NAICS 3 Digit Subsector Code 515

Subsector 515

NAICS Subsector Code 515 – Broadcasting (except Internet)

Definition of NAICS 3 Digit Subsector Code 515: Industries in the Broadcasting (except Internet) subsector include establishments that create content or acquire the right to distribute content and subsequently broadcast the content. The industry groups (Radio and Television Broadcasting and Cable and Other Subscription Programming) are based on differences in the methods of communication and the nature of services provided. The Radio and Television Broadcasting industry group includes establishments that operate broadcasting studios and facilities for over the air or satellite delivery of radio and television programs of entertainment, news, talk, and the like. These establishments are often engaged in the production and purchase of programs and generating revenues from the sale of air time to advertisers and from donations, subsidies, and/or the sale of programs. The Cable and Other Subscription Programming industry group includes establishments operating studios and facilities for the broadcasting of programs that are typically narrowcast in nature (limited format, such as news, sports, education, and youth-oriented programming) on a subscription or fee basis.

The distribution of cable and other subscription programming is included in Subsector 517, Telecommunications. Establishments that broadcast exclusively on the Internet are included in Subsector 519, Other Information Services.

Three Digit Subsector Breakdown for the North American Industry Classification System

NAICS codes are broken down by digit. The broadest description starts with the 2 digit sector codes. The 3 digit subsector codes are more specific, then the 4 digit industry group, 5 digit industry, and the most specific is the 6 digit NAICS code. If NAICS Subsector 515 does not describe the industry of the business in question, then select the largest applicable code below. From there, follow the progression of smaller digits to the larger digits in order to obtain the most specific 6 digit classification.

  • Sector 51: Information
    • Subsector 515: Broadcasting (except Internet)
      • Industry Group 5151: Radio and Television Broadcasting
        • Industry 51511: Radio Broadcasting
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 515111: Radio Networks
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 515112: Radio Stations
        • Industry 51512: Television Broadcasting
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 515120: Television Broadcasting
      • Industry Group 5152: Cable and Other Subscription Programming
        • Industry 51521: Cable and Other Subscription Programming
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 515210: Cable and Other Subscription Programming

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NAICS 3 Digit Subsector Code 515