The Free-to-Air Nationwide Television Service Licence applies to service providers that transmit television services over-the-air in Singapore for free-of-charge reception.

Who is this for?

Service providers offering free-to-air television services in Singapore.

Licence Period and Fees

  • Licence Period: 10 years
  • Licence fees: 2.5% of total revenue or S$250,000 per annum, whichever is higher. 
  • Performance bond: S$200,000 in the form of a banker’s guarantee.The banker’s guarantee must be issued by any of the financial institutions listed at https://eservices.mas.gov.sg/fid.

Applicable Codes

  • Content Code for Nationwide Managed Transmission Linear Television Services
  • Television and Radio Advertising and Sponsorship Code
  • Code of Practice for Television Broadcast Standards
  • Code of Practice for Market Conduct

Find out more about applicable codes.

How to apply?

Apply online via GoBusiness.


Please call 1800 478 5478 or email IMDA for feedback.

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