The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) will hold public hearings regarding a discussion document on digital sound broadcasting service in South Africa. The discussion document on Digital Sound Broadcasting Services was published on 29 March 2018 inviting interested stakeholders to submit their written comments. ICASA subsequently received 23 submissions.
The public hearings will be held from 11 to 13 July 2018 at ICASA Offices (Block C Presentation Room) in Sandton from 09h00 to 16h00.
As technology changes every day, it also changes the way people receive digital media and experience their favourite programmes both on radio and television as well as access to movies. “These changes in technology further encourage ICASA to have a forward-looking view of the space which we regulate. It is our view that with so many ever-expanding options, digital broadcasting will truly assist in closing the door on analogue broadcasting,” comments Adv. Dimakatso Qocha, ICASA councillor.