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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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TV in SA turns 40

Television in South Africa turns 40 years old on Tuesday. The SABC TV service marks its 40th anniversary since the very first nationwide broadcast on 5 January 1976 when Dorianne Berry and Heinrich Marnitz welcomed viewers to the “opening night” of TV in the country

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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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Telkom video-on-demand deal imminent

Telkom will have an agreement in place with a preferred video-on-demand (VOD) provider by early in the new year, according to group CEO Sipho Maseko. “We are making good progress,” he said

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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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