[3 August 2018] ICASA is inviting applications for the radio frequency spectrum for the purposes of providing a commercial subscription broadcasting service. The successful applicant will be assigned 45% capacity of the third multiplex (MUX3) to provide the service.

Invitation to Apply 2018

ICASA Media Release


[16 September 2015] ICASA has issued out an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for the issuing of radio frequency spectrum licences making up the third Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT3) – referred to as multiplexer 3 (MUX 3) in the Promotion of Diversity and Competition on Digital Terrestrial Television Regulations 2014 for the purpose of providing commercial subscription television broadcasting services.

Multiplexer 3 (MUX 3) Radio Frequency Spectrum License Invitation to apply

A non-refundable fee of R100 000 applies and applications are due by 16h00 on 30 November 2015.

This a competitive process with three stages:

  • Prequalification criteria: an applicant must
  • Sealed bids: submission of sealed bids with highest qualified bidder being the winner
  • Granting of licence

The successful applicant will be assigned 45% of MUX 3 capacity for the provision of commercial subscription broadcasting services.

Of interest:

  • The successful applicant will be required to pay annual radio frequency spectrum licence fees (as opposed to the current position under which broadcasting service licensees are not required to pay such fees)

Failure to meet 50% of roll-out targets prior to the second anniversary of the first proposed launch of the service will be regarded as non-utilisation and will result in the withdrawal of the spectrum licence