ICASA rejects all five free-to-air TV licence applicants

Wednesday 16 March 2016 | 09:34 CET | News
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has rejected all five applicants for free-to-air television broadcasting licences, TechCentral reported. Acting chairman Rubben Mohlaloga said it was forced to do so because of failure to meet the requirements set out in the invitation to apply and in applicable legislation. Grounds included foreign shareholding, ownership by historically disadvantaged individuals, corporate status and finances.

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: Econet / ICASA / Infinity / Liquid Telecom / MultiChoice
Countries: South Africa
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