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Call for applications for local radio station licenses
November 28, 2011
Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) on 27 November 2011 called for applications
for free to air local commercial radio broadcasting service licenses
and content distribution broadcasting services in terms of Section
10 of the Broadcasting
Services Act [Chapter 12:06].
to air broadcasting service" means any broadcasting service
transmitted otherwise than by means of an encoded signal.
Commercial radio broadcasting service" means an audio-broadcasting
service operated for profit or as part of a profit making enterprise
and is provided in a particular area.
The two fall
under the free- to -air local commercial radio broadcasting service
the advert placed in The Sunday Mail of November 27- December 3,
2011, the local free-to-air licenses will each be allocated to Harare,
Bulawayo, Mutare, Gweru, Masvingo, Chinhoyi, Bindura, Gwanda, Marondera,
Lupane, Plumtree, Kariba, Victoria Falls and Beitbridge have all
been allocated one license each.
application fee for a "free- to- air local commercial"
is US$2 500 and for a radio broadcasting service license the cost
is US$7 500.
The basic license
fee is US$50 000 plus 1% of annual gross turnover or deemed turnover.
The Broadcasting Fund -0.5% of the audited gross annual turnover
or deemed payable annually. The frequency fee is US$30 per frequency
per month. The license is valid for 10 years.
"Content Distribution Service" applies to service provided
by a content distributor comprising content aggregated within or
outside Zimbabwe that is made available in Zimbabwe with or without
payment of a subscription fee and the reception is through satellite
Distribution Service application fee is US$2 500. The basic license
fee is US$100 000 per annum plus 3% monthly subscription turnover
or deemed turnover monthly. The Broadcasting Fund - 0.5% of the
audited gross annual turnover or deemed payable annually. The license
will be due for a period of 10years.
for submission of applications for both types of licenses is 31
the MISA-Zimbabwe fact
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