Natalie Delport is being considered for one of three vacant board seats at the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa. Delport is a former employee of e.tv and was interviewed by Members of Parliament (MPs).
EFF MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi asked Delport to share her thoughts on the monopoly in the pay TV space and how to address this situation.
Delport told MPs that she was torn on this subject because from a business perspective pay TV was a brilliant concept but on the other side it was a monopoly in South Africa.
Briefly.co.za learnd from SowetanLive.co.za that Delport said that she felt more could be done to help more people to share in the upsides of pay TV. She also said she would force DSTV to lower the prices of its various subscriptions.
She did not offer any concrete plans or ways in which to reduce the prices of pay TV.
Naspers own Multichoice who in turn operate DSTV. The pay TV service has passed on sizeable increases to its subscribers in recent years. The DSTV family bouquet has risen from R219 to R235 per month while DSTV Premium costs R789 per month an increase of over eight and a half percent from last year.
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