16 min

Legal Concerns Over Multichoice and French Canal‪+‬ iAfrikan BYTES

    • Technology

The French pay-television firm Canal Plus upped its stake in Multichoice to 30 percent, making it the largest stakeholder. This has alarmed market observers. Critical, is section 64 of the electronic communication Act, which regulates the extent to which foreign entities can have interests in commercial broadcasting services within South Africa. In this episode of iAfrikan BYTES, from law firm PPM Attorneys, we're joined by Lucien Pierce, to unpack the interpretation of section 64 and understand the legality of Canal Plus largest shareholder status.

The French pay-television firm Canal Plus upped its stake in Multichoice to 30 percent, making it the largest stakeholder. This has alarmed market observers. Critical, is section 64 of the electronic communication Act, which regulates the extent to which foreign entities can have interests in commercial broadcasting services within South Africa. In this episode of iAfrikan BYTES, from law firm PPM Attorneys, we're joined by Lucien Pierce, to unpack the interpretation of section 64 and understand the legality of Canal Plus largest shareholder status.

16 min

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