An application for leave to appeal a court ruling on the licensing of three pornographic pay channels was dismissed by the Western Cape high court on Wednesday. Judge Lee Bozalek ruled that he correctly ordered that the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa
An application for leave to appeal a court ruling on the licensing of three pornographic pay channels will be heard in the Western Cape high court next month. The application by On Digital Media (ODM) will be heard by judge Lee Bozalek on 5 December. At the beginning of the month, Bozalek ordered
Judgment was reserved on Monday in the review application of On Digital Media’s licence to operate three adult channels on pay television. ODM operates the satellite pay-TV service StarSat. The Western Cape high court heard a concession from the group’s lawyer, Steven Budlender, that in fact
Communications regulator Icasa was not deceived about the type of content that would be shown on StarSat’s adult pay channels, the Western Cape high court heard on Thursday. Steven Budlender, for On Digital Media (operating as TopTV and later StarSat), said their expert’s comments about channel content at the Icasa public hearing was clearly taken out of context.
It is not a crime to distribute pornography to adults on a secure channel, On Digital Media (ODM) argued in the Western Cape high court on Wednesday. Steven Budlender, for ODM, said the Sexual Offences Amendment Act and the Films and Publications Act criminalised the
The decision to launch three adult pay channels on local television is about money, nonprofit organisation Doctors for Life told the Western Cape high court on Tuesday. Reg Willis, for Doctors for Life, argued that the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) had granted the licences to struggling On Digital Media without understanding
Members of the public were sufficiently advised that On Digital Media (ODM) was applying for three adult channels, communications regulator Icasa told the Western Cape high court on Tuesday. Icasa had put notices in the Government Gazette informing that submissions could be made and that there would be a public hearing