Monday, 30 March 2015

Roscommon producer receives funding from BAI

A Roscommon-based producer has been awarded funding from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI), to make a radio documentary.

The funding has been granted as part of the BAI Sound & Vision Funding Scheme, which was established to provide funding in support of high quality programmes on Irish culture, heritage and experience, and programmes to improve adult literacy.

The Broadcasting Act, 2009 also extended the scheme to offer funding towards programmes dealing with the themes of media literacy and global affairs and increased the percentage level of funding for the Scheme via the television licence fee to 7%.

John Scally has received €4,000 to make a documentary about the life, death and legacy of Roscommon’s most iconic figure, Dermot Earley, who was famously one of the greatest footballers never to win an All-Ireland medal. Fittingly, ‘The Earley Years’ will be broadcast on local Roscommon radio station, Shannonside. Speaking about the Sound and Vision Funding Scheme, Chief Executive of the BAI, Michael O’Keefe said:

“Investing in home-grown productions is central to the BAI’s programme and I am delighted to be able to make this fund available to independent radio producers like John Scally, as part of our commitment to producing high quality broadcast material.

The next closing date for the receipt of applications to the Scheme is 13th July at 12 noon. For application guidelines and further information please visit

The BAI expects that funding decisions arising from the most recent round of the Scheme (Round 14) will be announced in late July and early August.

Issue dated: 22 June 2012
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