TO READ: DTIC blamed as rocky times hit South African film industry

22 November 2021 ipoadmin 0

South Africa’s film industry is a success story, attracting foreign capital while creating jobs. But inexplicable decisions by the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition threaten to stifle growth. Desperate times call for desperate measures. And this is exactly how the co-founders of multiaward-winning film and television production house Yellowbone […]

Draft Audio-Visual agreement between South Africa and India

8 September 2021 ipoadmin 0

The Government of the Republic of India and the Government of the Republic of South Africa are seeking to improve cooperation between the two countries in the audiovisual field and invite interested parties to review the draft MOU for comments. Please submit any comments or suggestions you may have to […]

Must Carry Amendment Regulations Submission

8 July 2021 ipoadmin 0

Broadcast policy experts, where are you? We’d love to pick your brain! The IPO consulted to the SOS Support Public Broadcasting Coalition and Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) who backed the public broadcaster at the Must Carry Amendment Regulations public hearings in June.   The Must Carry Regulations have been in operation […]

ICASA’s Announcement on Local Content Regulations

29 May 2021 ipoadmin 0

The SOS: Support Public Broadcasting Coalition, the South African Screen Federation (SASFED) and the Independent Producers Organisation (IPO) are delighted with ICASA’s announcement on 27 May 2021 to reinstate the regulations for local content quotas it had exempted when it published its ICT COVID-19 National Disaster Regulations on 21 April […]

AV White Paper Hearings

24 May 2021 ipoadmin 0

On the 9th of October 2020, the Department published a Draft White Paper on Audio- and Audio-Visual Content in Government Gazette No. 43797 and received written inputs from interested parties. A number of stakeholders indicated their willingness to participate in the oral representations before the Department. The Department have published […]

ICASA Inquiry into Subscription Television Broadcasting Services

8 January 2021 ipoadmin 0

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA/the Authority) will hold public hearings from 12 to 15 January 2021 in respect of the draft findings document on the Inquiry into Subscription Television Broadcasting Services. The Authority notes that there were requests from some interested stakeholders for ICASA to consider deferring […]