Three Conamara Gaeltacht audiovisual companies receive over €900,000 in funding

20 December, 2012

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Údarás na Gaeltachta has congratulated three of its Connemara-based client companies, Meangadh Fíbín Teo (Indreabhán), Magamedia Teo (Na Forbacha) and Sónta Teo (Cill Chiaráin), after being granted over €900,000 in funding by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland from Sound & Vision II, the Broadcasting Funding Scheme.

Under the Broadcasting Funding Scheme:

  • Meangadh Fíbín Teo was granted €550,000 for ‘Saol faoi Shráid’, an Irish language children’s drama series with puppetry;
  • Magamedia Teo was granted €300,000 for ‘Ceolchuairt – Scaipeann an Dúchas’, an Irish language entertainment series;
  • Sónta Teo was granted €56,000 for ‘The Godfather’, a bilingual documentary.

All three productions will be aired on TG4 in the future.

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland awarded grants totaling €4.477 million to 19 TV projects and 84 Radio projects. €1.3 million of the total budget was allocated to 12 Irish Language or bilingual projects. In total, €906,000 was granted to the three Gaeltacht companies, which equals 20.2% of the overall budget and 69.7% of the Irish Language / Bilingual allocation.