Mashile said the decision for only 30% was because “the most popular shows in every country remain the local shows”.
“South Africans are interested [in 30%], the production sector is interested and the video-on-demand subscription services are also interested,” he said.
And my bill? Will I be paying more for Netflix?
Streaming services are yet to confirm whether the proposed regulations will affect pricing, with many subscribers taking to social media to share their fears that it might.
Currently, Netflix has three plans for SA viewers, ranging from R99 to R169 per month.
According to the SABC, first-time applicants for a TV licence must pay a full annual fee of R265. Renewals must be made each year before the licence expires and these payments can be spread throughout the year at R28 per month.
Monthly payments are subject to “a small premium” for the convenience, therefore bringing the total cost for the year to R336.
Forgetting to renew your TV licence means a penalty of 10% per month to a maximum of 100% per annum.
Original Story by www.timeslive.co.za