Tag Archives: Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)

Icasa to regulate sports broadcast in South Africa

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) is targeting the end of September to release the final sports broadcast regulations for 2020. Icasa wants to amend the sports broadcasting services regulations so that sporting events of national interest receive live or delayed live or delayed coverage on free-to-air television. Events included in the proposed [...]

ICASA conducts workshops to seek views on local content regulations

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has planned to conduct workshops to receive feedback from stakeholders on two draft regulations related to South African local content for television and radio, and on South African music. Based on the feedback, ICASA will release the final regulations. The workshops will be held in different areas [...]

WoWtv seeks ICASA approval for broadcasting

Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has reportedly received an application from Walking On Water Television (WoWtv) for the authorisation of 19 video channels and eight radio channels. Regarding this development, ICASA has invited comments from all interested stakeholders. The stakeholders will have to responded before 14 working days of the date of publication [...]

South African broadcaster’s exclusive content rights under fire

South Africa plans to push forward a regulation to control exclusive premium content like sports rights, films, and other content previously accessed through exclusive terms among the countrys broadcasters, announced Siyabonga Cwele, the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services in South Africa. We intend to direct the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) to [...]

ODM requests transfer of StarSat licence to StarTimes

South African pay-DTH operator, On Digital Media (ODM), has applied to the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) to transfer the licence of StarSat (formerly known as TopTV) to StarTimes Media. StarTimes is financing a bailout of troubled ODM, which could lead to the Chinese company taking a 20% share in ODM. ICASA confirmed [...]