Approvals fees

The fee for approving a finished commercial depends on whether it is an original commercial or a revision to an existing commercial. Advice and consultation is always provided free of charge.

Consulting, advice & product pre-approval

     Concept & script advice* No charge
     Food or beverage product pre-approval for CF classification No charge

*Remember that our advice is indicative only; it does not constitute an approval of the finished commercial. Approval and classification will only be given to a completed commercial.

Approval & classification of a completed commercial

    Approval of an original commercial $140
    Approval of a revision or cutdown to an existing commercial $70
    Approval of a minor revision to an existing commercial $35
    Approvals of a technical revision or rekey No charge
    Approval of an infomercial (>300 seconds) $295
    Renewal of a previously approved commercial No charge

Terms & conditions

Pricelist effective from 1 October 2023. All prices are in New Zealand Dollars and exclude GST.

Minor revisions are limited to a change to dealer, store or location end tags, price and logo updates and single line super amendments. All other changes are billed as Revisions.

Approval is valid for 2 years from the date of the invoice.

Commercials over 5 minutes in duration are considered infomercials.

CAB reserves the right to charge penalty fees at twice the above rates if the advertisement is submitted less than 12 hours prior to the first day of broadcast.

Invoices must be settled by the 20th day of the month following the invoice date. Payment in advance is required for new customers or if an account is repeatedly overdue.

CAB reserves the right to withdraw approval for commercials if the invoice is more than 30 days overdue. Once approval has been withdrawn the commercial cannot be broadcast in New Zealand.

In the event an overdue account is referred to a debt collection agency, the client shall be liable for all debt collection and legal charges, calculated at not less than 20% plus GST of the outstanding debt.

CAB is required to report delinquent accounts to the credit controllers of our partner broadcasters if the invoice is more than 90 days overdue.

Page Updated 2 Oct 2023