The TVIEC will be meeting with the South African communications regulator ICASA on Monday 19 October at 11am. The TVIEC has requested the meeting to discuss a range of issues, but particularly to gain clarity from ICASA on the monitoring of local content on SABC.
The crisis at SABC has resulted in an unprecedented commissioning freeze. With a mass of repeats on air and precious few new shows in the pipeline, the TVIEC is questioning how the broadcaster hopes to meet its local content mandates – and what ICASA is doing to monitor the situation.
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This press release is written on behalf of the TVIEC (Television Industry Emergency Coalition) which consists of: IPO (Independent Producers Organization), SASFED (South African Screen Federation), TPA (The Producers Alliance), DFA (Documentary Filmmakers Association), WGSA (Writers Guild of South Africa) as well as the CWU (Creative Workers Union).