Licensing of broadcasting services under the new regulatory framework shall commence in two folds;
- The principle of first come first served will apply to all broadcasting service licences which do not require assignment of the frequency resource (such as cable TV, subscription management, landing rights, etc.)
- Broadcasting services requiring frequency spectrum resource shall require the available frequencies to be first identified by the Authority; and then advertised publicly (in whole or in batches) for interested parties to apply for the licence(s). In this case, applications not responding to such adverts/notices shall not be considered.
For frequency based broadcasting services, the Authority shall publish the list of available frequencies / channels in at least one print media in Kenya and on the CA website informing interested applicants to apply for provision of the identified broadcasting service (s). Such publication shall be the trigger point for interested applicants to submit application for specific licenses within the time frame specified.