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DTH Regulations worldwide
Country Foreign Equity restriction Cross-media ownership Restriction Licence period Domestic uplink requirement
Australia Limited to 35% in total; no individual to own more than 20% No Restrictions. Unlimited No
USA FCC has held that no foreign ownership restrictions apply to DBS licenses No Restrictions 10 years for non-broadcast(includes subscription DTH) facilities.



5 Years for broadcast facilities
No
Canada Limited to 20% foreign ownership and control for broadcast satellite carriers. Foreign ownership through a "qualified corporation " limited to 33.33% No Restrictions. M&A reviewed on a case-by-case basis to prevent excess concentration of media ownership Broadcast license not to exceed 7 years.



Exemption from license requirement for Canadian DTH satellite undertaking who meet certain criteria such as public notice using Canadian satellite facilities.
Canadian programming distributed in Canada must be uplinked in Canada.



Non-Canadian programming may be uplinked using foreign facilities.
UK Non-EEC nationals may not control a license to provide domestic satellite services No Restrictions

15 years domestic satellite service.

10 years non-domestic satellite service.

No
France Limited to 20% No Restrictions 10 years for TV broadcasting service via satellite No
Hong Kong Limited to 49% for for existing DTH licenses. The Television Ordinance limits cross-media ownership among cable and satellite television on 15%. 12 years No
Taiwan Under the Cable Television Law 1993, 20% foreign ownership limitations on DTH licensees have been mooted. No Restrictions. Broadcast enterprises may not hold cable licenses.; 2 years No
Japan Limited to 20% No Restrictions 5 Years. No
Malaysia Not Available No Restrictions Not Available No
Indonesia Not Available No Restrictions Not Available No
Source: Indiantelevision.com compilation

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