Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI)
The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) was established in October 2009 as the single content regulator of broadcasting in Ireland. The BAI assumes the roles previously held by the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland (BCI) and the Broadcasting Complaints Commission (BCC) and takes on a range of new functions primarily relating to the oversight of public service broadcasters.
The functions of the BAI include; the licensing of radio and television services on a variety of transmission platforms; the licensing of digital multiplex operators; the development of codes and rules in relation to programming and advertising standards; the monitoring of services to ensure that broadcasters comply with their statutory obligations and contract terms; the consideration of complaints. The BAI is also responsible for the operation of Broadcasting Funding Schemes which are financed by 7% of the net receipts of the television license fee.
For further information see www.bai.ie