Overview of information for broadcasters
Broadcasters are required by the Broadcasting Act 1989 (s30A) to send an annual return to the BSA certifying their total revenue derived from broadcasting in New Zealand. If this revenue is greater than $500,000, they must pay a broadcasting levy to the BSA.
For more information, see Broadcasting Levy
A publicity notice is a promo by a broadcaster that publicises the procedure for making complaints. Broadcasters are required to broadcast publicity notices. This ensures the audience knows they can make complaints about a programme if they think it has breached broadcasting standards. This is a legislative requirement from section 6(1)(ba) of the Broadcasting Act 1989.
For more information, see Publicity Notices.
The Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) is an independent Crown entity that oversees the broadcasting standards regime on behalf of New Zealanders. We determine complaints, oversee and develop broadcasting standards, and engage with broadcasters and the public to help people understand and apply the broadcasting standards system, our decisions and our research.
For more information see What we do.