Subscription Television Broadcasting Service Licence - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this licence if you are the operator of a subscription based television broadcasting service. These services are defined as services that:

  • Provide programs that, when considered in the context of the service being provided appear to be intended to appeal to the general public;
  • Are made available to the general public but only on payment of subscription fees (whether periodical or otherwise); and
  • Comply with any determinations or clarifications under current legislation in relation to subscription broadcasting services.

Subscription television can be provided using any delivery system, for example digital, satellite, cable, MDS (microwave or multi-point distribution system) or other means.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • Be a company formed in Australia or in an external Territory and which has share capital; and
  • Satisfy the Agency that your entity is a suitable applicant and does not pose a risk of committing an offence under the Act, civil penalties or licence breaches.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

Ongoing.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Fees vary depending on individual circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for fee information.

Administering agency

Department of Communications and the Arts
Australian Communications and Media Authority
Communications Infrastructure

Act(s) name

Broadcasting Services Act 1992 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Enquiries, Licensing
Department of Communications and the Arts
Australian Communications and Media Authority
Communications Infrastructure


Mailing address:
PO Box 78
Belconnen
Australian Capital Territory 2616

Phone:

1300850115

Phone:

02 62195555

Fax:

02 62195353
licensing@acma.gov.au

Supporting information

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