The public broadcaster’s spokesperson has come forward to explain what really happened.
Kaizer Kganyago, the broadcaster’s spokesman Kganyago said, he doesn’t understand why this issue has become such a big deal.
“The SABC is not selling any content to MultiChoice; it’s a fallacy. What is happening here is that like any other broadcaster in the world we are licensing our products to MultiChoice and licensing means we give them the right to use our content for a certain period of time,” he also told Destiny that the material given/ licensed to MultiChoice is not new.
“We are not licensing new content, we are licensing old content. For example we have had Generations for 20 years, and there are old episodes and for years we have been licensing them to other countries, and we license them at a fee.
“This is content that is sitting in the archives, which the South African public has already watched. We can utilise it to benefit the SABC in terms of making money from it when other broadcasters want it.”
And as part of their ongoing relationship with MultiChoice, the SABC also pays for content from the pay-media company.
We hear you bra Kaizer but R30 million for so many shows is still not enough.