Radio and television broadcasting services in Malta are under the supervision and control of the Broadcasting Authority.
Established in September 1961, the Broadcasting Authority is an independent statutory body appointed by the President of the Republic.
The Broadcasting Authority:
Ensures the preservation of due impartiality in respect of matters of political or industrial controversy or relating to current public policy.
Fairly apportions broadcasting facilities and time between persons belonging to different political parties.
Appoints radio and television station licensees and contactors.
Monitors these stations and regulates their performance in terms of their legal and licence obligations.
Ensures that the system consists of public, private and community elements that offer varied and comprehensive programming to cater for all interests and tastes
The Authority's aim is to help the Maltese public better understand how its values and diversities shape our unique personality. It does so by regulating the broadcasting services in open flexible ways to foster creative and better programming.