Icasa yet to decide on MultiChoice investigation

SABC board meeting that revealed how MultiChoice offered to pay the public broadcaster R100m in exchange for political influence on digital migration.

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JOHANNESBURG - Broadcasting regulator Icasa says its council will meet on Tuesday to discuss whether it will investigate MultiChoice.

The Democratic Alliance revealed last week that minutes from an SABC board meeting show MultiChoice sought to pay the national broadcaster R100 million in exchange for its influence over government's position on set-top boxes.

The opposition party says this also supports allegations that ANN7 was paid by MultiChoice for similar influence and asked Icasa to investigate.

Icasa's Paseka Maleka said: “At the moment, I can’t confirm whether a decision will be made before the end of the year. However, the council has a meeting every Tuesday where these issues will be discussed.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)