Broadcast Regulation

Apr 19, 2019  |  ICASA Says That Netflix And DStv Are Not In Competition In South Africa

According to the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), there is a significant difference between streaming services such as Netflix and the services being provided by traditional broadcasters in South Africa – such as DStv. In a conversation with ...


Apr 16, 2019  |  FTA Threatens To Take ICASA To Court After Losing Bid For Free-To-Air TV Licence

One of the losing bidders for the highly sought-after free-to-air television licence that was recently awarded by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) is very upset over the results, calling it a lost opportunity for local youth and ...


Apr 15, 2019  |  ICASA Plans To End DStv’s Monopoly In South Africa

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has released the findings of its inquiry into South Africa’s subscription TV broadcasting services. The regulator said that this process began in 2016 when ICASA published a notice of its plans to ...


Apr 15, 2019  |  Zambia Lifts Prime TV Suspension With Immediate Effect

The Independent Broadcasting Authority of Zambia has lifted the suspension of Prime Television with immediate effect, after a successful appeal the station made to Dora Siliya, the state’s Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services. On the 4th of March, 2019, ...


MultiChoice Nigeria Insists That GOtv Licence Has Been Renewed

The management team of MultiChoice Nigeria, the owners of GOtv and DStv, has confirmed that it has renewed GOtv’s licence with the National Broadcasting Commission. However, the pay-TV company did not confirm if its licence had been cancelled by the ...

South Africa’s Department Of Communications And ICT Stakeholders Discuss Licensing Of Spectrum

South Africa’s Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams and her deputy, Pinky Kekana, recently met with stakeholders from the ICT (Information and Communication Technology) industry to conclude consultations on their interpretation of the spectrum licensing process as defined by the laws of ...

Kenyan Communications Authority Reviews Programming Code For Pay-TV Operators

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has announced that it is currently in the process of reviewing the programming code for the country’s pay television operators. The code that is currently in place was developed in 2015 and has been ...

ICASA Appoints Acting Chairperson For South Africa's Broadcasting Regulator

ICASA has appointed Dr Keabetswe Modimoeng as the Acting Chairperson at South Africa's broadcasting regulator. The appointment is effective immediately, and it comes after the dismissal of the previous Chairperson of ICASA, Rubben Mohlaloga following his fraud conviction. ICASA said ...

South Africa’s Premier Soccer League Threatens To Shut Down If ICASA Breaks DStv Monopoly

South Africa’s Premier Soccer League (PSL) has revealed that it is against the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA’s) plans to amend the Sports Broadcasting Services Regulations. The purpose of the amended regulations is to make big sporting events ...

Kwese TV’s Broadcasting Licence Bid Is Big On Sports But Lacks News

Pan African broadcaster, Kwese TV hopes to enter the local free-to-air market and has told the Independent Broadcasting Authority (ICASA) its presence in the media space will ensure that it delivers a quality service. In its submission during the public ...

SABC May Get In Trouble With South Africa's Watchdog

The Complaints and Compliance Committee (CCC) is holding a public hearing with regards to a complaint lodged by Media Monitoring and Support Public Broadcasting Coalition against the SABC. The charge stems from an interview on SABC 3’s Real Talk with ...

Nigerian Copyrights Commission Accuses TV Stations of Theft

After a surveillance visit to the transmission site in Kaduna, Nigerian Copyrights Commission (NCC) said there is a possibility that it might shut down ABG Communications and QQTV Digital Satellite Station because of piracy and illegal broadcast of foreign television ...

ICASA Investigates The Impact Of Must-Carry Regulations

South Africa’s broadcasting regulator, ICASA, has announced that it is conducting a regulatory impact evaluation on Must-Carry Regulations. The regulations that were implemented in 2008 are aimed at making public broadcast service television available to all South Africans. Must-carry regulations ...

South Africa: Government Kickstarts Review of Broadcasting Policy With SABC

The South African government has announced the commencement of the review of the country's public broadcasting policy with the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) to be reviewed first! Among issues up for review are; the maintenance of a 3-tier broadcasting ...

Upcoming Programmes & Activities

TV Content Development, Distribution and Monetisation Forum

25th - 26th June 2019

Swakumpond | Namibia

Effective Funding and Financing For Broadcast Organsations In The Digital Ecosystem

24th - 25th July 2019

Port Louis | Mauritius

Broadcast Infrastructure and Platforms For A Converged Media Ecosystem

27th - 28th August 2019

Johannesburg | South Africa

OTT Content Streaming and Video On Demand (VoD) Services Forum

11th - 12th September 2019

Lagos | Nigeria

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