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Times Media taps Media24 for digital editor

Times Media Group has poached respected News24 editor-in-chief Andrew Trench to be its new digital editor. Trench will drive the digital content strategy for the group’s online titles, including TimesLive, SowetanLive and and BDLive. “Andrew is an editor we have had

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Vidi reaches the end of the line

South Africa’s highly competitive subscription video-on-demand (VOD) landscape has claimed its first victim. Less than a month after Netflix announced it was expanding to markets across the world, including South Africa, Times Media Group has shuttered Vidi

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Showmax said to eye foreign expansion

Naspers’s fledgling video-on-demand platform, ShowMax, will be expanded to three new continents in the coming year, Bloomberg reported on Thursday. The news wire cited an unnamed source as saying that the company is targeting more than

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Oppelt steps down as Sunday Times editor

Times Media Group has announced that Phylicia Oppelt is stepping down as editor of South Africa’s largest-circulation newspaper, the Sunday Times. She is being replaced by Daily Dispatch editor

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Neutrality would boost Netflix in SA

A local network neutrality policy could boost the market dominance of international streaming providers such as Netflix, says an expert. Net neutrality is the concept of treating all Web traffic equally. It further involves website owners and consumers not having to pay extra for a

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Inside SA’s exploding VOD market

It’s a veritable feast for couch potatoes – or at least those with access to affordable and fast broadband. In the space of just a few months, almost half a dozen new video-on-demand players have been launched in South Africa, promising an alternative to satellite pay

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Why MTN zero-rated FrontRow

MTN has provided more details about its plans to zero-rate its FrontRow video-on-demand offering. The decision means it won’t charge users of its mobile network for the data they consume while watching

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MTN to zero-rate FrontRow data usage

MTN has just upped the ante in the developing war with rival video-on-demand operators by announcing that it will zero-rate data usage for those streaming content on its FrontRow service. The

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PCCW to challenge ShowMax in SA

Hong Kong-based telecommunications company PCCW is planning to launch a video-on-demand service, possibly as early as next week, that will challenge the recently launched ShowMax

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