The proposal follows the SABC's proposal of a public media levy.
The public broadcaster says TV licence fees should be scrapped in favour of a compulsory “public broadcasting levy” for every household that has a TV set or a device that can stream its services.
Pay-TV operators, such as MultiChoice (provider of DStv), will be required to collect this levy on its behalf by billing its subscribers.
Poor households and pensioners would be exempt.
Earlier this year, SABC board chairperson Bongumusa Makhathini said this levy was needed for the broadcaster to become financially viable.
However, MultiChoice said it was opposed to such a levy.
“This proposal has lots of problems and is completely inappropriate and unfeasible, and should not be given any serious consideration,” said a spokesperson.
MultiChoice said people subscribed to multiple services and predicted there would be confusion over which would be responsible for collecting or enforcing payment of the levy.