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