A strategy for Irish broadcasting

February 19th, 2011 | by Andrew Ó Baoill |

The BAI has released its , covering the 2011/13 period. Good to see both “ensuring diversity” (in services and content) and “ensuring plurality” among the eight core goals identified, though the community radio sector failed in its efforts to have the three separate strands/sectors reflected at mission statement level (that recognition comes as one of two goals within the broader plurality goal). Worth noting that the commitment to prevent undue concentration in ownership is qualified by a desire to ensure “economic viability” of broadcasting – this argument is, of course, frequently put forward to justify pushing the ownership concentration envelope: “we’re doing it because we care.”

The BAI, of course, replaced the BCI (formerly the IRTC) and BCC in 2009.

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