Licence Applications




The Broadcasting Authority regulates all broadcasting content on Radio and TV that originates from the Maltese Islands. You can find the list of broadcasting stations licenced by the Broadcasting Authority at the end of the contacts page here.

Applications for a broadcasting licence  should be sent to the Broadcasting Authority. Application and licence fees are set out in the Fourth Schedule to the Broadcasting Act. If an FM radio application is approved and an appropriate frequency (identified by Malta Communications Authority technicians) is available, a licence document will be issued with the frequency that will be used.

Latest [August 2016]:  All applications have been converted to E-Forms.  Download the required Licence Form, fill-in as required, and upload your completed application form through the front page of this website here, addressed to "Licensing”. 

For a new broadcasting station, arrangements have to be made with the service providers – Melita and GO plc. After the assignment of a new channel by the service providers in their channel line-up, please download an application for a Radio and/or TV Station:

You can upload your completed application form through our front page of this website here, addressed to "Licensing”.

There are no frequencies available for a Nationwide Radio Service as an analogue service.

Download an application for a Radio Station:

You can upload your completed application form through our front page of this website here, addressed to "Licensing”.

A community radio station caters for the needs of a particular community or locality, having a limited range of reception. Frequency allocation is through the Malta Communications Authority [https://www.mca.org.mt/authorisations-licensing].

Application for a community radio station is subject to an appropriate frequency being identified by the Malta Communications Authority. Provided that such a frequency is available and provided further that the Broadcasting Authority approves the application, a relevant licence document will be issued.

Once a frequency has been allotted by M.C.A. you can download an application form and apply for a broadcasting licence from the Broadcasting Authority:

You can upload your completed application form through our front page of this website here addressed to “Licensing”.

Digital Radio broadcasting is regulated by Subsidiary Legislation 350.29 here.  The licensed digital radio broadcasting service provider is DigiB Network.

After the assignment of a new channel by the service provider in their channel line-up, apply for a broadcasting licence from the Broadcasting Authority.

You can upload your completed application form through our front page of this website here addressed to “Licensing”.

Satellite uplink services are licensed by the Malta Communications Authority (MCA). Interested parties are to duly complete and return an Application for a Satellite Earth Station Licence.  Information on the applicable licence fees is contained in Annex 1 of the application form by MCA.

Once the uplink services are approved by the MCA you can apply for a broadcasting licence by the Broadcasting Authority

You can upload your completed application form through our front page of this website here addressed to “Licensing”.