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Icasa to investigate MultiChoice payments to broadcasters

Monday 29 January 2018 | 11:20 CET | News
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa will investigate a complaint lodged by the Democratic Alliance against MultiChoice about payments to the SABC and ANN7 that have been described by critics as 'kickbacks' designed to try to influence government policy, Techcentral reported. DA MP Phumzile Van Damme said that Icasa confirmed to the party in writing that the matter has been referred to its compliance and consumer affairs division for investigation.

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: ICASA / MultiChoice
Countries: South Africa
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