Under-fire funding scheme could be transformed

The broadcasting watchdog got a serious rap on the knuckles last week when the C&AG's 2011 report doled out hefty criticism of the Sound and Vision scheme.

29th September, 2012
'These days, money is so tight in the world of media and production that a multimillion-euro pot of cash is on everyone's radar.'

The broadcasting watchdog got a serious rap on the knuckles last week when the Comptroller and Auditor General's (C&AG) 2011 report doled out hefty criticism of the Sound and Vision scheme.

The fund comprises a chunk of the licence fee which is open to all programme makers and is administered by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI). At the moment, around €15 million is sliced off the licence fee and given to independent programmes...

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