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Bekker warns of challenges for Naspers

Bekker warns of challenges for Naspers

Naspers is facing challenges from weaker African currencies and competition from US technology operators as the continent’s biggest company by market values tries to grow its Internet and pay-TV businesses. Foreign-exchange movements

Successful launch for new DStv satellite

Successful launch for new DStv satellite

Intelsat on Thursday successfully launched a new satellite that will be used in part by DStv parent MultiChoice to provide direct-to-home satellite pay-television services to consumers in Africa. The

ShowMax rings in the changes

ShowMax rings in the changes

ShowMax, Naspers’s video-on-demand streaming service, has turned one and has refreshed its logo, which now also includes colour. ShowMax says the logo change from the framed black and white logo used in

Why is SA broadcasting in such an awful mess?

Why is SA broadcasting in such an awful mess?

A recent supreme court of appeal decision that pitted e.tv and others against MultiChoice and the SABC on the issue of the digital migration and the specifications of set-top boxes – itself a reversal of a high court decision – is now heading to the constitutional

Listing MultiChoice a ‘no-brainer’: chairman

Listing MultiChoice a ‘no-brainer’: chairman

MultiChoice South Africa Holdings chairman Nolo Letele has said it would “absolutely make sense” to list the pay-television broadcaster on the JSE, but the requirement of its broadcasting licence that 30% of its equity be in black

Encryption battle headed to SA’s top court

Encryption battle headed to SA’s top court

Communications minister Faith Muthambi’s spokesman, Mish Molakeng, has confirmed that government on Wednesday lodged papers at the constitutional court to challenge the supreme court of appeal’s judgment over

Icasa to probe uncompetitive pay-TV sector

Icasa to probe uncompetitive pay-TV sector

Communications regulator Icasa has announced that it intends launching a probe into South Africa’s pay-television market after various attempts in recent years to introduce competition to dominant operator

Ministers in war of words over digital TV

Ministers in war of words over digital TV

Communications minister Faith Muthambi has lashed out at her cabinet colleague Blade Nzimande after the higher education minister and South African Communist Party leader said that she had gone against the ANC

TalkCentral: Ep 148 – ‘Ken sent me’

TalkCentral: Ep 148 – ‘Ken sent me’

In the latest episode of TalkCentral, your hosts Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg talk about Microsoft’s blockbuster acquisition of LinkedIn and what it all means. Also this week, they discuss Apple’s Worldwide Developer

ShowMax comes to DStv’s Explora PVR

ShowMax comes to DStv’s Explora PVR

DStv subscribers with an Explora personal video recorder decoder can now access sister company ShowMax’s video-on-demand service. ShowMax said on Monday that DStv, which

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