Independent radio calls for more funding

IBI representatives pointed to a 40 percent decline in advertising revenue in the commercial radio sector since 2008.

20th February, 2013
IBI representatives pointed to a 40 percent decline in advertising revenue within the commercial radio sector since 2008.

The Independent Broadcasters of Ireland group has called for greater balance in how public funding for broadcasting nationally is allocated.

They say radio should benefit from the household broadcasting charge that's due to replace the present TV licence.

Speaking today to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications, IBI representatives pointed to a 40 percent decline in advertising revenue in the commercial radio sector since 2008.

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