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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

Naspers is now worth a trillion rand

Naspers is now worth a trillion rand

Renewed bullishness towards media and Internet giant Naspers has pushed its market capitalisation above R1 trillion for the first time. On Tuesday, Naspers’s share price jumped to a new all-time high of R2 320,73, pushing its

Videogaming comes to SuperSport

Videogaming comes to SuperSport

Videogaming as spectactor sport? You betcha! South Africa’s biggest sports broadcaster, SuperSport, owned by DStv parent MultiChoice, has announced it has signed up to broadcast ELeague, featuring

OpenView HD subscriber numbers soar

OpenView HD subscriber numbers soar

After a rocky start, commercial free-to-air satellite broadcaster OpenView HD, a sister company of e.tv, is adding subscribers at a remarkable rate of knots, though revenues are proving elusive. Listed parent company eMedia Holdings revealed in its annual results

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