The Television Receive-Only (TVRO) System Licence allows the licensee to install, operate or possess a TVRO satellite system on the licensee’s business operating premise in Singapore, enabling the licensee to receive information in the form of satellite TV channels from terrestrial satellites. There are 3 types of TVRO system licences:

  1. Type A: View only
  2. Type B: View and Record
  3. Type C: View, Record and Distribute

Who is this for?

Applicants of the TVRO System Licence must demonstrate the need to access time-sensitive information for business or operational purposes, and should belong to one of the following categories:

  • Financial institutions endorsed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)
  • Commercial institutions endorsed by the Economic Development Board (EDB) or Enterprise Singapore
  • Media institutions (including cinemas) endorsed by the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI)
  • Foreign embassies endorsed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA)
  • Statutory boards;
  • Gazetted hotels endorsed by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB)
  • Foreign tertiary education institutions and international schools endorsed by the Economic Development Board (EDB)
  • Local tertiary education institutions registered with the Ministry of Education (MOE)
  • Medical institutions registered with the Ministry of Health (MOH)

(“institution" means any body of persons, corporate or unincorporate, and includes any undertaking).

Licence Period and Fees

  • Licence Period: 1 year
  • Licence Fees:
    1. S$1,000 per satellite dish per annum.
    2. S$100 per satellite dish for a temporary TVRO licence (for a period of up to 30 days).

How to apply?

Click here to apply online via GoBusiness Licensing.

Please take note of the guidelines and requirements:

  1. Read through:
    1. Guidelines for TVRO System Licence application (117.07KB); and
    2. TVRO System Licence Conditions (121.19KB).
  2. Prepare and provide all required and relevant supporting documents in your online application, including:
    1. Application for TVRO System Licence (Form 2) (164.94KB)
    2. ANNEX B – Location of TV Output Points; (22.77KB) or
    3. ANNEX B – Location of TV Output Points – For Hotel Use Only (23.76KB).


Please call 1800 478 5478 or email us.

Last updated on: 16 Dec 2022

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