Regulation & Policy News - In Brief

Regulation & Policy

- April 2012 in Nigeria, the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) DG, Mallam Magawata, listed the achievements of the outfit under him to include digitalisation efforts to comply with ITV’s 2015 deadline for organisations to migrate from analogue to digital broadcasting; crashing down of decoder-based satellite broadcasting through its Star Times TV; multi channel creation for news, sports, entertainment and education; corporate social responsibility, among others.

- On 25 Apr. 2012, the Mail & Guardian reported that pay-TV broadcaster MultiChoice had been fined R10,000 by the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA (BCCSA) for the inappropriate age restriction assigned to an episode of Banzai, a gaming comedy show shown on the Sony Max channel on the MultiChoice DStv platform.