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MultiChoice cleared of state capture allegations in shady R553-million DStv-SABC deal

The Judicial Commission of Inquiry into State Capture has found no evidence to support allegations that MultiChoice behaved improperly when it negotiated a controversial R553-million channel carriage deal with the SABC in 2013.

The deal set off alarms when news emerged that it included a clause that effectively blocked the SABC from encrypting its channels when South Africa migrates from analogue to digital terrestrial TV.
 

deweyzeph

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What I've never understood is why Multichoice would want to pay the SABC to carry its channels? Surely the SABC should be paying Multichoice to carry its channels? I mean, who's doing who the favour in this situation? Multichoice doesn't need the SABC, why would it want to waste money carrying the SABC's crappy channels?
 

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What I've never understood is why Multichoice would want to pay the SABC to carry its channels? Surely the SABC should be paying Multichoice to carry its channels? I mean, who's doing who the favour in this situation? Multichoice doesn't need the SABC, why would it want to waste money carrying the SABC's crappy channels?
Coz sabc offers BEEEEEEEEEEEE content and multichoice has to follow the rules.
 

r00igev@@r

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What I've never understood is why Multichoice would want to pay the SABC to carry its channels? Surely the SABC should be paying Multichoice to carry its channels? I mean, who's doing who the favour in this situation? Multichoice doesn't need the SABC, why would it want to waste money carrying the SABC's crappy channels?
Ze comrades must eat!
 

Inyanga

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Ze comrades must eat!
The reality this deal was purely to get SABC to change their stance on encryption. Corrupt from the word go hence the DSTV executives dodging and diving. Now SABC cannot collect licence fees. Serves them right. As for DSTV their future will go the same way as what happened to PayTv in the US eventually as the internet here improves.
 
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