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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?

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September 14, 2011 8:40AM

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

crazy bureau-batics!

Recent Developments;

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


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