Broadcasting Bill should focus on SABC – stakeholders

2010-11-15 11:05

M-Net and MultiChoice joined other stakeholders today in calling for the draft Broadcasting Bill to only focus on the SABC, which is currently in crisis.

During oral submissions at Gallagher Estate in Midrand, the companies expressed how the SABC was in need of relief and how issues in the bill needed to be narrowed.

Director of regularities affairs at M-Net, Karen Willenberg, reminded the gathering that the Electronic Communications Act was the key statute that dealt with the licensing and regulations of the electronic communications sector.

“In its focus and purpose, the bill must find its place alongside existing legislation. It should only be dealing with issues of public broadcasting that require regulations over and above what is provided for in the Electronic Communications Act.”

M-Net and MultiChoice highlighted the need for a strong financial model at the SABC.

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