The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has begun a consultation on its latest draft plan for distributing public funding to radio and TV projects.
The BAI says it hopes to introduce Sound & Vision III in January 2015. It will replace the existing Sound & Vision II scheme, which uses some of the 7% of funding from the TV licence fee shared between programme makers creating public service content.
Michael O’Keeffe, Chief Executive of the BAI, said: “The operation of the Broadcasting Fund has been a significant function of the BAI since the initial launch of Sound & Vision in 2005. Access to the funding available under the previous Sound & Vision schemes by broadcasters and independent producers has enhanced significantly the diversity and quality of programme material available to Irish audiences. Following the statutory review of Sound & Vision II, the BAI is keen to build on the success of the previous schemes and to consider the views of broadcasters, programme makers and others before finalising the terms of the new scheme.”
More about the consultation can be found at www.baifuture.ie and feedback needs to be sent by 12noon on Wednesday 8th January 2014.