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Broadcasting in the digital age by Prof Alison Gillwald

To access this presentation please contact the NAB.

NAB inputs into the 2014-2019 ICASA strategy

The NAB welcomes the opportunity to make its presentation to the Authority, and prior engagements the ICASA CEO had with the NAB executive committee. We hope our inputs will add value and help shape the Authority’s 5 year strategy. Three television broadcasters are directly affected by digital migration: SABC, etv and M-Net. Analogue Terrestrial Television currently provides TV services to over 41 million South Africans. Terrestrial TV is a mass medium, and of these 41 million South African television viewers, terrestrial FTA television is the sole source of education, information and entertainment for over 26 million South Africans. An approach to spectrum allocation as a result of digital migration and the digital dividend must take into account the importance of Terrestrial Television in SA. The spectrum is directly linked to the future viability of Terrestrial Television and serving the needs of citizens.

NAB presentation to the DOC follow-up workshop on radio frequency spectrum policy

On 18 September 2009 the DOC published a draft Spectrum Policy for public comment. The NAB participated in this public consultative process, which led to the department publishing a final Spectrum Policy on 16 April 2010. The NAB notes that the DOC has called this workshop to consider a review of the 2010 Spectrum Policy. It is apparent that the DoC has been engaging with a range of stakeholders, however the NAB has not had the opportunity to meet the DOC on the proposed Spectrum Policy review process until today. The NAB therefore appreciates this workshop, and would require additional time to consult its membership on key matters that affect broadcasters.

NAB meeting with Minister Yunus Carrim

On 22 August 2013 the NAB, represented by Karen Willenberg, Chairperson, Philly Moilwa, Deputy Chairperson, and Dimakatso Qocha, Deputy Executive Director, made a presentation to Minister Yunus Carrim 

NAB meeting with Minister Faith Muthambi

On 5 August 2014 the NAB, represented by Mr. Philly Moilwa, Deputy Chairperson, Ms. Nadia Bulbulia, Executive Director, Ms. Dimakatso Qocha, Deputy Exec Director, and executive committee members Mr. Vasili Vass and Ms. Wilma Van Schalkwyk, made a presentation to Minister Faith Muthambi. To access this presentation, please contact the NAB Offices.

NAB Future of Broadcasting

The key is to define your business properly and not confuse it with the medium - broadcasters provide video or audio content over any network, anywhere, anytime.

NAB report on the Future of TV and Levy Proposal - Television landscape to 2014

How the television landscape has changed and will change in the short-term past and future.

Amendment of the Electronic Communications Act 36 of 2005

The NAB participated in oral representations before the Portfolio Committee on Communication on 29 October 2007.  On of the key issues broadcasters objected to was the inclusion of the definition of “public entity” in the Bill. Including the definition of public entity in the Amendment Bill would give unintended results, as the NAB believed it is not the intention of the DoC to have all entities listed under schedule 2 and 3 of the PFMA to be governed by the EC Act.

NAB Submission to ICASA on the Position Paper on Ownership and Control

ICASA published its Discussion Paper on the Review of Ownership and Control of Broadcasting Services and Existing Commercial Sound Broadcasting Licences in Notice 1825 published in Government Gazette 23873 dated 30 September 2002 (“the Discussion Paper”).



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