Broadcast regulation
CRC

The CRC regulates broadcasting sector in Mongolia within the scope of its powers and functions under the Communications Law of Mongolia in order to regulate relations aim to

  • to ensure and oversee implementation of Government Policy, Policy Guideline on broadcasting and its related laws
  • to support development of television and radio broadcasting in Mongolia
  • to create fair competitive environment
  • to strengthen the independence of broadcasting
  • to ensure that quality broadcasting services in public interest are provided to the public and accessible to the nationwide.

Principal functions of the CRC in the area of broadcast regulation are:

  1. To carry out efficient planning, allocation and regulation of radio spectrum for tv and radio broadcast services, and its monitoring for radio frequency usage
  2. To license broadcast service providers;
  • Broadcast service licences shall be issued for the below types:
    1. Terrestrial  television transmission network provider (hereinafter called as “digital terrestrial television network provider”)
    2. Television and radio service provider
    3. Multichannel Broadcast distribution service provider
  1. To formulate proposals on the State policy on Broadcasting
    • Formulate proposals  on the State Policy, Policy Guidelines and broadcasting related legislations
  2. To carry out enforcement and monitoring for broadcast license holders’ compliance with legislation and their license conditions
  • To develop and approve broadcast regulation rules and license conditions, and define responsibilities, accountabilities of license holders, and to ensure that service providers comply with the rules and requirements.
  • To set technical Terms and Conditions for broadcasting network and service equipment.
  •  To carry out enforcement duties for ensuring broadcast service providers comply with technical standards and requirements of relevant international and Mongolian standards, and to carry out required inspections and measurements
  •  To ensure that licensees comply with content requirements according to the regulatory rule “Broadcast regulation, Terms and Conditions”, and to carry out permanent monitoring for their programs.
  1. Broadcasting Program Content Regulation
  • To define broadcasting program/content requirements (generally accepted program content standard /positive content obligations) consistent with the legal and regulatory goals for broadcasting programs (minimum content requirements including advertisement limit per hour, local content percentage etc.)
  • To control over and carry out monitoring for television and radio service providers’ programs- to monitor their compliance with the content requirements according to regulatory rule “Broadcast regulation, Terms and Conditions”.
  • We don’t control and carry out monitoring for broadcasting content and interfere with their editorial independence. The CRC is not authorized agency having legal power and duties to control broadcasting contents, to enforce broadcasting content related  provisions of the related laws(such as Advertisement Law, Anti-Pornography Law etc) and to control and to make assessment whether a certain program content violate the related laws or not.
  1. To develop broadcasting related standards and to get approved by the authorized agency and to control implementations of the standards.
  2. To set criteria for selecting tv and radio broadcast service license holders to provide broadcasting services to be distributed over the National digital terrestrial television Network. To define requirements for tv and radio broadcast service providers, who have right to connect to the Digital TV National Network, and to approve related rule and to control its implementation.

Broadcast regulation shall seek to promote the following policy goals except the above broadcasting regulatory principal functions:

  • To uphold the Constitution of Mongolia, National Security Concept of Mongolia as well as democracy and human rights;
  • To protect and promote freedom of expression in accordance with international standards while respecting local values and to support and protect the right of citizens to receive true, balanced, accurate and impartial information.
  • To increase contribution and involvement of broadcasting to ensure  national security, to develop national values, to develop social psychology with value in feeling proud of the country, nationality and its developments, to respect national interest, ethic and national laws
  • To support and increase contribution of broadcasting to respect national unity, to protect, enrich national history, language, culture, heritage and tradition;
  • To strengthen independence of broadcasting and to ensure proficiency and accountability in  journalism and journalism ethics;
  • To prevent undue ownership concentration to promote plurality, and to promote fair competition in the broadcasting sector, including by ensuring a level competitive playing field and to promote development of broadcasting sector;
  • To support and develop national and local contents of  broadcasting
  • To support and develop  quality educational programming and contents for children and youths
  • To develop and introduce new technologies and their applications  in the broadcasting sector
  • To ensure that any foreign broadcasting channels being transmitted in Mongolia is complied with national security and national interests of Mongolia
  • To ensure that broadcast service providers comply with laws and legislations of Mongolia.
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LAST UPDATE: 2015/12/15
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