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Broadcasting class licences

You can provide some broadcasting services under a class licence. You don't need to apply for a class licence or pay any fees.

Class licences for broadcasting

A broadcasting class licence lets you provide certain broadcasting services.

Class licences authorise the delivery of these services:

  • subscription radio broadcasting services
  • subscription radio narrowcasting services
  • subscription television narrowcasting services
  • open narrowcasting radio services
  • open narrowcasting television services

Subscription radio broadcasting services

You can broadcast radio programs that have wide appeal to the public. Broadcasters provide them to people who:

  • subscribe 
  • pay a fee per program 

Subscription narrowcasting services for TV and radio

You can broadcast more limited services that may be:

  • for special interest groups 
  • in places such as a business or stadium
  • for a short period or special event 

Broadcasters provide them to people who:

  • subscribe 
  • pay a fee per program 

Open narrowcasting services for TV and radio 

These are similar to subscription narrowcasting services.

Open narrowcasting services are free to anyone with the right reception equipment.

Licence rules

You don't need to apply for a class licence or pay any fees.

But you must follow all the rules in the:

You must also have the capacity to deliver the service. 

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