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Icasa must revisit StarSat porn channels

 

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Broadcasting regulator Icasa was ordered on Monday to review its decision to license three porn pay channels.

Handing down judgment in the Western Cape high court, judge Lee Bozalek said the decision taken last year by Icasa to grant three broadcast licences to On Digital Media (ODM) was reviewed and set aside.

“The matter is remitted back to the second respondent (Icasa) for reconsideration,” Bozalek said.

Icasa’s decision to authorise ODM “is reviewed and set aside”, he said.

ODM (operating as TopTV and later StarSat) was granted three licences on April 23 last year to broadcast Playboy TV, Desire TV, and Brazzers, subject to conditions.

Icasa’s issuing the licences was challenged by the Justice Alliance of SA (Jasa), Doctors for Life, and Cause for Justice, who argued that Icasa erred in licensing the channels.

In his short judgment, judge Bozalek also ordered Icasa and ODM to pay the applicants’ costs.

Speaking to Sapa, Jasa lawyer John Smyth QC said he understood the judgment to mean that ODM would have to halt broadcasting pending whatever decision Icasa came to after reviewing the licences.

“As I understand it … [they]must discontinue broadcasting forthwith,” he said.  — Sapa

3 Comments

  1. “Justice Alliance of SA (Jasa), Doctors for Life, and Cause for Justice”

    ought to have better things to do with their money.

    Besides the fact that FREE porn is readily available (Google your favourite sexual activity with Safe search off..) these entities are acting in a counter-intuitive manner.

    PS I’m still not blind…

  2. Yes, these 3 groups are putting their noses where its not welcome. Total waste of money if you ask me

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