Response to Competition Tribunal Judgment on Multichoice Africa – SABC Merger

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Response to Competition Tribunal Judgment on Multichoice Africa – SABC Merger

MMA, SOS and Caxton have carefully considered the judgment of the Tribunal relating to the contractual arrangements between the SABC and Multichoice in respect of the SABC’s archives and the commitments given by the SABC in relation to future encryption of its broadcast signals. We are disappointed with the Tribunal’s decision given the fact that we believe that Multichoice has assumed control over important parts of the SABC’s business.

Accordingly, we intend launching an urgent appeal against the Tribunal’s judgment to the Competition Appeal Court.

Issued on behalf of SOS: Support Public Broadcasting, Media Monitoring Africa and Caxton CTP Publishers and Printers

 

For more information contact:

Sekoetlane Jacob Phamodi

Coordinator: SOS Coalition

076 084 8077

 

William Bird

Director: Media Monitoring Africa

082 887 1370