MultiChoice, SABC Deal Criticised

The controversial R550 million agreement governing the SABC’s 24-hour news channel on MultiChoice’s DStv bouquet is back in the spotlight

The controversial R550 million agreement governing the South African Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC) 24-hour news channel on MultiChoice’s DStv bouquet is back in the spotlight as a group of broadcasting and media stakeholders launched a legal bid to get competition authorities to review the deal.

According to City Press, Caxton Publishers, Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) and the SOS: Support Public Broadcasting Coalition have joined forces in the legal bid before the Competition Tribunal, arguing the deal is not in the public interest.

“When news of the deal broke in 2013, both MMA and SOS ­expressed deep concern as to the nature of the deal,” explains William Bird, director at MMA.

To read the article titled, “MultiChoice, SABC deal ‘not in the public interest’,” click here.  

Source: 
Fin 24

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