Five new pay-TV companies licenced

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has confirmed it has conditionally granted five licences for individual commercial subscription broadcasting services (initial pay-TV report here).

“Although the conditions imposed are specific to each of the five applicants, they generally relate to, amongst others: confirmation of equity ownership; funding requirements; further research; confirmation of local content; and programming content agreements,” Icasa said.

Icasa has decided to conditionally grant individual commercial subscription broadcasting service licences to:

  • Close-T Broadcast Network Holdings (Pty) Ltd;
  • Mindset Media Enterprises (Pty) Ltd;
  • Mobile TV (Pty) Ltd;
  • Kagiso TV (Pty) Ltd; and
  • Siyaya Free To Air (Pty) Ltd.

These applicants have been given a period of 3 months to comply with the conditions.

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