Browsing Archive: March, 2010

ICASA moves to regulate IPTV

Posted by LA Thornton on Thursday, March 4, 2010,
On 16 Feb 2010, ICASA published a Discussion Document on the Regulation of Internet Protocol TV, for public comment, due 26 March 2010.  ICASA indicates that the Discussion Document will lead to a regulatory framework for IPTV.  It sets out comparative regulatory frameworks in various other jurisdictions and concludes with some questions regarding the appropriate manner (if at all) to regulate IPTV in South Africa.
   
The Discussion Document asks fundamental questions like whether the EC Act ...
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Digital Migration Regulations

Posted by LA Thornton on Wednesday, March 3, 2010,
On 15 Feb 2010, ICASA published final Digital Migration Regulations following an aborted attempt to finalise the regulations in July 2009.  ICASA considered the Broadcasting Digital Migration Policy published by the Minister in Sept 2008, although it did not follow it completely.

The publication of the Digital Migration Regulations was accompanied by a Reasons Document on Digital Migration, detailing the process and ICASA‚Äôs reasoning. 

Back in 2008 when the Minister published the Digital Mig...
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