Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams said that as part of its turnaround strategy, the SABC will turn to “over-the-top” or streaming services in a bid to help the public broadcaster up its revenue.
It is not the SABC’s intention to compete with Netflix. Its video streaming plans are a smart move by management that deserve praise, not scorn. By Duncan McLeod.
In a potentially serious blow to state-owned broadcasting signal distributor Sentech, the SABC has said it wants to make much more extensive use of direct-to-home satellite technology for digital broadcasting.
South Africa’s embattled public broadcaster is to receive R2.1-billion on 7 October as part of an initial tranche of a R3.2-billion bailout from the government.
Icasa’s proposal to force sporting bodies to make “games of national interest” freely available to the SABC will have unintended consequences not only for sports but also for constitutionalism. By Martin van Staden.