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Licenses, Permits & Contracts

Request License for a Digital Broadcasting Channel (DAB)

  • Fees- QR100,000
  • Last Updated 14 Nov, 2022
  • Service Type : E-Service
  • Service Mode : Online
  • Service Provider : Ministry of Culture
  • Service Classification : G2C, G2B
  • Topic : Business and Finance, Culture, Arts and Media, Visas and Official Documents
Intended Audience
Citizen: Parent, Business Owner, Employee
Resident: Employee

Service Description

This service allows Qatari individuals and companies to submit a request to obtain a digital broadcasting channel (DAB) license, via the E-Services portal of the Ministry of Culture (MOC).  

License duration: 3 years

Online Instructions

  • Click on "Broadcasting Services" under E-Services portal available on MOC website.
  • Click on "License Request to Operate Digital Broadcasting Channel (DAB)" from the list of services.  
  • Login by using your personal account on the National Authentication System (NAS, Tawtheeq). 
  • Attach the following documents: 
    • A letter in the name of department director
    • A study of the channel
    • A copy of the ID card of at least one partner (in case there are partners)
    • A copy of the ID of the license holder and channel manager (optional)
    • A copy of the commercial register (optional)
    • A copy of the membership of Qatar Chamber (optional)
    • A certificate of proof of authorization to sign, in case of entering as a representative or authorized to sign (optional)
    • Other attachments if there are additional attachments
    • Acknowledgment and undertaking (in the case there is an initial approval of the application
    • A copy of the initial approval with the approval of other authorities (in case there is an initial approval of the application)
  • Submit the application.

Fees

  • License Issuance: QR100,000 
  • License Renewal: QR60,000 
  • Edit License Data: No fees needed
  • Cancel License: No fees needed

Additional Information

  • Among the terms for applying for this service are as follows: 
    • Submission is available for individuals provided that they must be Qataris. 
    • Submission is available for companies or through an authorized signatory.
    • A channel manager must be a Qatari citizen.
  • This service is available on the Ministry's mobile app.
  • For more information and details, you can view the service user manual

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