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Layoffs looming at StarSat: report

Troubled pay-television broadcaster StarSat, formerly known as TopTV, is being forced to retrench staff, according a report in the Sunday Times. The newspaper says StarSat issued section 189 notices to employees last week and has blamed difficult

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StarSat won’t withdraw DStv complaint

StarSat parent On Digital Media (ODM) has no intention of withdrawing a complaint it lodged against MultiChoice in 2013 at the Competition Commission, in which it accused its rival of engaging

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Eight years later, WowTV ready to roll

This was unexpected. Walking on Water Television, one of four new companies offered licences eight years ago to launch subscription television services, is finally getting ready to come to market

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Why StarSat went down

A technical glitch connecting a satellite uplink station in Slovenia caused significant downtime for StarSat viewers on Monday and into Tuesday, but the company is confident the problem has now been

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DStv rival StarSat goes offline

Pay-television provider StarSat has gone off-air, apparently because of technical problems. Viewers say the signal stopped transmitting on Monday afternoon. StarSat subscribers have called

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StarSat denied leave to appeal

An application for leave to appeal a court ruling on the licensing of three pornographic pay channels was dismissed by the Western Cape high court on Wednesday. Judge Lee Bozalek ruled that he correctly ordered that the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa

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Judgment reserved in porn channel case

Judgment in an application for leave to appeal a court ruling on the licensing of three porn pay channels was reserved until 10 December by the Western Cape high court on Friday. On Digital Media wants permission to appeal

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Court to hear StarSat channels appeal

An application for leave to appeal a court ruling on the licensing of three pornographic pay channels will be heard in the Western Cape high court next month. The application by On Digital Media (ODM) will be heard by judge Lee Bozalek on 5 December. At the beginning of the month, Bozalek ordered

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SA should learn from Africa on digital TV

The content that will fill the airwaves after the digital terrestrial television (DTT) switch-on next year will be critical to the success of South Africa’s digital migration project and there are valuable lessons the country can learn from other

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Icasa must revisit StarSat porn channels

Broadcasting regulator Icasa was ordered on Monday to review its decision to license three porn pay channels. Handing down judgment in the Western Cape high court, judge Lee Bozalek said the decision taken last year by Icasa to

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