A commercial broadcasting service licence is issued to a broadcasting service operating for profit or as part of a profit entity. The South African Broadcasting Corporation is the only licensed public broadcaster in South Africa.
- Any person intending to offer a commercial broadcasting service must hold a commercial sound broadcasting licence.
- Any person intending to offer a commercial broadcasting service must comply with the schedules as prescribed by the Invitation to Apply (ITA) for a commercial sound broadcasting licence, which is legally published in the Government Gazette. The schedules normally consist of six sections, namely:
- General terms and conditions: process to be followed
- Corporate status: legal status of applicant
- Programming: local content quotas; language; aired programmes
- Demand and need for the proposed service
- Technical requirements.
The application form and the proposed geographical areas form part of the specific invitation to apply published in the Government Gazette.
- Complete the application form in print, using capital letters.
- Submit the original and 16 certified copies of the application form and a non-refundable application fee to the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa.
- Incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant and no responsibility for any inconvenience will be accepted.
Licensing may take six to twelve months.
- R30 000 non-refundable application fee.
- Non-refundable fee of R2 500 upon issuing of the licence.
The application form will be part of the schedules that will be published in the Government Gazette .
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