Under the Broadcasting Act 1993, a broadcasting licence is required to provide programme
services from places within the Isle of Man. A Wireless Telegraphy Act licence is also
normally required and this is obtained from Ofcom in the UK.
The Commission can grant Broadcasting Act (of Tynwald) licences to provide programme
services in a manner which it considers best ensures that high quality and varied
programming is available on-Island. When determining whether to grant a licence, the
Commission must consider certain criteria. These include the ability for an applicant to
sustain the service, the extent to which the proposed service meets the demand of Island
residents or whether this demand can be met by other means and whether the proposed
service would affect the ability of any existing services to operate.
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