24 October 2020, IOL, Norman Cloete
Director at Media Monitoring Africa, William Bird said Multichoice has a footprint in 50% of households across SA and many of those subscribers do not have valid TV licences.
“Multichoice definitely has the infrastructure. They can do it. As it stands, you could interpret it that the SABC can demand Netflix and Multichoice or another entity to help with the collection of TV licence fees. Under the current law they can’t but if the White paper is adopted, it can happen,” said Bird.