South Africa: Siyaya awarded TV licence

Motive Television has been informed by Siyaya Free To Air TV of  Johannesburg, South Africa that Siyaya has received an official letter from the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) advising “that Siyaya TV has officially satisfied all the requirements to be issued an Individual Commercial Subscription Broadcasting Service Licence”.  According to Siyaya, among the requirements were financial guarantees, research, and corporate structure.

On December 30th 2013, Motive announced the signing of a five-year contract to install, integrate, and operate Siyaya’s VoD platform in conjunction with the expected launch of Siyaya’s television services on the Sentech Freevision DTH satellite service.  Motive’s income from the contract includes upfront and operating fees and a share of VoD revenues.

Leonard M Fertig, CEO of Motive Television, commented, “The finalisation of the broadcasting licence to Siyaya is an important step forward for both Siyaya and Motive as the technology partner. We are very pleased with this news.”

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