ICASA inquiry into digital sound broadcasting services

2018-04-19T12:41:41+00:00 April 19th, 2018|broadcasting / DTT, policy, snippets|

[19 April 2018] ICASA is launching an inquiry into digital sound broadcasting ("DSB") services in South Africa. The inquiry will examine the prospects of implementing such services, with particular focus on the manner in which this implementation could improve spectrum efficiency and management. Interested parties are invited to provide submissions on the Discussion Document on [...]

Inquiry into competition in subscription television broadcasting services

2018-04-04T10:53:07+00:00 April 4th, 2018|broadcasting / DTT, competition, ICASA, snippets|

[4 April 2018] ICASA will be holding public hearings in respect of the the Discussion Document on the Inquiry into Subscription Television Broadcasting Services on 7 to 11 May 2018 at ICASA's offices in Sandton. Those stakeholders who provided written submissions have the opportunity to make oral presentations. Enquiries can be directed to Ms Violet [...]

Community Broadcasting

2016-10-10T09:01:17+00:00 October 7th, 2016|broadcasting / DTT, Open for comment, snippets|

[7 October 2015] We are receiving a lot of queries with regard to community broadcasting licences. Unfortunately the moratorium on the issuing of these licences announced by ICASA on 22 September 2015 is still in place. Moratorium __ [13 July 2015] The Minister of Communications has published a Draft Community Broadcasting Support Scheme for public [...]

Broadcasting Amendment Bill 2015

2015-12-07T08:38:21+00:00 December 7th, 2015|broadcasting / DTT, legislation, snippets|

[7 December 2015] As introduced into Parliament by the Minister of Communications on 4 December 2015: Broadcasting Amendment Bill 2015 [B39-2015] ___ [15 November 2015] The Department of Communications has published a notice in the Gazette revealing its intention to introduce a Bill during November to amend the Broadcasting Act of 1999. Explanatory Summary Broadcasting Amendment [...]

Review of Regulation on South African Local Content: Television and Radio

2015-09-30T11:01:53+00:00 September 30th, 2015|broadcasting / DTT, miscellaneous, snippets|

[30 September 2015] Notice has been given of public hearings to be held regarding the Position Paper and Draft Regulations on South African Local Content: Television and Radio (see lower on for links). The hearings are scheduled for 1 and 2 October 2015. Notice of Public Hearings - Dates and Agenda ICASA Is Convening Public [...]

Broadcasting: Invitation to Apply for MUX 3 capacity

2015-09-17T09:05:08+00:00 September 16th, 2015|broadcasting / DTT, snippets, Uncategorized|

[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 [...]

DoC Broadcasting Policy Review

2017-03-03T12:58:38+00:00 December 1st, 2014|broadcasting / DTT, Open for comment, policy, snippets, Uncategorized|

[1 December 2014] The deadline for submissions has been extended to 16 January 2015. Notice on DoC website ___ [13 November 2014]  The Department of Communications has called for written proposals on a new review of existing broadcasting policy. Call for Written Proposals on Broadcasting Policy Review November 2014 Minister's Statement on the Broadcasting Policy [...]

ITA for Individual Commercial Free To Air Television Broadcasting Service Licences

2014-11-24T18:52:56+00:00 November 24th, 2014|broadcasting / DTT, Open for comment, snippets|

[24 November 2014] The deadline for responses to the ITA has been extended to 31 March 2015. ___ [3 September 2014] ICASA issued an Invitation to Apply for Individual Commercial Free To Air Television Broadcasting Service Licences under section 8 of the Electronic Communications Act on 28 August 2014. Invitation To Apply for Free to Air Television Broadcasting [...]

Promotion of Diversity and Competition on Digital Terrestrial Television Regulations, 2014

2014-09-03T20:41:11+00:00 August 30th, 2014|broadcasting / DTT, snippets|

[30 August 2014] The Promotion of Diversity and Competition on Digital Terrestrial Television Regulations, 2014 came into force on publication in the Government Gazette on 22 August 2014. Promotion of Diversity and Competition on DTT Regulations 2014 The Regulations are intended to promote diversity and competition in digital TV and set out how spectrum will be allocated to [...]