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Radio and Television Broadcasting Licensing

a).    Download a standard application form which attracts a fee of K15,000 upon submission.

Download Application form here

b).    Submit the following documents for perusal by the Licensing Committee;

•    A project proposal.
•    A certificate of registration or incorporation if applicable.
•    A map of coverage area
•    A list of fixed and movable assets and their cost.
•    A memorandum of Understanding if applicable.
•    A letter confirming whether you will be using your own buildings or renting buildings for your radio or television studios.
•    A certificate from Civil Aviation allowing you to put up a mast.
•    A bank statement proving you have not less than K60 million in your account.
•    Advertise in two most widely read newspapers that you are applying to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services to establish a radio or television broadcasting station and name the town where the station will be located. Afterwards attach two cuttings of your adverts to the application form.

c).    Fees
•    Application fee K300,000.
•    Construction Permit K750,000.
•    Radio Broadcasting License K2 million
•    Free-to-Air television or Subscription Television Service K3 million Provider License.

d).    License categories;
•    Commercial Radio Stations
•    Commercial Television Stations
•    Community Radio Stations
•    Religious Radio Stations

Every Zambian has a right to participate in this industry and provide employment to fellow citizens through commercial broadcasting.

Community broadcasting is restricted to given geographical areas to ensure that stations cater for the interest of any given community.

The programming should be in accordance with the type of license.

Foreign investors are required to partner with Zambians on the basis of 75 / 25 percent shareholding with the Zambian partner(s) holding majority shares.