GMI Acts on behalf of Minister of Communications in set-top box dispute
GMI's Commercial Litigation and Public Law team is acting on behalf of the Minister of Communications in the legal fight over the encryption of set-top boxes, which got under way in the Pretoria High Court on 26 May. The dispute pertains to the encryption capability of 5 million set-top boxes, which government will provide free of charge when SA migrates from analogue to digital. The outcome of the dispute will have far reaching implications for free-to-air broadcasters such as e.tv and the SABC.
To read more about the matter click the link below-
Business day: 27 May 2015: "E.tv tells court policy bars encryption "forever"
eNCA: 27 May 2015: "ETV challenges Communication Minister's set-top box decision"