New Rules for Regional Broadcasting Licences Proposed

MV+ News Desk | July 10, 2024

The Maldives Broadcasting Commission (MBC) has proposed new regulations for issuing broadcasting licences aimed at establishing regional radio and television stations.

The Commission announced today that it is seeking public feedback on an amendment to broadcasting regulations. These amendments outline the rules governing TV and radio stations in specific islands or cities.

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The proposed regulations stipulate that such stations must be owned by a resident of the respective community and must remain free from political control or influence.

Furthermore, community broadcasting is intended to be non-profit, although broadcasters are permitted to sell advertising slots of no more than three minutes per hour. Priority must be given to advertisements promoting social activities and local businesses offering goods and services within the community.

According to the proposed rules, no single entity will be allowed to hold broadcasting licences for more than one community. Licences will be valid for three years, and broadcasters must commence operations within six months of receiving their licence.

Community broadcasters will be required to provide live-streamed content to the Commission and retain master recordings and on-air logs for a month. Additionally, they must comply with national broadcasting laws and regulations.

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