SABC wants DStv to pay to carry its channels

Thursday 23 November 2017 | 10:27 CET | News
Instead of giving away its channels SABC1, SABC2 and SABC3 for free to subscription broadcasters like DStv, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) wants to be able to negotiate payment, reports City-Press. A large portion of DStv's market watches SABC channels via their decoder and SABC1 remains the nation's best loved channel. 

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: DStv / ICASA / MultiChoice / Naspers
Countries: South Africa
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Quite frankly, the SABC should pay DSTV for carrying their channels which they say they do for free?
Anonymous @ 23/11/2017 - 12:58

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