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Hlaudi paid R11,4m bonus: report

Hlaudi paid R11,4m bonus: report

Controversial SABC boss Hlaudi Motsoeneng was paid an R11,4m bonus after tax this week, the first part of a three-year set of payments that will total R33m, the City Press newspaper reported on Sunday. The payments were

Cell C weighing up big media play

Cell C weighing up big media play

Tuesday’s launch of an online reality television show called #BreakTheNet is just the start of a big push by Cell C into the media business. The mobile operator’s executive head of marketing, Doug Mattheus

DStv grows streaming offering

DStv grows streaming offering

MultiChoice’s Internet streaming platform DStv Now now has over 60 video entertainment channels, the pay-television operator said on Wednesday. The platform has added 17 channels, namely E! Entertainment, Vuzu Amp, Vuzu

Romeo Kumalo behind ‘massive’ new MVNO

Romeo Kumalo behind ‘massive’ new MVNO

Former top Vodacom executive Romeo Kumalo plans to launch a mobile virtual network operator in South Africa. The former CEO of Vodacom’s international operations is, however, tight-lipped about what the MVNO will

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

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