Review of Public Broadcasting Policy

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Submissions are now closed (since 30 July 2018)

Communications

The Department of Communications intends to undertake a review of the public broadcasting policy in terms of section 3(2) of the Broadcasting Act, 1999 (Act No.4 of 1999), and is asking you to comment.

The issues covered include, but are not limited to:
• The mandate;
• The size and scope of the public broadcaster;
• Appropriate funding model for public mandate, including sports of national interest;
• Governance framework;
• Accountability measures; and
• Carriage of public channels by subscription broadcasting services (Must carry obligations).

It is envisaged that the outcome of this process will inform and be incorporated in the comprehensive broadcasting policy review which will get underway in due course.

Comments can be emailed to the Acting Director General at pbs@doc.gov.za by no later than Monday, 30 July 2018.

Enquiries can be directed to the Acting Director General on tel (012) 473 0414


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