Tag: pornography

StarSat takes porn fight to Supreme Court

Originally published in IT Web Pay-TV service provider StarSat has taken its fight to broadcast adult content to the Supreme Court of Appeal, after the Western Cape High Court last year ruled the country’s communications regulator had erred in allowing the broadcaster to air hardcore porn channels. The broadcaster submitted […]

Pray for TV porn appeal on Friday

On Friday, December 5, Judge Lee Bozalek will hear arguments from TopTV/StarSat and ICASA in their appeal against his ruling that cancelled the license to broadcast hardcore porn on South African TV. The Justice Alliance of South Africa (JASA), Doctors For Life and Cause For Justice will oppose the appeal at […]

Significant court victory in battle against TV porn

In what has been described as a “counter cultural victory”, the Western Cape High Court on Monday, November 3 reviewed and set aside the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa’s (ICASA) decision to authorise the broadcasting by StarSat (formerly Top TV) of three pay-to-view pornographic channels on South African television, and […]

‘Children’s rights should have trumped porn’

Originally published in Sowetan Live The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) failed to apply the law when it approved three pornographic channels, the Cape Town High Court heard on Monday (October 13). Last April StarSat, formerly known as Top TV, was given the go ahead by Icasa to […]