Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe has offered licences to 6 TV stations, 10 Community radio stations and 19 campus radio stations, The Chronicle reports.
The development was communicated by BAZ’s CEO Mr Obert Muganyura who gave a guideline of the license fees:
For television applications, the application fee is pegged at $42 500, public inquiries cost $127 500 while the annual licence fee is levied at $306 000.
He said applicants for community radio stations will pay a $8 500 application fee and if successful will be required to pay $17 000 per annum in licence fees.
Matabeleland will get 7 out of 10 community radio stations because of the region’s almost none existant access to local radio stations. Television and community radio stations were given March 20 as a deadline to submit their applications.
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