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Apply for frequency allocation for satellite radio (SNG)

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

If you want to transmit video and audio signals for broadcasting distribution at changing locations via satellite radio, you must apply to the Federal Network Agency for frequencies for Satellite News Gathering (SNG).

The Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) is responsible for managing the frequency spectrum in Germany. This means that it regulates and coordinates the use of radio frequencies by various services, including satellite communication.

With Satellite News Gathering (SNG), you can transmit video and audio signals from different locations via satellite radio. For example, if you want to send news to a radio station as part of a report on a vehicle with appropriate equipment.

In Germany, every frequency use requires prior frequency allocation. If you want to transmit video and audio signals for broadcasting distribution at changing locations via satellite radio, you must apply to the Federal Network Agency for the corresponding frequencies for SNG. To do this, you must specify the frequencies used or the bandwidth occupied.

The Federal Network Agency will check whether the frequencies you specify could interfere with existing radio links. If there is no risk of interference, you will be allocated the corresponding frequency range.

The use of SNG is intended for a period of more than 30 days. If the period of use is shorter, you must apply for a short-term frequency allocation.


Process flow

You can apply for frequency allocation for satellite radio online, by post or by e-mail.

Apply for frequency allocation online:

  • Go to the website of the federal portal verwaltung.bund.de.
  • Call up the online form. The online form will guide you step by step through the information and documents required.
  • Upload the required documents and submit the form.
  • The Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) will check your application and contact you with any queries or missing information.
  • The Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) will send you by post
    • the frequency allocation and
    • the notification of fees.
  • You pay the allocation fee.

Apply for frequency allocation by post or e-mail:

  • Download the application form from the website of the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA).
  • You can submit the form either
    • fill in the form on screen and save it as a PDF file
    • or download it, print it out and fill it in on paper.
  • Send the form with all the necessary documents to the Federal Network Agency by post or e-mail.
  • The Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) will check your application and contact you with any queries or missing information.
  • The Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) will send you by post
    • the frequency allocation and
    • the notification of fees.
  • You pay the allocation fee.
Requirements
  • Your use of the frequency does not affect existing radio connections.
  • Use is intended for a period of more than 30 days.
Which documents are required?
  • Application for allocation of frequencies for satellite news gathering (SNG)
  • In case of application by proxy: Proof of authorization to represent the applicant

In addition, the Federal Network Agency may require you to submit

  • Utilization concept
  • Proof of the subjective allocation requirements
    • reliability
    • Ability to perform
    • Specialist knowledge
What are the fees?
  • Fee for frequency allocation
    • A fee is payable for frequency assignment and, under certain circumstances, for refusal of assignment. The amount of the fees is determined in accordance with the Special Fee Ordinance of the Federal Network Agency - Frequency Allocations.
  • Annual fee for frequency assignment
    • As the holder of a frequency assignment, you pay annual contributions in addition to the fee for the frequency assignment. The amount of these contributions is determined in accordance with the Frequency Protection Contribution Ordinance. The basis for determining the contribution rates is the actual expenses and costs eligible for contributions incurred in a calendar year. These can only be determined retrospectively. A contribution forecast is not possible.
What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

The application must be submitted 6 weeks before the intended first day of use.

Legal basis
Appeal
  • Contradiction
    • Detailed information on how to lodge an objection can be found in the notification.
  • Appeal to the administrative court
What else should I know?

There are no indications or special features.

Author
Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport Affairs (BMDV)

Professionally released on

29.09.2023

Teaser

If you want to transmit video and audio signals for broadcasting distribution at changing locations via satellite radio, you must apply to the Federal Network Agency for frequencies for Satellite News Gathering (SNG).

Process flow

You can apply for frequency allocation for satellite radio online, by post or by e-mail.

Apply for frequency allocation online:

  • Go to the website of the federal portal verwaltung.bund.de.
  • Call up the online form. The online form will guide you step by step through the information and documents required.
  • Upload the required documents and submit the form.
  • The Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) will check your application and contact you with any queries or missing information.
  • The Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) will send you by post
    • the frequency allocation and
    • the notification of fees.
  • You pay the allocation fee.

Apply for frequency allocation by post or e-mail:

  • Download the application form from the website of the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA).
  • You can submit the form either
    • fill in the form on screen and save it as a PDF file
    • or download it, print it out and fill it in on paper.
  • Send the form with all the necessary documents to the Federal Network Agency by post or e-mail.
  • The Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) will check your application and contact you with any queries or missing information.
  • The Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) will send you by post
    • the frequency allocation and
    • the notification of fees.
  • You pay the allocation fee.

Requirements

  • Your use of the frequency does not affect existing radio connections.
  • Use is intended for a period of more than 30 days.

Which documents are required?

  • Application for allocation of frequencies for satellite news gathering (SNG)
  • In case of application by proxy: Proof of authorization to represent the applicant

In addition, the Federal Network Agency may require you to submit

  • Utilization concept
  • Proof of the subjective allocation requirements
    • reliability
    • Ability to perform
    • Specialist knowledge

What are the fees?

  • Fee for frequency allocation
    • A fee is payable for frequency assignment and, under certain circumstances, for refusal of assignment. The amount of the fees is determined in accordance with the Special Fee Ordinance of the Federal Network Agency - Frequency Allocations.
  • Annual fee for frequency assignment
    • As the holder of a frequency assignment, you pay annual contributions in addition to the fee for the frequency assignment. The amount of these contributions is determined in accordance with the Frequency Protection Contribution Ordinance. The basis for determining the contribution rates is the actual expenses and costs eligible for contributions incurred in a calendar year. These can only be determined retrospectively. A contribution forecast is not possible.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

The application must be submitted 6 weeks before the intended first day of use.

Legal basis

Appeal

  • Contradiction
    • Detailed information on how to lodge an objection can be found in the notification.
  • Appeal to the administrative court

What else should I know?

There are no indications or special features.

Author

Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport Affairs (BMDV)

Professionally released on

29.09.2023

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