FAQs

What are the documents required for New Cable Television (CATV) Licence?

  • Dully filled application for the new CATV Licence
  • Recommendation from Gup and Dzongkhag/Thromde
  • Security Clearance Certificate
  • Citizenchip Identity Copy
  • Recommendation from Association of Bhutanese Cable Operators (ABCO) or any legitimate service provider
  • Business Project Proposal
  • 1 Passport size Photograph

What is the fee for new CATV Licence?

  • The fee for new CATV licence is Nu 25000 (Twenty Five Thousand)

What are the documents required for renewal of CATV Licence?

  • Duly filled application for renewal of CATV Licence
  • Recommendation from Gup or Dzongkhag/Thromde
  • Tax Clearacne certificate from Regional Revenue and Customs office
  • List of Channels
  • Recommendation from ABCO or any other legitimate service provider
  • If all the documents attached correctly as above it will take one day or less
  • Those who want to use radio transmit and receive equipment for the communication medium.

What is the fee for renewal of CATV Licence?

  • Based on this formula

(0.01 x 12 x 231 x number of customers) + 10000

Are the cable operators allowed to charge installation charges on new connection?

  • not allowed to charge the initial CATV installation fee to the subscribers if the subscribers is within or up to 100 meters from the nearest distribution point.
  • you may charge only the expenses occurred for the materials if the subscribers point is beyond 100 meters

Is there a need for the cable operator to get recommendation while extending the cable network from one geog/place to another?

  • If the area of operation is not mentioned in his licence, the cable operator has to get recommendation from the Geog/Dzongkahg and then request the Authority as well for extension of area of operation.

What are the documents required for Ownership Transfer of CATV Licence?

  • Duly filled application for ownership transfer of CATV Licence
  • Sales deed between the new and old owner with witness
  • Citizenship Identity copy of New Owner and witness
  • Passport size Photograph of New Owner
  • Security Clearance Certificate of the New Owner

What is the fee for ownership change of CATV Licence?

  • The fee for ownership change of CATV Licence to the Authority is Nu 10,000/-