Big TV licence changes planned

25 May 2022 ipoadmin 0

Source: Business Tech The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is moving ahead with plans to introduce a new tax to replace the longstanding TV licence fee. The proposal, which is included in the national broadcaster’s latest annual performance plan, will see the implementation of a ‘technology-neutral’ public media levy to […]

Big TV licence change planned for South Africa

10 February 2022 ipoadmin 0

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is expected to move forward with plans to introduce a TV licence moratorium or amnesty period in South Africa. This was confirmed in an auditor-general report to parliament on Wednesday (9 February), with the national broadcaster facing billions of rands in irregular expenditure and […]

SABC invites bids for streaming platform

14 December 2021 ipoadmin 0

SABC, has issued a Request for Proposals (RfP) from potential suppliers of a streaming service that forms a key part of the broadcaster’s future strategy. The 73-page RfP is designed to build on data and suggestions received a year ago from potential streaming technology suppliers. Currently SABC leaves its content to […]

SABC tables annual report

6 October 2021 ipoadmin 0

The South African Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC) 2020/21 Annual Report was tabled in Parliament on 30 September 2021.  As detailed in the Annual Report, the public broadcaster continues to deliver on its extensive public service mandate despite very challenging conditions. The year under review had an economic meltdown exacerbated by the […]

SABC financial woes continue

18 August 2021 ipoadmin 0

The SABC told Parliament that South Africa’s ongoing economic troubles weighed on its hopes for a recovery in the 2020 financial year, subduing advertising and TV licence revenue. The public broadcaster said due to South Africa’s ongoing depressed economic environment caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, clients continued to readjust their […]

SABC heads to commission in fees fight with Sentech

30 May 2021 ipoadmin 0

The SABC’s fight with Sentech over tariffs is going from a skirmish to a full-blown public confrontation. The stakes couldn’t be higher — for both sides. TechCentral has learnt that the SABC has written to both the Competition Commission and communications regulator Icasa over what it calls Sentech’s “unfair and […]