SA’s communications authority will soon conduct an inquiry into  regulations that compel pay-TV operators to carry the SABC’s free-to-air channels, and whether this should still be done for free.

In 2008, the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) introduced “must-carry” regulations that force pay-TV companies to carry the SABC’s free-to-air channels — SABC1, SABC2 and SABC3 — to support universal access.

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