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What is the Broadcasting Commission and what does it do?
The Broadcasting Commission is a statutory body established by the Broadcasting and Radio Re-Diffusion (Amendment) Act of 1986. Prior to this, the broadcast media were monitored by the Broadcasting Authority, which was created by the Broadcasting and Radio Re-diffusion Act of 1949. The Authority's functions were incorporated into the Commission.
The Commission monitors and regulates the electronic media, through administering the applications and evaluation process by which services become licensed; ensuring that licensees operate within standards for service; policy advice; and research relating to the regulatory industry.
What is the procedure for applying for a Broadcast or a Subscriber Television licence?
The procedure for replica cartier uk replica cartier uk replica cartier uk replica cartier uk applying for Broadcast and STV Licences is outlined on the Commission’s website in our Applications Section. For Applications Section click here.
Does the Broadcasting Commission regulate the charges levied by Cable operators?
No. The Commission does not interfere with the rates set by individual cable operators. Each operator sets a rate based on the costs incurred to provide the particular service offered.
Does the Commission regulate the Internet?
No.� The Commission’s remit does not yet extend to regulation of the World Wide Web and its use in Jamaica. In fact currently, the Internet replica omega replica omega replica omega replica cartier is not regulated in Jamaica.
Does the Commission vet and approve songs prior to airplay?
No.The Commission makes clear to electronic media licensees the requirements in law as it relates to “fit for airplay” content. This is primarily based on the Television and Sound Broadcasting Regulations and the Children’s Code for programming. It is the licensee’s responsibility to ensure only content which meets the specifications in the Regulations and the Code is broadcast.