How to obtain a radio/TV license in Nigeria

How to obtain a radio/TV license in Nigeria

October 14, 2019

A Broadcast License is a type of spectrum license granting a licensee permission to use a portion of the radio/TV spectrum frequency in a given geographical area for broadcasting purposes. The following are the steps required to obtain a broadcast license in Nigeria:

  1. Application letter addressed to the National Broadcasting Commission of Nigeria seeking approval to purchase a set of application forms, indicating the kind of service (Radio, TV, MMDS, etc) and location(s) intended.
  2. Upon being granted approval to obtain the Application Forms. The company would fill out the application form and return it alongside a comprehensive feasibility study of the business and a business plan for the proposed station. This will be submitted to the Director General of the National broadcasting Commission of Nigeria.
  3. After the application has been processed by the commission, it will then be recommended to the Board of the Commission through the Minister of Information and Communications, and then to the President.
  4. On approval, the successful applicant is expected to pay the prescribed license fee and sign a license agreement with the secretary to the National Broadcasting commission of Nigeria (NBC) before being allocated an appropriate frequency.

NB: A prospective applicant must have a limited liability company registered, with the Corporate Affairs Commission. The memorandum and Articles must include broadcasting.

 

 

 

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