Radio Projects To Benefit From €8.6m Investment

It comes as part of the latest rounds of the Sound and Vision scheme.

Radio and TV projects will benefit from a new investment of €8.6 million.

The funding comes from Coimisiún na Meán under the latest rounds of the Sound and Vision initiative, which supports the production of high-quality Irish and English language programming, based on Irish culture, heritage, and experience for broadcast on national, local and community TV and radio services.  

Media Development Commissioner, Rónán Ó Domhnaill says the scheme remains a vital funding source for broadcasters and independent producers:

"Sound & Vision funding boosts Ireland’s creative sector, bringing to life television, radio and film content in both the Irish and English languages. 

I would like to thank Minister Catherine Martin for her continued support of the Scheme and all those applicants who submitted proposals, and we look forward to seeing the programmes hit our screens and airwaves. 

This latest allocation of €8.6 million will enable independent producers and broadcasters to create engaging and thought-provoking content that resonates with audiences across Ireland. 

The programming produced will celebrate our cultural and linguistic heritage, amplify voices from marginalised communities, and explore under-represented perspectives."

Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD, is welcoming the announcement by Coimisiún na Meán of the award of €8.6 million to broadcasters and independent producers under rounds 51 and 52 of the Broadcasting Fund Sound and Vision Scheme. 

She says the awards announced today will not only continue the support for the independent production sector, but will also provide more high quality public service content for Irish audiences:

"The focus on content around equality, inclusion and new Irish communities, is of particular importance right now. I also welcome the support being granted to our community broadcasters. The training and development opportunities provided by this funding will enable them to continue their valuable contributions to local communities and the media sector as a whole.

Round 51 of Sound and Vision focused on programming about gender equality, diversity and inclusion of new Irish communities and voices, and the level of allocations was enabled, in part, by additional exchequer funding secured by Minister Martin. Round 52 was a dedicated social benefit round for Community Broadcasters focused on providing programming and training and development opportunities.

Supporting our independent producers is vital and this is why I continue to make increased funding available to the Sound and Vision scheme. The next round of the scheme, which will seek to support content targeted at or co-created by children and young people, is now open for applications and I would encourage all eligible producers to apply."

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