Irish Film Industry: BAI rule change for production company funding

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has over €14 million to fund independent TV and radio productions, writes Emma Carson.

9th February, 2014
Ciaran Kissane, head of contract awards at the BAI.

Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) is a regulatory body, but has an important part to play in creating indigenous audio-visual content - 7 per cent of the TV licence fee (€14.3 million in 2013) goes to the BAI to be disbursed.

''Part of the BAI's role is ensuring quality content for Irish audiences, said Ciaran Kissane, head of contract awards at the BAI. ''So being involved in the development of content is within our remit.

The regulator's...

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