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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

Communists slam developments at SABC

Communists slam developments at SABC

The South African Communist Party has expressed concern at the recent developments at the SABC, expressing its worry about at the removal of ANC-aligned member Hope Zinde from the SABC board for her apparent opposition to the sale of the public broadcaster’s

Progress may be near in digital TV fiasco

Progress may be near in digital TV fiasco

South Africa may finally be on the verge of making some real progress in its seemingly never-ending move from analogue to digital terrestrial television. But important questions remain unanswered

Encryption is gone, Muthambi reaffirms

Encryption is gone, Muthambi reaffirms

Government-provided set-top boxes for digital terrestrial television will not contain conditional access based on encryption, and prospective pay-television operators wanting to use such a system

MultiChoice rubbishes Caxton claims

MultiChoice rubbishes Caxton claims

MultiChoice has hit back strongly at claims by another media group Caxton and by two public broadcasting advocacy groups that its 2013 deal with the SABC over the supply of two television

All sides claim victory in set-top box battle

All sides claim victory in set-top box battle

Organisations representing both sides of the set-top box battle over encryption are celebrating cabinet’s announcement on Thursday that government-subsidised set-top boxes for digital television will contain a control system. Celebrations, however, could be premature

Caxton challenges SABC, MultiChoice deal

Caxton challenges SABC, MultiChoice deal

Media group Caxton and two public broadcasting advocacy groups, SOS: Support Public Broadcasting Coalition and Media Monitoring Africa, are challenging a 2013 deal between MultiChoice and the SABC that appears to have led to the latter abandoning its support of

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