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MultiChoice South Africa sues Icasa over pay-TV market regulation

Thursday 30 May 2019 | 11:56 CET | News
MultiChoice South Africa is taking Icasa to court over the regulator's inquiry into the pay-TV market, reports Mybroadband. The broadcaster said the regulations pose a risk for the company, as the DStv and SuperSport brands often acquire exclusive broadcasting rights to major sporting events, both local and international. Icasa is currently holding public hearings on the Draft Sports Broadcasting Services Amendment Regulations, which look at how South Africans can access national sporting events and how minority and developmental sport receives exposure. 

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