Digital TV News: Independent Communications Authority of South Africa

South African TV households to grow 10% by 2018
Dec 9, 2015 – According to Dataxis, the total number of South African TV households will grow 10% from end-2015 to end-2018 as pay-DTH continues to grow and new pay services using DTT and IPTV come on stream.
News categories: Dataxis, Digital TV, IPTV, Market Research, Satellite, South Africa, Terrestrial

Siyaya awarded broadcasting licence in South Africa
Nov 19, 2014 – Motive Television has said that is has been informed by Siyaya Free To Air TV of South Africa that Siyaya has received an official letter from ICASA advising that Siyaya TV has fully met ICASA's licensing terms.
News categories: Motive Television, ICASA, Leonard M Fertig, Regulation, Satellite, South Africa

ICASA issues updated DTT regulations
Aug 22, 2014 – The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has published regulations related to DTT broadcasting in the country. The purpose of the regulations is to promote diversity and competition as well as prescribe conditions for assignment of multiplex channel capacity.
News categories: Independent Communications Authority of South Africa, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Regulation, South Africa, Terrestrial

South Africa publishes revised Draft DTT Regulations for consultation
Jul 13, 2012 – The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa has published a revised set of Draft Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) regulations for another round of public consultation. Stakeholders have until 30 July 2012 to submit their written submissions.
News categories: Independent Communications Authority of South Africa, Digital TV, Regulation, South Africa, Terrestrial

TV4U receives DMB mobile TV licence in South Africa
Sep 28, 2010 – The Mobile TV Consortium has been awarded a one year broadcast licence by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) to test Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (DMB) technology.
News categories: Independent Communications Authority of South Africa, Mobile, South Africa

e.tv and Multichoice win mobile TV spectrum licences in South Africa
Sep 10, 2010 – The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has decided to grant the radio frequency spectrum licences for the purpose of providing mobile TV in the country on Multiplex 1 to e.tv (40%) and Multichoice (60%).
News categories: ICASA, Digital TV, Mobile, Regulation, South Africa

ICASA releases Position Paper on IPTV and VOD in South Africa
Aug 3, 2010 – The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has published a Position Paper to set out the Authority's position in relation to the regulatory treatment and licensing requirements attached to IPTV and VOD services in the country.
News categories: Independent Communications Authority of South Africa, IPTV, OTT, Regulation, South Africa

On Digital Media Contracts Three Transponders on ASTRA
Apr 19, 2010 – SES ASTRA (Paris:SESG; LuxX:SESG) has announced that it has signed a capacity agreement with South African pay-TV operator On Digital Media (ODM) for three transponders on its ASTRA 4A satellite.
News categories: SES ASTRA, On Digital Media, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Satellite, South Africa

South Africa Invites Applications for Spectrum Licences for Mobile TV
Apr 16, 2010 – The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has invited broadcasters to apply for radio frequency spectrum licences for the purpose of providing mobile television broadcasting services in the country.
News categories: Independent Communications Authority of South Africa, Digital TV, Mobile, Regulation, South Africa