A former e.tv employee competing for a seat on the board of the communications regulator‚ the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa)‚ wants DStv to make its subscriptions cheaper. Natalie Delport‚ who left Sabido‚ the owners of e.tv in 2016‚ was being interviewed by MPs for three vacancies on the Icasa board. Responding to a question from EFF MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi‚ Delport agreed that there was a monopoly in the pay television space and that this needed to be addressed. Delport said she was "split" in terms of her views on pay television because while it was a brilliant business concept, it was also a monopoly. "I think more can be done to share the benefits that pay TV [offers]. I’d be saying‚ ‘Koos‚ I think you need to make the DStv bouquet more accessible and affordable’. In the pay TV space I think there is monopoly and something can be done about that‚" said Delport. She did not give details on how to reduce DStv bouquet prices. Ndlozi had asked her what Icasa could d...

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