Commercial Services


The CMA offers a range of consultancy services to community media organisations of all sizes with issues including licensing, music rights, technical issues and the setup and running of an organisation.

Licensing Applications

We’ve assisted a number of stations with successful applications for broadcast licensing from Ofcom. We offer help and support with all aspects of the application process, including effective programming proposals, research and proving demand for your service, financial projections and technical broadcast matters. We can even provide coverage plots for your planned station’s transmitters.

Contact the CMA for help and assistance with your Round 3 community radio licence application.


At Canstream, we are community broadcasters ourselves. We know how exciting it is to run your first RSL, and we have supported the community radio sector since the first days of Access Radio. We have been delivering on-demand media for community broadcasters before podcasting was invented.

We offer a range of affordable, high-quality specialised streaming solutions for community media. To find out more, please visit our dedicated Canstream website.

Updated by on 29 February 2012.