The BAI has launched the second phase of a scheme that aims to promote the archiving of Irish broadcasting.

Archiving Scheme 2 is a support scheme, funded through the television licence fee, to encourage and promote the development of an archiving culture in the Irish broadcasting sector as a whole, contributing to the safeguarding of Irish heritage.

The first scheme ran from May 2012 and resulted in the awarding of over €5m to 14 applicants, including RTÉ for archiving of news film and the Irish Film Institute to restore a collection of TV adverts.

The first round of the new scheme opens in July.