Update – The fees we charge to approve and classify commercials changed on 1 October 2023. Click here for details.
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 Once approval has been withdrawn the commercial cannot be broadcast in New Zealand.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