Lots happens in the radio industry each week so here’s a summary of the week we just enjoyed.
Here’s what happened
RTE and the IBI announced a new partnership this week with the creation of Radiocentre ireland. Radiocentre will aim to promote radio advertising to attempt to grow revenue within the industry. We spoke to the Chair of the Radiocentre board John Purcell and he told us all the details.
The budget took place this week but honestly there’s not a whole lot in it from a radio point of view. There are a few interesting bits related to broadcasting in general though so here’s what we got.
- TG4 got a boost of €4.2 million. Worth noting that this amount was rounded to 4 million for the main budget speech but it’s actually 4.2 million.
- €5.5 million is being spent to establish the new Media Commission. The Media Commission will replace the BAI and will also be responsible for regulating online services such as Netflix and YouTube.
- Funding for Screen Ireland is being increased by €6.7 million. This brings total funding to 36.7 million. While screen ireland primarily fund film projects they also fund TV Dramas.
And that’s basically that. It will Be really interesting to see how this Media Commission stuff goes.
Finally this week, Juice Cork returned to the airwaves. The station will broadcast from CSN College every Thursday on 88.7 FM In Cork and you can also listen through the radio Land Listen Page. Best of luck to all the new students taking to the airwaves.
There’s been a major Leak in regards to the findings of the future of media commission. I won’t have time to fully fact check everything now so expect an update next week.