Beri

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She cannot direct herself out of a paper bag.....
 

ToxicBunny

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Its from Dina...

It has nothing to do with the consumer. I think her "Comrade/Fsck Buddy" needs more money to buy her expensive shoes.
 

akescpt

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Didn't mono choice send through the loyalty payment or didn't give an inflationary increase? Wonder what happened.
 

Quantum Theory

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Maybe it would be a bit cheaper if it wasn't so exclusive. Dont care either way. Long as my payment goes down!
Nothing will come of this... The government does not control the cost of sport rights and no competitor to DStv has the means to buy them. Just another minister having a brain fart.
 

siyya

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Hopeful this will turn to something. We must see all sports of national interest. Supersport is monopoly. It was unfair from the beginning.
 

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Hopeful this will turn to something. We must see all sports of national interest. Supersport is monopoly. It was unfair from the beginning.
How? Supersport does not control sport rights either. They are just the only ones that can afford them... Please explain how you are hoping the upstanding minister Pule is going to change this.
 

siyya

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How? Supersport does not control sport rights either. They are just the only ones that can afford them... Please explain how you are hoping the upstanding minister Pule is going to change this.
Supersport must be forced to allow sports of national interest to be available to everyone. Don't you like that? It make sense to me.
 

Quantum Theory

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Supersport must be forced to allow sports of national interest to be available to everyone. Don't you like that? It make sense to me.
So, Supersport must pay billions for it and broadcast it for free? Yeah, makes a lot of sense. They are not a charity and sport is not a necessity...

Pule must rather look at the ridiculous mismanagement of the SABC. The national broadcaster should be able to afford some rights. They are getting a massive chunk of our TV license money, but they are barely keeping their head above water... and the only reason why their head is still above the water, is because of government bailouts.

Yet, somehow, they are still able to send off they're suspended chiefs with million rand golden handshakes.
 

Wall

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Supersport must be forced to allow sports of national interest to be available to everyone. Don't you like that? It make sense to me.
This attitude is the cause of our country going downhill...

A sense of entitlement...
 

siyya

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I am not talking about all sports on tv, i am referring to sports that involves a nation, this nation is South Africa.

Sports like f1, grand slams of tennis, golf majors, overseas soccer leagues, these are not a national interest.
 

markings

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I am not talking about all sports on tv, i am referring to sports that involves a nation, this nation is South Africa.

Sports like f1, grand slams of tennis, golf majors, overseas soccer leagues, these are not a national interest.
I totally agree, and it doesn't have to be made available for free, just for a fair payment. There should be at least some precedents world wide what fair payment would consist of.
 

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I am not talking about all sports on tv, i am referring to sports that involves a nation, this nation is South Africa.

Sports like f1, grand slams of tennis, golf majors, overseas soccer leagues, these are not a national interest.
The problem with that is the SABC. CricketSA were basically giving away the rights to sabc during the last series in sa and they refused.
 

ab-user

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Taking coverage of the Comrades on SABC2 as an example, with ads and 'random' interviews at key points of the event and hence not focussing on the event I'd prefer sport to stay on DSTV. Actually I'd prefer for the SABC to be disbanded in total!

Not sure what Top TV expect out of this. They can barely keep the lights on as is - never mind pay for broadcasting rights / royalties.
 

BruceA

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I totally agree, and it doesn't have to be made available for free, just for a fair payment. There should be at least some precedents world wide what fair payment would consist of.
Great in theory - TopTV pay the same as DStv for the rights, except TopTV wouldn't be able to afford it. So should TopTV get it for free, or even at a reduced cost compared to DStv? Surely that kind of favouritism is exactly what we should be fighting against?
 

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The f@cking government will probably now insist that the rights be shared equally with the National Broadcaster and DSTV users (or probably the whole country) subsidizing it by means of some new sort of tax.
 
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