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Broadcasting Commission

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Broadcasting Commission
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Broadcasting Commission
9 Central Avenue Kingston 10 Jamaica


Or : 876-920-9537

Or : 876-920-9538

Or : 876-920-9539

Toll Free : 888-992-2253
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General Information

The Broadcasting Commission is an independent statutory agency established in June 1986. It falls under the ambit of the Minister with responsibility for Information. The Commission is mandated by the Broadcasting and Radio Re-diffusion Act (BRRA) to monitor and regulate free-to-air television, broadcast radio and subscriber television (Cable) services to ensure their operation at appropriate levels in relation to technical, programming, and service standards.

We guard against malicious, harmful and inappropriate content
we operate public education programmes to build the capacity of youth, parents, guardians, teachers and the general public to detect and respond to harmful material
and we work with the media to encourage high standards and trustworthiness in journalism.

Commissioners are appointed by the Governor General after consultation with the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition, pursuant to Section 1 of the First Schedule of the Broadcasting and Radio Re-diffusion Act. The appointments are for a period of five years. Commissioners meet monthly, or more regularly if necessary, to discuss and decide on matters relating to the Commission's mandate.

The Commission is supported by a Secretariat, headed by the Executive Director, which has responsibility for its day to day operations. There is also a Deputy Executive Director and nine Principal Officers who supervise administrative and technical support staff.


• Implementing the Broadcasting and Radio Re-Diffusion Act
• Making and administering television and sound broadcasting regulations
• Evaluating applications for licenses and making recommendations to the responsible Minister
• Monitoring transmissions and the operations of licensees
• Receiving and investigating complaints about transmissions
• Conducting and commissioning relevant research
• Advising the Government on policy issues



  • Broadcasting Regulations
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