License for Providers of Audio and Audio Visual Media Services through Terrestrial Broadcast (Low-power Radio and TV license)

Independent Media Commission

Purpose: The purpose of this procedure is the regulation of audio and audio-visual media service providers through distribution operators in the Republic of Kosovo.

Description: Requests for license for Provider of Audio and Audio Visual Media Services through Distribution Operators are submitted by the entities to the Independent Media Commission. The Commission consists of seven members who decide on license applications. Independent Media Commission, within thirty (30) days after the closing date for applications, decides on basis of competitiveness whether to issue a license to an applicant, as prescribed by the rules. Under exceptional circumstances, may the Independent Media Commission extend the restriction to a maximum of sixty (60) days.

Legal basis

Validity of permit: 7 years

Authority for appeal: Appeals Board

Deadline for appeal: According to Law on Administrative Procedure

Information requested

  • Information on the station;
  • The name of proposed broadcaster (the name to identify the station);
  • Key contacts (name, address, phone number of main contact person of the broadcasting entity);
  • Former or current activities of the candidate in the field of broadcasting or publishing;
  • Persons or organizations associated with the candidate;
  • The difference from other broadcasting;
  • Technical data;

Anticipated time within which must be answered for procedure (days): 30 days

Documents requested

  • Application; (Original)
  • Evidence of being a citizen of the Republic of Kosovo; (Original)
  • Evidence of due fees and taxes paid; (Original)
  • Evidence from the Commercial Court of no existing judicial dispute; (Original)
  • Organizational structure (organigram); (Original)
  • Financial situation; (Original)
  • Business Plan; (Original)
  • Evidence of having staff with superior qualifications; (Verified copy)
Payment typeAmount (in Euro)Method of paymentAccount number
PaymentApplication fee 100 EUR. Payment for obtaining license (Radio =140.00 EUR TV =210.00EUR)Banking transfer 1000-4000-7000-1635

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