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The revolution will be televised

The revolution will be televised

Driven by the rise of broadband, the era of linear television broadcasting will draw to a rapid close in the next decade. New media empires will be built on the back of this change. Established broadcasters that don’t adapt will crumble. A revolution is at hand — a revolution that is going

TalkCentral: Ep 113 – ‘Kalahot.com’

TalkCentral: Ep 113 – ‘Kalahot.com’

In this week’s episode of TalkCentral, your hosts Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg talk about the merger of Takealot.com and Kalahari.com and what it means for South Africa’s e-commerce market. Also in this week’s podcast

DStv to launch Catch Up Plus

DStv to launch Catch Up Plus

DStv parent MultiChoice will never attempt to prosecute anyone in South Africa subscribing to international streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu, which don’t operate in the country. Many South African consumers

Platco hopes to attract pay-TV players

Platco hopes to attract pay-TV players

Platco Digital, the parent company of free-to-air satellite television broadcaster OpenView HD, hopes its decision to lease capacity on Intelsat’s IS20 satellite – the same satellite used by MultiChoice for DStv – will help it attract newly licensed

E.tv decries decline of free-to-air TV

E.tv decries decline of free-to-air TV

Commercial broadcaster e.tv has raised concerns about the state of television in South Africa, pointing to what it says is the long-term decline of free-to-air TV, especially in the independent commercial free-to-air segment

No Xbox One, DStv integration planned

No Xbox One, DStv integration planned

There’s bad news for DStv subscribers planning to buy Microsoft’s new Xbox One video game console, which was launched in South Africa this week. MultiChoice, which owns DStv, has no immediate plans to distribute its electronic programme

MultiChoice moves on VOD rivals

MultiChoice moves on VOD rivals

Hot on the heels of the launch of two new video-on-demand (VOD) services in South Africa, MultiChoice has announced that it is expanding its transactional VOD platform, BoxOffice, to subscribers of its lower-cost DStv Compact bouquet. Previously, BoxOffice was available only to DStv Premium

MultiChoice move angers customers

MultiChoice move angers customers

A decision by MultiChoice no longer to allow DStv customers to suspend their DStv packages any time during the month is generating unhappiness among some of its clients. TechCentral has received a number of complaints from unhappy customers, who say the

Node, Vidi add spice to SA television

Node, Vidi add spice to SA television

South African couch potatoes have never had it so good. In the past fortnight, two new video-on-demand offerings have been launched, one using broadband connections to deliver entertainment into

Altech Node: we reveal all the details

Altech Node: we reveal all the details

Technology group Altech, part of the JSE-listed Altron stable, on Thursday evening announced that it is making a big play into the video-on-demand and home automation markets with a new, satellite-based home entertainment product called the Node that it hopes will become a

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