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SABC says concerned about commission ruling on Multichoice deal

The South African Broadcasting Corporation said on Monday it had noted with concern the Competition Commission’s ruling on the R500 million agreement it entered into with pay-TV operator, Multichoice in July 2013, which has since expired.

The commission ruled that a channel distribution agreement between the SABC and MultiChoice constituted a notifiable merger and recommended that the two must file the agreement as a merger with respect to the encryption part of the deal, to avoid violating competition laws.

The five-year agreement gave MultiChoice the right to broadcast SABC’s 24-hour news channel and an entertainment channel, SABC Encore.

SABC spokesperson Neo Momodu said the public broadcaster had since entered into a new commercial channel supply agreement with Multichoice which in its understanding did not constitute a merger.

African News Agency

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