South Africa consumer union wants TV licences scrapped

Wednesday 17 May 2017 | 10:12 CET | News
The South African National Consumer Union (Sancu) is opposed to television licences for smartphones, PCs and tablets, and argues that TV licences should be scrapped altogether, reports MyBroadband. South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) CEO James Aguma told Parliament that the Broadcasting Act should be changed so that TV licence fees could be collected on more viewing devices. Aguma said the Act requires people to pay a licence fee for a device which can receive a TV signal, but argued that more people are watching TV on devices such as computers, tablets and mobile phones.

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: South Africa Broadcasting
Countries: South Africa
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