According to one of the recent changes in the RK legislation on broadcasting, owners of foreign television and radio companies retransmitting TV and radio channels in Kazakhstan are required to register a representative office in Kazakhstan before 1 January 2017. Alternatively, it is permitted to register a branch of a foreign company in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

In addition, foreign television and radio channels with the participation of the State in their charter capital will not be able to continue to distribute their channels as of 1 January 2017 without establishing a legal entity in Kazakhstan.