Multichoice Wins Appeal

source: allAfrica
The Voice (Francistown)

7 August 2007
Posted to the web 7 August 2007

The Court of Appeal has held that Multi Choice Botswana was not a broadcaster in Botswana but only enabled subscribers to receive broadcasts.

Multi Choice Botswana, is a company associated with Multi Choice Africa, a South Africa-based company that provides the DStv subscription television service to subscribers in Botswana and elsewhere in Africa.

The wrangle between Multi Choice Botswana and the National Broadcasting Board (NBB) followed the issuance of broadcasting licence by the board in October 21,2005.

However, the High Court subsequently set aside the boards decision on the basis that the Broadcasting Act has not kept pace with advances in technology.

Dismissing NBBs appeal with costs the Court Of Appeal noted that it seemed that [continue reading]


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