You will require one or more of these licences if you intend to provide commercial radio and / or television broadcasting services, including broadcasting via land, satellite, digital or cable.
Commercial broadcasting services:
- Provide programs that are intended to appeal to the general public (for example entertainment, sports, news, etc);
- Provide programs that can be received using commonly available equipment (for example televisions and radios);
- Are free to the general public; and
- Are usually funded by advertising revenue and are operated for profit or as part of a profit-making enterprise.
Please note that an international broadcasting service licence requires special permission. Other transitional conditions may apply, including content of the service and the carriage of the signal.
Regional commercial radio broadcasting operations must broadcast a specific amount of content that is considered material of local significance. The amount of time that must be spent broadcasting material of local significance depends on the location of the radio broadcast.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.