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TV AND RADIO BROADCASTING LICENSING

Television and radio broadcasting activities require obtaining a license pursuant to the Russian Federal Law No. 99-FZ of May 4, 2011, On Licensing of Certain Types of Activities.

To obtain a license for television and radio broadcasting, a legal entity must be registered under the established procedure in the territory of the Russian Federation.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR BROADCASTERS: On Amending the Application Documents Required to Obtain a License for TV and Radio Broadcasting

Due to the Russian Federal Law No. 99-FZ of May 4, 2011, On Licensing of Certain Types of Activities entered into effect on November 3, 2011, and the Federal Law No. 142-FZ of June 14, 2011, On Amending Some Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation in Regard to the Improvement of Legal Regulation of the Mass Media entered into effect on November 10, 2011, Roskomnadzor notifies:

1. Starting with November 10, 2011, all applications for obtaining (renewal, or prolongation) broadcasting licenses, submitted to Roskomnadzor, have to be brought into compliance with the provisions of the aforementioned laws. Please note that any media outlet planned for broadcasting has to be registered as a "TV channel" or a "radio channel."

Documents registered in Roskomnadzor prior to November 10, 2011, will be treated in accordance with the Interim Procedure for the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media Providing the Public Service for TV and Radio Broadcasting Licensing.

2. Broadcasting licenses granted before the date of entry into force of the Russian Federal Law No. 142-FZ of June 14,2011, are valid until their expiration date or until the broadcaster is granted with a new broadcasting license for the same media outlet (a general license or a certain broadcasting environment license), which should be amended by including the following data specified in the previously issued broadcasting license for the same media outlet: information on used radio frequencies, site location, power of used transmitters, multiplex positions of TV channels and/or radio stations.

 

Please note that when entering into a cable broadcasting agreement with a communications service provider (CSP), the channel sequence number in the CSP's cable network for public channels and conditional access channels can not be less than 10. Channel sequence numbers from 1 to 9 are designated for nationwide must-carry public TV channels pursuant to the Decree No. 715 of June 24, 2009, of the President of the Russian Federation On Nationwide Must-Carry Public Television Channels and Radio Stations. Cable operator's own information (commercial) channel can be assigned to the number 0.

Help desk of the Mass Media Licensing Department: +7 (495) 987-6899 ext. 3047.

 

LICENSING FOR PRODUCTION OF COPIES OF AUDIOVISUAL WORKS, COMPUTER SOFTWARE, DATABASES, AND AUDIO RECORDINGS ON ANY MEDIA

 

Pursuant to the Russian Federal Law No. 99-FZ of May 4, 2011, On Licensing of Certain Types of Activities, production of copies of audiovisual works, computer software, databases, and audio recordings on any media (except when such activity is carried out independently by persons who have rights to use such copyright material, or any material subject to related rights under the federal law or a contract) requires obtaining a license.

Licenses for production of copies of audiovisual works, computer software, databases, and audio recordings on any media are granted to legal entities or individual entrepreneurs, registered under the established procedure in the territory of the Russian Federation.

Due to the entry into force of the Russian Federal Law No. 99-FZ of May 4, 2011, On Licensing of Certain Types of Activities , Roskomnadzor notifies:

Pursuant to the Part 4, Article 9 of the Russian Federal Law No. 99-FZ of May 4, 2011, On Licensing of Certain Types of Activities, licenses for production of copies of audiovisual works, computer software, databases, and audio recordings on any media are valid indefinitely.

Pursuant to the Part 3, Article 22 of the aforementioned Federal Law, licenses that were still valid on the date of the entry into force of the aforementioned Federal Law, are valid indefinitely.

1. When preparing documents, the applicant needs to study the requirements of the regulatory acts of the Russian Federation governing licensable activities: 

  • The Russian Federal Law No. 99-FZ of May 4, 2011, On Licensing of Certain Types of Activities (Rev. of October 19, 2011, as amended on November 21, 2011).
  • The Statute On Production of Copies of Audiovisual Works, Computer Software, Databases, and Audio Recordings on Any Media (Except When Such Activity Is Carried Out Independently by Persons Who Have Rights to Use Such Copyright Material, or Any Material Subject to Related Rights under the Federal Law or a Contract) in Accordance with the Legislation of the Russian Federation; approved by the Regulation No. 252 of April 28, 2006, of the Government of the Russian Federation (if not at variance with the Russian Federal Law No. 99-FZ of May 4, 2011, On Licensing of Certain Types of Activities).

2. Issuing or reissuing a license, a duplicate license, a certified copy of the license for production of copies of audiovisual works, computer software, databases, and audio recordings on any media is carried out by the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor) pursuant to subparagraphs 5.1.4 and 5.1.4.3 of the Regulation No. 228 of March 16, 2009, of the Government of the Russian Federation On the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media.

The address (location) of Roskomnadzor: : 7, building 2, Kitaigorodskiy proezd, Moscow, 109074, Russia

Phone number of the licensing department: +7(495) 987-67-97

State duty for:

- Issuing a license – 6,000 rubles.

- Reissuing a document confirming possession of a license – 600 rubles.

- Issuing (granting) a duplicate license – 600 rubles.

- Issuing a certified copy of a license – free of charge.

3. A license application along with attached documents should be submitted by the applicant to the licensing authority in person or sent by certified mail.

4. Licenses are issued on grounds of an application submitted by the applicant to the licensing authority along with attached documents conforming to the requirements of Part 3, Article 13 of the Federal Law No. 99-FZ of May 4, 2011, On Licensing of Certain Types of Activities and the Statute On Production of Copies of Audiovisual Works, Computer Software, Databases, and Audio Recordings on Any Media (Except When Such Activity Is Carried Out Independently by Persons Who Have Rights to Use Such Copyright Material, or Any Material Subject to Related Rights under the Federal Law or a Contract) in Accordance with the Legislation of the Russian Federation, approved by the Regulation No. 252 of April 28, 2006, of the Government of the Russian Federation.

Pursuant to the Part 1, Article 14 of the Russian Federal Law No. 99-FZ of May 4, 2011, On Licensing of Certain Types of Activities, the licensing authority ensures that the information specified in the aforementioned applications and documents is accurate and complete, as well as checks the applicant's compliance with the licensing requirements in the manner established by Article 19 of the aforementioned Federal Law.
 

5. Licenses are reissued on grounds of an application submitted by the licensee to the licensing authority along with attached documents confirming the changes that occurred, and a cover letter specifying the reason of license reissuing. State duty is incurred for reissuing a document confirming possession of a license. License reissuing is mandatory in the following cases:

For legal entities:

  • change in corporate form;
  • name change;
  • location (registration address) change;
  • place of licensable activity change.

For individual entrepreneurs:

  • first name, last name, or middle name (if applicable) change;
  • change of identity document details;
  • residence address change;
  • place of licensable activity change. 

Dear licensees, please note that pursuant to Part 5, Article 18 of the Russia Federal law No. 99-FZ of May 4, 2011, On Licensing of Certain Types of Activities, in case of change in corporate form, an application for license reissuing and attached documents should be submitted to the licensing authority within 15 business days from the date of appropriate changes registration in the Unified State Register of Legal Entities.

Pursuant to the Part 17, Article 18 of the Russian Federal Law No. 99-FZ of May 4, 2011, On Licensing of Certain Types of Activities, in case of change of place of licensable activity, the license is reissued by the licensing authority after checking the applicant's compliance with the licensing requirements in the manner established by Article 19 of the aforementioned Federal Law.

6. In case of loss or damage to license, the licensee may apply to the licensing authority that granted the license.
The application for a duplicate license must be accompanied by a document confirming payment of the state duty for granting such duplicate.
In case of damage to the license, the application for a duplicate license should be accompanied by the damaged form of the license.
 

7. The licensee has the right to receive a certified copy of the license from the licensing authority. The license copy is delivered to the licensee in person, or sent by certified mail.

8. In the event of termination of the licensable activity by the licensee, the license can be canceled pre-term by a decision of the licensing authority on grounds of a written application. 

When applying, please attach a cover letter to the documents, specifying your contact details.

Time of the publication: 20.08.2009 14:03
Last modified: 20.05.2014 18:22