Ministerial Consent for new public service broadcast channels and services
Section 103 of the Broadcasting Act 2009 provides the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources with responsibility to consider requests by RTÉ or TG4 for new channels and services and to make a determination on whether to consent to these channels. This section also sets out the procedure to be followed by the Minister in considering whether to consent to any proposed new services or channels and sets out the criteria for measuring the public value of these services or channels.
The Broadcasting Act 2009 can be accessed below:
The Broadcasting Act, 2009
Public Value Decisions and associated Documents
Consultation Doc and other docs associated with the Ministers Analysis and consideration of new RTE Service and Channel Proposals, February 2011 are available below.
New RTÉ Services (Channels) Proposal Consultation Document
Consultation on new RTÉ service proposals - Public submissions document
RTÉ Response on Public Value Test
Sectoral Impact Assessment and Public Value Review
RTÉ response - Summary of Public Value & Further Information
An Assessment of the Sectoral Impact of RTÉ's Proposed Channels and Services
Guidance on the Public Value of RTÉ's Proposed Services