the fast-track licensing process for the following sound broadcasting contract: … Continued

BAI calls for representations on its second Irish Language Scheme

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) is calling for representations in relation to the revision of its second Irish Language Scheme. The BAI is seeking submissions from all interested parties in the context of a review of the scheme and the preparation of a new draft scheme in accordance with Section 15 of the Official … Continued

BAI Signs Contract with Dundalk FM

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (27.08.19) announced the signing of a community sound broadcasting contract with Dundalk Media Centre Company Limited By Guarantee t/a Dundalk FM, serving Dundalk and its environs. Speaking at the contract signing, chief executive of the BAI, Michael O’Keeffe, said: “We are very pleased to sign a second … Continued

Commercial Radio Licences: Call for applications – Clarification

The BAI has posted to its website today a revised version of the advertisement published in the national press on 1st August 2019 inviting applications in writing from any person or body interested in securing a sound broadcasting contract for the provision of the following sound broadcasting service on the FM band: A music-based sound … Continued

BAI seeks applications under Archiving Scheme 2

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (04.07.19) issued a call for applications under Archiving Scheme 2, a BAI Broadcasting Funding Scheme initiative.  Some €2.8m is available under this support scheme, which is funded through the television licence fee to encourage and promote the development of an archiving culture in the Irish broadcasting sector, contributing … Continued

BAI Renews Contract for Claremorris Community Radio

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today Thursday 27th June 2019 announced the signing of a community sound broadcasting contract with Claremorris Community Radio, serving Claremorris town and its environs. Speaking at the contract signing, Chief Executive of the BAI, Michael O’Keeffe, said: “We are very pleased to sign a new ten-year contract with … Continued

BAI publishes submission on regulation of harmful online content / implementation of new Audiovisual Media Services Directive

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has, today (24.06.19) proposed the introduction of new statutory regulation for online videos and harmful online content. The BAI’s vision for the future of media regulation in Ireland is explored in its submission to the Government’s Public Consultation on the Regulation of Harmful Content and the Implementation of the … Continued

BAI publishes new policy on media plurality and revised Ownership and Control Policy

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has, today (18.06.19), published a new policy on Media Plurality and a revised Ownership and Control Policy. The publication of the documents follows a public consultation process, launched in December 2018, during which stakeholders and members of the public were invited to make submissions to the BAI on the … Continued

Over €259k/£230k in Development funding for Canadian/Irish Co-Productions announced at the Celtic Media Festival

Aviemore (Scotland), June 5, 2019 – The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, the Canada Media Fund (CMF) and Northern Ireland Screen today announced details of the 2019 Rounds of their Co-development funding schemes.  The announcement was made at the Celtic Media Festival in Aviemore, Scotland, where Canada is guest country at a gathering of media industry … Continued

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

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (29th 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 … Continued

BAI HEO (AVMSD/Brexit) Vacancy: Temporary 2 year fixed-term contract

Note: Applications for this position are now closed. The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland is seeking applications for an immediate vacancy at Higher Executive Officer (HEO) level for a temporary 2 year fixed-term contract. Details of the position including the skills and experience required can be found here. Any interested party should submit an application by e-mail to reception@bai.ie by 12 … Continued

Latest JNLR Figures Released

The latest JNLR/Ipsos MRBI report into radio listening is published today (02.05.19). It covers the 12-month period from April 2018 to March 2019. 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 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