BAI looks to establish digital radio policy

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland is wanting to award a contract for the provision of research services to support the development of a revised Broadcasting Services Strategy (BSS).

The new strategy will include assessment of the current structures and future trends of the broadcasting market, audience needs and preferences, the future structure and needs of the independent broadcasting sector and the future needs for broadcast regulation, including exploring options for establishing a policy on digital radio and progressing Digital Terrestrial Television.

The BSS provides the framework for the formulation of licensing plans and associated activities by the Authority. The revised BSS would support the Authority’s strategic mission to regulate, foster and support broadcasting; promote a plurality of voices, outlets and sources in Irish media; and foster diverse and culturally relevant quality content for Irish audiences.

BAI says a comprehensive review of the broadcasting sector in Ireland should provide the critical information needed by the Authority for the development of the BSS.

A Call for Tenders has been placed on and the closing date for Submissions is 25th July 2017 at 12 noon.

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