SABC can’t stop us: OpenView HD

OpenView HD operator Platco Digital, a sister company to E-tv, has said in a statement on Thursday, 19 September 2013, that the SABC cannot prevent them from broadcasting their channels.

Platco was responding to a statement issued by the SABC earlier that day, in which the public broadcaster accused it of “misleading the public”.

The SABC said that it has no agreement with Platco regarding its channels, and appealed to Platco to “withdraw its statements and pronouncements immediately”.

However, according to Platco the SABC as the public broadcaster has various obligations and any attempts by the SABC to prevent Platco from carrying the SABC channels would be unlawful.

Platco reaffirmed that OpenView HD will be broadcasting SABC 1, 2, and 3 when it launches.

The full statement from Platco is reproduced below:

Platco Digital notes with interest SABC’s statement of 19th of September, regarding their inclusion on the OpenView HD platform.

Platco is surprised by the statement issued by the SABC. Platco will be carrying SABC 1, 2 and 3 from the launch date. The SABC as the public broadcaster has various obligations and any attempts by the SABC to prevent Platco from carrying the SABC channels would be unlawful.

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