Free-of-charge tier

In the Ministry of Communications and Information are approved rules for carrying out competition by definition of tetelevision and radiochannels list which will enter into free-of-charge programs package for the population of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The decision on competition has been provided by the Ministry of Communications and Information. Consideration of television and radio channels applications is not dependent on their patterns of ownership, on inclusion in the list of television and radio channels of a free-of-charge package for the subsequent distribution by means of satellite systems of television-radio broadcasting, as well acceptance of recommendations under the given list is carried out by the Commission in charge of the development of television-radio broadcasting in the Republic of Kazakhstan created by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The working body of the Commission is the committee for information and archives.
So on 2/8/2011 in the Ministry of Communications and Information of RК took place a session of the Commission in charge of the development of television-radio broadcasting in the Republic of Kazakhstan under presidency of the Minister of Communications and Information of RK Askar Zhumagaliyev.
Within the limits of session was hold Competition on inclusion into the list of television and radio programs, irrespective of patterns of ownership of the television broadcasting organizations distributed by means of satellite systems of television-radio broadcasting.
To participation in competition have been open to all domestic television and radio channels, submitted application forms for participation in competition.
According to the Rules approved by the Government, domestic television and radio channels which have won in the competition, will have an opportunity to expand making use of the means of the republican budget.
On 2/11/2011 has been certified the list of domestic television and radio programs for distribution by means of the satellite systems of television-radio broadcasting recommended by the Commission in charge of the development of television-radio broadcasting in the Republic of Kazakhstan for distribution by means of satellite systems of television radio broadcasting in structure of the free-of-charge program package:

Regional branches of the television channel «Каzakhstan» provide broadcast in volume of 14 hours per day in connection with inclusion of regional television channels in the form of the program package without user’s payment for the population, since December, 2010. Earlier regional programs were relayed locally in each area in volume of 1 hour per day.