CASE NUMBER: 14/2016 -GLEBELANDS HOSTEL COMMUNITY VIOLENCE VICTIMS (SOUTH DURBAN KZN) VS MULTICHOICE CHANNEL 404 – DISCLOSED IDENTITIES

A complaint was received that the Broadcaster ignored a request by the Complainants not to disclose the identities of victims of violence in the Glebelands community when reporting on a press conference. Through miscommunication between staff of the Broadcaster the request was ignored.  After reminding the Broadcaster of the request the Broadcaster again failed to [...]

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CASE NO: 25/2014 – Ex Parte MULTICHOICE (KykNet) In Re Reinhardt’s Place and Pretorius v Multichoice (KykNet) CASE NUMBER 15/2014(BCCSA)

Application for condonation of late filing of application for leave to appeal. Complainant  entitled to certainty as to judgment of BCCSA. Strict compliance required, except where special circumstances are shown. Misunderstanding  of the Rules not in itself a ground for condonation. Justice in favour of protection of minority. [2014] JOL 32187 (BCCSA) CLICK TO VIEW [...]

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CASE NO: 31/2014 – MAREE VS MULTICHOICE- KYKNET – DEROGATORY LANGUAGE

A film, that was broadcast by the Respondent on its Channel 144 (KYKNET), made in 1970, included racially derogatory words. A complaint was lodged in regard to the words.  The Tribunal held that the words were integral to the drama and did not amount to hate speech. In fact, the words were necessary to demonstrate [...]

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CASE NO: 35/2014 – Ex Parte MULTICHOICE (KykNet) – In Re Reinhardt’s Place and Pretorius v Multichoice (KykNet) case number 15/2014(BCCSA)

Application for condonation of late filing of application for leave to appeal.  Ex Parte Multichoice (KykNet). CLICK TO VIEW FULL JUDGMENT

By | 2015-12-18T19:50:10+00:00 December 18th, 2015|Multichoice|Comments Off on CASE NO: 35/2014 – Ex Parte MULTICHOICE (KykNet) – In Re Reinhardt’s Place and Pretorius v Multichoice (KykNet) case number 15/2014(BCCSA)

CASE NO: 39/2014 – MULTICHOICE CHANNEL 161 VS MPHUTHI – APPEAL – WATERSHED

The appeal was upheld on the grounds that Multichoice did not violate any of the clauses cited in the previous BCCSA adjudication decision because a parent advisory was provided and properly flighted with appropriate age restriction for the sexual innuendos and the lyrics of the offending closing song. [2014] JOL 32622 (BCCSA) CLICK TO VIEW [...]

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CASE NO: 43/2014 -MULTICHOICE KYKNET CHANNEL 144 VS REINHARDT’S PLACE &PRETORIUS DIGNITY

Appeal against the judgment of the Tribunal of first instance which found that the broadcast by MultiChoice was in contravention of Clause 28.4 of the Subscription Broadcasting Licensees Code, since the dignity of persons suffering from Tourette’s syndrome was impaired by the comedic skit that was broadcast. A R30 000 fine was imposed on the [...]

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CASE NO: 45/2014 – THOM VS MULTICHOICE CHANNEL 182 – CHILDREN

Complainant, while watching Fox Crime Channel with her children, saw two promos of future programmes, "Da Vinci Demons" and "Criminal Minds" respectively.  She complained about demons in the one promo and scenes of torture and violence in the other.  The Tribunal could find no such visuals in any of the promos. Although the promo of [...]

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CASE NO: 46/2014 – BAPTISTE VS MULTICHOICE CHANNEL 304 – CHILDREN

This case is about a complaint of a promo that advertised a collage of movies on other DStv channels, showing material unsuitable for children, during a break in a programme on Disney XD Channel, a children's programme.  The broadcaster conceded that the promo was unsuitable for broadcasting on this channel and at this time and [...]

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CASE NO: 47/2014 – BORNMAN VS MULTICHOICE CHANNEL 182 – CHILDREN

This case concerns a complaint about the broadcasting of a promo for the horror movie "The walking dead" during the broadcasting of a family programme on Channel 182 (Nat Geo Wild).  Complainant was upset by "gruesome, shocking and frightening pictures" in the promo while watching with her children between the ages of 2 and 7.  [...]

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