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DStv unit fined R180m for price fixing

DStv unit fined R180m for price fixing

MultiChoice’s advertising sales business, DStv Media Sales, has been fined R180m for price fixing and the fixing of trading conditions in contravention of the Competition Act. The fine was imposed by the Competition Tribunal as part of a consent

Naspers may sell pay-TV assets

Naspers may sell pay-TV assets

Naspers is considering the sale of its pay-television business in Africa as sluggish economic expansion in key markets stifles growth and viewers switch to cheaper online alternatives, according to two people familiar

DStv to add four e.tv channels

DStv to add four e.tv channels

MultiChoice and e.tv, the two broadcasters which have for years been battling each other in public and in the courts over digital terrestrial television encryption, appear to be getting a little cosier. E.tv said on Tuesday in a statement that it

Gov’t reverses course on TV encryption

Gov’t reverses course on TV encryption

Government is set to back encryption in digital terrestrial television, a sharp reversal of its position on the contentious subject, following the appointment of a new communications minister last month. Last week, political journalist

Discover Digital takes on media’s big boys

Discover Digital takes on media’s big boys

MTN Group’s former video-on-demand provider, Discover Digital, is starting a new South African online TV service with lender Investec, just days after its partnership with Africa’s biggest wireless operator was cancelled. The closely

The war on Kodi

The war on Kodi

The anti-piracy squads are at it again. In the past few months, the UK government – one of the more zealous enforcers of copyright – has been responding to Kodi, the free media centre software that is fostering a wave of illegal

TalkCentral: Ep 171 – ‘Bad movie’

TalkCentral: Ep 171 – ‘Bad movie’

On TalkCentral this week, Ster-Kinekor’s old website allegedly leaked almost 7m users’ account details – we speak to the Durban-based software developer, Matt Cavanagh, who exposed a major security flaw in the

ANC mulls plan to end DStv ‘monopoly’

ANC mulls plan to end DStv ‘monopoly’

One of the ANC discussion documents, published at the weekend ahead of the party’s national policy conference to be held from 30 June to 5 July 2017, has warned that efforts to license competition to DStv parent

TalkCentral: Ep 170 – ‘Reinvention’

TalkCentral: Ep 170 – ‘Reinvention’

On TalkCentral this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg talk about television streaming. First, MultiChoice is talking up DStv Now, adding Chromecast support and hinting at a standalone streaming option

DStv Now comes to Chromecast

DStv Now comes to Chromecast

MultiChoice said on Friday that it has expanded its Internet television service, DStv Now, to the Google Chromecast, allowing users to “cast” streaming DStv channels, Catch Up videos and movies to their TVs. “The option to share content from

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