TCRA monitoring FTA local channels in Tanzania

Tanzania Communications regulatory Authority is currently collecting information from viewers regarding payments to have access to free to air local channels by MultiChoice Tanzania Limited (DStv), Azam Media Limited and Simbanet (Zuku) which is against the law.

Following the direction of TCRA to inform decoder subscribers to remove free to air local channels which include TBC1, ITV, Star TV, channel Ten, East Arica TV and Clouds TV.

According to a statement from the director general of TCRA, James Kilaba, saying that they will take further action if any person was charged to view the free to air local channels and they are most welcome to submit the information to TRCA.

Kilaba further specified, “The decision to charge the free to air channels on their set top boxes is a breach of law and against licence conditions.’’

Therefore, the public can report any information concerning this issue since the channels were supposed to be viewed without subscription fees.