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Tanzania Communication Regulatory Authority -TCRA

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Broadcasting is the distribution of audio and video content to a dispersed audience via any audio or visual mass communications medium, but usually using electromagnetic radiation (radio waves). Therefore, Broadcast License is a type of spectrum license granting the licensee permission to use a portion of the Radio/TV frequency spectrum in a given geographical area for broadcasting purposes.

Requirements and conditions:

  • A company should have at least 51% of share-holding owned by a citizen.
  • No person shall transmit, receive or operate without Broadcasting Service License.
  • The Commission shall check the benefits of one holder above another.


  • Apply to the Commission.
  • Attach proposals, policy, nature and program schedule (Daily Timetable)
  • Submit the application to the Commission.
  • Pay the prescribed fee to the Commission (Nonrefundable).
  • Network plan and the training program involving local staff.
  • Evidence of financial capacity to conduct a broadcasting service.
  • Provide Information as the Commission may deem necessary.
  • The Commission shall publish a notice in the Gazette/newspaper in Tanzania in
    respect for the issue of license.
  • Within 14 days of publication of a notice any person will be allowed to oppose
    the grant of license. 
  • Notice of the decision will be published in the Gazette and in any newspaper.
  • When the Commission decides to grant an application for a license it will attach conditions to the license.


Source: Government Portal Content Team, Last Reviewed on: 19-11-2015
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