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License for Establishing and Operating Private Radio and TV Facilities

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Overview

  1. Setting up a general framework for media policies which the establishment should abide by to meet the community’s basic needs and components.
  2. Approving licenses for radio and TV facilities, for providing Radio or TV services after ensuring that the application meets the prescribed requirements.
  3. Following up the commitment of the establishment to the license contents.

License for Establishing and Operating Private Radio and TV Facilities

Who can request this service

Omani Nationals

Steps to follow to request the service

When it ensures meeting the required conditions of providing radio or TV services, the establishment submits an application to the committee for getting a license. The documents determined by the committee should also be attached and the following should be clarified:
  1. Nature of the radio/ TV service, location of transmission, areas covered, type of transmission whether by radio, satellite, networks or other types of transmission.
  2. Targeted audience and types and domains of programs.
  3. Transmission durations, beginning and signing off timings, and expected adjustments.
  4. Acknowledgment of the establishment that it will implement the committee’s directives for meeting the community’s needs and consolidating its aspects.
The following conditions should be available to get the license of establishing, managing, or operating the facilities:
  1. Manpower and work requirements such as supplies, equipment, and studios.
  2. The channels, bands in accordance with the international treaties and the Law of Regulating Telecommunications.
  3. Technical specifications of the transmission apparatus, bands and bandwidth according to the Law of Regulating Telecommunications.
  4. Financial capacity of the applicant.
  5. Acknowledgment of the establishment to employ as many Omani nationals as possible within technical and administrative employments.

What documents are needed to process

  • Name and address of the establishment.
  • Names of the founders, their addresses, copies of their ID cards or passports, and two photos for each.
  • Number of the shares and value of each.
  • Statement of the capital and its constituents.
  • Names and addresses of the BOD.
  • ROP clearance certificates for the founders.
  • A copy of the lease contract or the deeds of the property where the business is established.
  • A brief tentative study on the establishment.
  • Define the quality of the establishment and the broadcast language.
  • A certificate from the concerned authority certifying availability of the router, band, or the channel according to the international conventions and the Law of Regulating Telecommunications.
  • Proof of financial capacities of the founders and the establishment ability to finance at least the first year full expenses.
  • Any other documentations required by the committee.

How the service is processed

The license will be issued Four months from the date of the application. The applicant will be notified by mail of phone.

How long will it take

10 renewable years

Forms related to this service

Fee to be paid

Description Fee to be paid Places of Payment
TV establishment, public or specialized service covering all Oman 80,000/00 Committee secretariat, Ministry of Information
TV establishment, public or specialized service covering some areas in Oman 60,000/00 Committee secretariat, Ministry of Information
TV establishment, public or specialized encrypted service for private subscribers 120,000/00 Committee secretariat, Ministry of Information
TV establishment, public or specialized service of satellite transmission beyond Omani boarders. 120,000/00 Committee secretariat, Ministry of Information
TV establishment, public or specialized service that is relayed and rebroadcasted within the Omani internal or regional boarders from another external stations as it is or after amendments. 100,000/00 Committee secretariat, Ministry of Information
Radio establishment, public or specialized service covering all Oman 40,000/00 Committee secretariat, Ministry of Information
Radio establishment, public or specialized service covering some areas in Oman. 30,000/00 Committee secretariat, Ministry of Information
Radio establishment, public or specialized encrypted service for private subscribers 60,000/00 Committee secretariat, Ministry of Information
Radio establishment, public or specialized service of satellite transmission beyond Omani boarders. 60,000/00 Committee secretariat, Ministry of Information
Radio establishment, public or specialized service that is relayed and rebroadcasted within the Omani internal or regional boarders from another external stations as it is or after amendments. 50,000/00 Committee secretariat, Ministry of Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Q A
  1. Is it possible to have a foreign partner?
No, it is not.
  1. Is the radio/ TV service available in more than one language?
The service is currently available in Arabic and English only

Service Provider

Ministry of Information

Office of Undersecretary

For Help

  1. Tel
    ‎+968 24 69 63 53
  1. Fax
    ‎+968 24 69 23 45

Service Locations


Operating Hours
Secretary, Committee of Private Radio and TV Establishments
Saturday – Wednesday
07:30-14:30