BAI tv and Radio Funding Announced

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has given the go ahead for funding on 74 projects from their Sound and Vision Fund. A total of €4.42million from the licence fee has been provided to Independent Producers across Ireland. The fund is worth 7% of the Licence Fee.

This is the 13th round of the scheme, and for the first time accepted applications from both TV and Radio. The BAI received a total of 163 applications, of which 74 were successful.

An average of €59,730 was provided to the 74 projects. 50 TV and 24 Radio projects were approved for funding. 51 programmes will be broadcast on a range of broadcasters from Commercial Broadcasters to Community Broadcasters. The remaining 23 projects will be broadcast on Public Service Broadcasters (RTÉ, BBC and TG4).

The aim of the Sound And Vision fund is to explore the themes of Irish culture, heritage and experiences.

Commercial TV Channels receive a total of €1.19million, Community TV channels received a total of €116,000, Public TV channels received a total of €2.5million. Radio funding was divided between Commercial Radio with a total of €173,778, Community Radio €152,710 and Public Radio €65,950.

Speaking about the announcement, Michael O’Keeffe, Chief Executive of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland said “The BAI is pleased to see such a diverse range of programmes, in terms of genre and formats, being offered funding by the Scheme. In this round the BAI accepted applications for both TV and Radio projects and this has worked well. The Authority considered the recommendations arising from the assessment process and ratified the allocation of extra funding over and above that planned in order to facilitate the production of these high quality projects in a timely manner”.

The next closing date for the receipt of applications to the fund is 13th April 2012 at 12 noon. This round is open to both TV and Radio applications.

Below a list of the productions announced for this round of funding: -

Commercial Television

Athena Media BeyondLimits Setanta Documentary
Loosehorse Blue Grit Setanta Documentary
Midas Productions Home from Home Setanta Documentary
Sportsvision Mick Kinane "It's written in the Stars" Setanta Documentary
Motive Television Edge of Town TV3 Documentary
Tyrone Tailors Hill TV3 Drama


Public Television

Subotica Gold BBC 2 Drama
Big Mountain Productions Craft Master 2 RTÉ 1 Entertainment
Magamedia Teo Guth na nGael RTÉ 1 Entertainment
Samson Films Run and Jump RTÉ 1 Drama
Planet Korda Pictures See You At The Pictures RTÉ 1 Documentary
RTÉ The Radharc Squad RTÉ 1 Documentary
Blinder Films Limited An Irish State of Mind TG4 Documentary
Abú Media Teo Croi An Cheantair TG4 Documentary
Midas Productions Croí Trodach - A Fighting Heart TG4 Documentary
Sónta GAA USA TG4 Documentary
Square One Productions Míolta Móra na hEireann TG4 Documentary
Esras Films Limited Pobal Ag Guí TG4 Documentary
Dearg Films Reabhloidithe Hollywood TG4 Documentary
Independent Pictures Tommy Bowe RTÉ 1 Documentary


Community Television

Frameworks 1, 2, 3 O'Leary CCTV Documentary
NEAR 90fm/Near TV Culture Night TV DCTV Entertainment
DCTV Summer in the Mun DCTV Entertainment


Commercial Radio

Ciaran Ryan The Limerick Soviet Limerick's Live 95FM Documentary
Ciaran Ryan The Right Cut Limerick's Live 95FM Documentary
Brian Gallagher The Sinking of The Plassy Limerick's Live 95FM Documentary
Colm Corrigan Sunk by a Sub - the Sheralga story LMFM Documentary
Midlands 103 Talk about gay! Midlands 103 Documentary
Athena Media Grassroots Newstalk 106-108FM Documentary
Caroline Dalton Radharc Luimní san Fichiú hAois Newstalk 106-108FM Documentary
Ocean FM Jersey Pride Ocean FM Documentary
Ocean FM The Adventures of the Wet Sonor Ocean FM Drama
Cleo Murphy Cable Stations Radio Kerry Documentary
Cleo Murphy Life and Work of James Scanlon Radio Kerry Documentary
Shannonside 104FM The TY Experience Shannonside 104FM Education
Jason Murphy re: Generation Spin South West Documentary
Ciaran Ryan Sounds of the Summer Spin South West Documentary
Tom Hurley Beyond the Berg - Tipperary's Titanic Survivors Tipp FM Documentary
Tom Hurley Turnhalle Barracks - German POWs in Templemore Tipp FM Documentary
WLR FM Waterford Kids say the Darndest Things WLR FM Entertainment
Orla Rapple What We're Famous For Beat FM History
Athena Media Winning Women: Going for Gold London 2012 Newstalk Documentary


Public Radio

Ciaran Ryan Independent's Days RTÉ 2 XM Documentary
Ciaran Ryan Music in Print RTÉ 2 XM Documentary
Rockfinch Limited A Tale of Two Siblings RTÉ Lyric FM Documentary
Athena Media Citizens: Lockout 1913 RTÉ Radio 1 Documentary
Clockwork Communications The Law Makers RTÉ Radio 1 Documentary
Colin Murphy They Toasted Freedom RTÉ Radio 1 Documentary
RTÉ Undue Alarm RTÉ Radio 1 Documentary
Pearlman Media What's The Story RTÉ Jr Children's


Community Radio

Athlone Community Radio Just Bearable Athlone Community Radio Documentary
Athlone Community Radio Teens Looking Forward Athlone Community Radio Documentary
Athlone Community Radio The Poets Corner Athlone Community Radio Entertainment
Claremorris Community Radio Soundcrafts Claremorris Community Radio Documentary
Community Radio Youghal Merricks Community Radio Youghal Documentary
Community Radio Youghal The Pattern of St. Declan Community Radio Youghal Documentary
Liam Geraghty A Night At The Hutch Dublin City FM Documentary
Karishmeh Felfeli From Clonmel to Calcutta Dublin City FM Documentary
Camille Donegan t/a Alive-O Productions Moore than a garden Dublin South FM Drama
Camille Donegan t/a Alive-O Productions The Silver Branch Dublin South FM Drama
Inishowen Community Radio Bog Stories: A Bog History of Inishowen Inishowen Community Radio Documentary
NEAR 90fm/Near TV CRC Talks 3 NEAR 90fm Entertainment
NEAR 90fm/Near TV Return to the Pine Trees NEAR 90fm Entertainment
NEAR 90fm/Near TV Story? NEAR 90fm Entertainment
Shane Egan Glóranna Scoile / School Voices Tipperary Mid West Community Radio Documentary
Tipperary Mid West Community Radio Tipperary Up and At It – a Radio Dramatisation of Tipperary in the 19th Century Tipperary Mid West Community Radio Documentary
Life FM Eco Kids Club Life FM Education
Life FM Fort Camden Life FM Documentary
Life FM Meitheal Mara - At The heart of Cork Harbour Life FM Documentary
Life FM The most iconic figure in ballet in Ireland Life FM Documentary
Life FM Titanic 100- Cobh Remembers Life FM Documentary