TV license In Kenya

If you own a TV set, you must have a valid, paid-up television licence at all times. You can apply for a TV licence at your nearest Post Office or at a retailer authorised to issue new TV licences. When you take out a TV licence for the first time, you must pay the full annual fee.

In accordance with provisions in the Act, license structure for broadcasting services in Kenya is categorized into the following services: –

  • Free to air radio.
  • Free to air television.
  • Subscription radio.
  • Subscription television.
  • Subscription management.
  • Signal distribution.
  • Any other class of license as may be determined in accordance with the regulations.

Licensing procedures for broadcasting can be downloaded at:

Licensing Fees

Fees for broadcasting services in Kenya are charged according to the license category and the location of service delivery.

How much does it cost to start a TV channel in Kenya?

How much does it cost to start a TV channel in Kenya is an average of at least Ksh.800,000 to cater for basic expenses for a show production that has several episodes. That also answers the question on How much investment needed to start a TV channel.

How do I register a TV in Kenya?

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  1. Application form for broadcasting licence (x 2) 1 3.
  2. Certificate of incorporation (x 2) 1 3.
  3. List of shareholders and directors- CR 12 (x 2) 1 3.
  4. Payment instruction form.
  5. Offer acceptance letter.
  6. Programming schedule.