On Digital Media (ODM), the parent company of TopTV, lodged a complaint with the Competition Commission several months ago accusing MultiChoice of anti-competitive abuses, TechCentral reported today (24 May 2013).
According to the report, ODM asked the Commission to refer the matter to the Competition Tribunal and quoted a spokesperson for the Commission as saying that the complaint is still being processed by its screening unit.
The report went on to outline how ODM explains its attempts to gain access to SuperSport 3 and 4 in its complaint.
MultiChoice are accused refusing TopTV access to its SuperSport channels and offering a stripped-down sports channel instead that would only feature two live soccer games per week from a secondary league (La Liga).
Talks around this channel reportedly broke down shortly before the launch of TopTV.
Update: TopTV CEO Eddie Mbalo has confirmed that they filed a complaint against MultiChoice with the Competition Commission.