SABC wants you to pay a TV licence for your computer, cellphone and tablet

Adrianax

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SABC wants you to pay a TV licence for your computer, cellphone and tablet

Cape Town – SABC CEO James Aguma shocked on Wednesday by telling parliament the SABC wants the Broadcasting Act changed to include more viewing devices so that more people need a SABC TV licence, for instance for computers, cellphones and tablets.

Aguma, SABC executives and the SABC’s new interim board appeared before parliament’s portfolio committee on communications to brief members of parliament about the latest situation at the crisis-riddled public broadcaster and its revised corporate plan.

He said the SABC is budgeting for lower revenue from SABC TV licences this year, but that the SABC wants to see changes made to the Broadcasting Act to make it mandatory for people to pay a TV licence for more devices they view content on.

Currently people are required to pay a TV licence for a device that can receive a TV signal. As video-on-demand (VOD), digital broadcasting and video content channeled through other device however grows, millions more South Africans are watching TV content on computers, laptops, cellphones, tablets and other devices.

Aguma told parliament that if the Broadcasting Act is changed, it would broaden the collection base for SABC TV licences which in turn would help to increase the potential revenue the public broadcaster could collect from this income stream.
http://www.channel24.co.za/TV/News/...r-your-computer-cellphone-and-tablet-20170510
 

AstroTurf

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Dear SABC.

I will pay my tv licence when you have sorted your **** out, gotten rid of all the propaganda, gotten rid of all the ANC control/mouth pieces and last but not least, start the digital migration.
 

Jola

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TV licences must be scrapped, SABC should only earn revenues from advertising.

That would help to ensure proper governance.
 

Sinbad

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WaxLyrical

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I had to re-check the date to make sure it's not 1 April.

They can take a flying **** on a rolling doughnut.
 

halfmoonforever

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1 billion in debt, can't fathom what they'd use the money for. eTV can thrive without being spoonfed money from some archaic law like the SABC gets, so why the hell should I pay if my taxes already bails you out for mismanaging your business? gfy
 

Ho3n3r

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TV licences must be scrapped, SABC should only earn revenues from advertising.

That would help to ensure proper governance.

Since when has any SOE ever "done the right thing"?
 

Adrianax

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Most people in SA with cellphones and tablets can't even afford bandwidth. How do they expect to get TV licenses from the poor people who somehow got hold of an old cellphone or tablet?
 
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