You live in a developing country that is prone to the most annoying beureaucratic proceedures imaginable but would like to set up a TV station without government?
No matter where you are, it is impossible to set up Radio or TV
station. 'Legal' is implied. For many reasons ranging from national
security to losing viewership and revenues, Governments play havoc
with the applicant. Pirate radio and TV is an off shoot of this
difficulty, but then it isn't legal. It may not be in the interest
of your motive to do so. Nothing on the air is a secret and various
Govt. agencies will be at your door step before you know it. There
is a movement going strong all over the world for "Community Radio
and TV" with some change in Laws, but you still have to brave the
1. Today, it is easy to set up a Radio or a TV Broadcast station
via the Internet. since there is no Radio Frequency bandwidth ,
permissions are superfluous.
2. Almost all broadcasting stations are on the internet . Terms
like Podcast, streaming Audio/ Video are magic words as are
Satellite Radio & TV, DTH and Mobile phone communication.
Service providers may be pressurized by the Governments to block
these Radio & TV contents by enforced law. This may not work
too well since sophisticated download /down link technology is
available easily to the common man at moderate and affordable cost.
Monitoring every incident of these broadcasts and their downlink is
a difficult and impossible task.
It may be prudent to allow such broadcasts as it is an easy way
of keeping tabs on people and activities in an open platform.
Clandestine or legal, nothing is a secret about public