CCK Increases Broadcasting Frequencies Fees


CCK has announced that radio and TV broadcasters with more than one frequency per broadcast spot or site will from next month pay higher fees for the spectrum for the same.

Through the new pricing, CCK hopes to bridge the existing gaps in the distribution and use of broadcasting spectrum in the country. CCK also hopes to ensure fair distribution of broadcasting frequencies, and promote competition in the sub-sector through the new pricing.

CCK has announced that the new charges will be based on the following formula:

New frequency fee payable per site = (2n-1) x current fee.   Using this formula, the fee payable per site is as follows:

No. of FrequenciesZone A (High Congestion Zone)Zone B (Low Congestion Zone)
Broadcaster with 1 frequency in one siteFM: KShs. 130,000/= p.a.

TV: KShs. 360,000/= p.a.

FM: KShs. 65,000/= p.a.

TV: KShs. 180,000/= p.a.

Broadcaster with 2 frequencies in one siteFM: KShs. 390,000/= p.a.

TV: KShs. 1,080,000/= p.a.

FM: KShs. 195,000/= p.a.

TV: KShs. 540,000/= p.a.

Broadcaster with 3 frequencies in one siteFM: KShs. 910,000/= p.a.

TV: KShs. 2,520,000/= p.a.

FM: KShs. 455,000/= p.a.

TV: KShs. 1,260,000/= p.a.

Broadcaster with 4 frequencies in one siteFM: KShs. 1,950,000/= p.a.

TV: KShs. 5,400,000/= p.a.

FM: KShs. 975,000/= p.a.

TV: KShs. 2,700,000/= p.a.

Broadcaster with 5 frequencies in one siteFM: KShs. 4,030,000/= p.a.

TV: KShs. 11,160,000/= p.a.

FM: KShs. 2,015,000/= p.a.

TV: KShs. 5,580,000/= p.a.

Broadcaster with 6 frequencies in one siteFM: KShs. 8,190,000/= p.a.

TV: KShs. 22,680,000/= p.a.

FM: KShs. 4,095,000/= p.a.

TV: KShs. 11,340,000/= p.a.

Broadcaster with 7 frequencies in one siteFM: KShs. 16,510,000/= p.a.

TV: KShs. 45,720,000/= p.a.

FM: KShs. 8,255,000/= p.a.

TV: KShs. 22,860,000/= p.a.

Broadcaster with 8 frequencies in one siteFM: KShs. 33,150,000/= p.a.

TV: KShs. 91,800,000/= p.a.

FM: KShs. 16,575,000/= p.a.

TV: KShs. 45,900,000/= p.a.

Broadcaster with 9 frequencies in one siteFM: KShs.66,430,000 p.a.

TV: KShs. 183,960,000 p.a

FM: KShs.33,215 ,000/= p.a

TV: KShs. 91,930,000/= p.a.

Broadcaster with 10 frequencies in one siteFM: KShs.132,990,000 p.a.

TV: KShs. 368, 280,000 p.a.

FM: KShs.66,495 ,000/= p.a.

TV: KShs. 184, 140,000/= p.a.

The new charges are effective from 1st July 2013.  A description of the frequency charging Zones A and B is provided on our website at licensing/spectrum/fees.html

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Robert Alai is a respected Kenyan blogger, technical evangelist, and social justice activist. Robert is known for his hard-hitting articles and opinions disseminated through his Twitter handle or Facebook page. he is the founder of KahawaTungu.


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