Distribution - In Brief


- The opening up of premium sports TV rights to multiple broadcasters could become a reality in South Africa if the Government and regulator turn comments made this week in Parliament into action. South Africa's Communications Minister Diana Pule said she is to issue "a policy directive in the second quarter of 2013/2014 to Icasa to issue a regulation on market definition for wholesale access to premium TV content to address market competition," according to a report in TechCentral.

- African operator group Vodacom said it had delivered “a solid performance” in the year to 31 March 2013, while acknowledging “tough competition across all our markets”. The company identified a number of “key challenges”, including the growth of OTT and instant messaging services, access to spectrum for LTE, and pressures on consumer spending in South Africa. Read more here