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DStv grows SABC News footprint

DStv grows SABC News footprint

MultiChoice is extending the footprint of the South African public broadcaster’s 24-hour TV news channel, SABC News, on its DStv satellite pay-TV platform to the rest of the continent. There’s been

SABC scales back digital TV ambitions

SABC scales back digital TV ambitions

SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng says the public broadcaster will now launch with only five television channels once the long-delayed commercial start of South Africa’s switch from analogue to digital broadcasting begins. When

Residents see red over DStv’s new digs

Residents see red over DStv’s new digs

MultiChoice’s flashy new head office building in Randburg, on the corner of Republic Road and Bram Fischer Drive, is a shining temple to the DStv operator’s success. But residents affected by its construction are up in arms, accusing the Naspers-owned

SABC deal allegations ‘ridiculous': DStv

SABC deal allegations ‘ridiculous': DStv

DStv parent MultiChoice did not force the SABC to agree not to carry its free-to-air channels on broadcasting platforms that use encryption and a clause to this effect in a channel supply agreement

DStv rival StarSat goes offline

DStv rival StarSat goes offline

Pay-television provider StarSat has gone off-air, apparently because of technical problems. Viewers say the signal stopped transmitting on Monday afternoon. StarSat subscribers have called

E.tv bid could delay digital migration

E.tv bid could delay digital migration

Just as South Africa’s broadcasting digital migration project looked to be making solid progress for the first time in years, one of the protagonists in the long-running war over the encryption of TV signals is unleashing its lawyers, potentially setting the process back by

Naspers smashes through R2 000/share

Naspers smashes through R2 000/share

Riding high on the growing fortunes of Tencent, in which it holds a 34% stake, Naspers smashed through the R2 000/share barrier in morning trading on the JSE on Monday. It’s the first time the technology and media giant has reached the R2 000/share milestone

DStv unveils big Explora PVR update

DStv unveils big Explora PVR update

MultiChoice has announced a big software update to its Explora personal video recorder decoder to improve content discovery, including much-improved search functionality, as well as the ability

Encryption move cost SA 10 000 jobs: claim

Encryption move cost SA 10 000 jobs: claim

Government’s decision not to mandate the use of an encryption system in set-top boxes for digital terrestrial television “probably cost South Africa 10 000 jobs”, the head of one of the country’s largest electronics manufacturing companies has claimed. CZ Electronics chief operating

Encryption not the way to tackle DStv: DOC

Encryption not the way to tackle DStv: DOC

Government should make better use of regulatory tools and legislation to foster a more competitive environment in South Africa’s pay-television industry rather than requiring that conditional access technology be included in state-subsidised set-top boxes. That’s the

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