New digital TV channels for South Africa – applications open

Sonic2k

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Looky, the cANCer needs money for its upcoming election campaign...
 

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Among the criteria to qualify for the spectrum are that:

An applicant must be a television broadcasting service licensee, as defined in the Promotion of Diversity and Competition on Digital Terrestrial Television Regulations.
An applicant must have a minimum of 30% ownership held by historically disadvantaged person(s) and/or have a level 4 Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) status.

Streaming OTOH requires no red tape. Broadcasting is archaic.
 

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Streaming OTOH requires no red tape. Broadcasting is archaic.

and there's no BEE penalty costs associated with operating a foreign owned service delivered through the internet in South Africa.

Netflix is able to be more competitive as they not only have no licencing red tape but don't have any costs imposed due to BEE requirements either.

Globalisation will kill BEE eventually if South Africa wants any hope being competitive with foreign services being offered locally, at least from a tech perspective.
 
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Icasa has issued an invitation to apply for multiplexer 3 digital terrestrial television [highlight]spectrum[/highlight].

Wait a minute, did I miss something, has ICASA actually started allocating digital dividend spectrum before the death of analogue terrestrial TV?

What about allocating spectrum for broadband networks like LTE?

An [highlight]applicant must be a television broadcasting service licensee[/highlight], as defined in the Promotion of Diversity and Competition on Digital Terrestrial Television Regulations.

Incumbents only, competition be damned.

SABC, MonoChoice, ANN7, eTV, StarSat, and what other companies can apply?
 
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