SABC must balance its books before plotting to take on Netflix, says expert

The SABC says it plans to take on streaming giant Netflix by streaming its content online.

RELATED: SABC to take on Netflix and Showmax by streaming its content

MyBroadband.co.za editor-at-large Jan Vermeulen says the SABC might be jumping the gun with its ambitious endeavour.

He says the cash-strapped public broadcaster has more immediate problems, such as collecting the revenue it's due for TV licence fees.

The SABC needs to make [TV licences] work and make those books balance before it can even imagine to drop the kind of money that Netflix is dropping on high-quality productions.

Jan Vermeulen, Editor-at-large - MyBroadband.co.za

You have to walk before you run, and you can't walk before you crawl.

Jan Vermeulen, Editor-at-large - MyBroadband.co.za

There are Netflix options that are cheaper than a TV licence.

Jan Vermeulen, Editor-at-large - MyBroadband.co.za

Netflix is bleeding money... You need a treasure trove to take them on.

Jan Vermeulen, Editor-at-large - MyBroadband.co.za

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