Sentech has announced reduced signal distribution costs for community broadcasters. The change came into effect on the 1st of April 2012.
On the 16th of April 2012 the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa, ICASA announced that Sentech’s average decrease in signal distribution costs for community radio is 65%, and 33% for community TV services.
Bush Radio Managing Director Brenda Leonard said that it is great news that the tarrifs have been reduced.
She also said that they raised the matter with Portfolio Committee on Communications back in January this year, during their visit to the station.
She believes that a long-term reduced tariff would contribute to the development of community broadcasting and its sustainability.
MDDA‘s CEO Lumko Mtimde said that this is the move in the right direction, and that they hope that a more differentiated structure will be regulated.
Article originally published by Bushradionews
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