Browsing: News has lashed out at the ministry of communications over media statements it issued on Monday regarding the free-to-air broadcaster’s recent high court victory, saying they “misrepresent the nature of the ruling and imply that free-to-air broadcasters are responsible for delays” in migrating from

South African Apple distributor Core Group has said it will begin selling the Apple TV set-top box from this Friday, at a recommended retail price of R1 099. The move comes just weeks after Apple began offering a limited selection of movies in the South African iTunes Store. The

JSE-listed global technology distribution and services company Datatec is lowering its forecasts for its full financial year, which ends on 28 February, due to a poor second-half performance at Westcon. Group revenues for the 2013 financial year are now expected to be about US$5,4bn, up from

UK music retailer HMV said this week that unless it can find a buyer, it will soon be forced to close its doors. HMV’s news comes just a week after the Virgin Megastore in France chain said it was headed towards bankruptcy. Although South Africa is a very different market

Economic models show it is better and fairer for tariffs — not taxes — to pay for electricity, the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) heard on Tuesday. If electricity was sold at the “right price”, it would be used more efficiently, so less would have to be invested in new generating capacity, Eskom

Democratic Alliance MP and shadow communications minister Marian Shinn has decried communications minister Dina Pule’s decision to seek leave to appeal a high court judgment handed down in December that found in favour of over digital broadcasting, warning that the move will delay

Smart, Internet-connected television sets will account for 85% of TV sales within the next few years, according to analyst firm Gartner, which predicts in a new research report that worldwide unit production of flat-panel smart TVs will grow from 69m in 2012 to 198m in 2016. Worldwide unit on Monday described a decision by the department of communications to file an application for leave to appeal against a December high court judgment in the free-to-air terrestrial television broadcaster’s favour as “unfortunate”. The broadcaster’s chief operating officer, Bronwyn

South Africa’s migration from analogue to digital terrestrial television is likely to face further significant delays after the department of communications elected on Monday to file an application for leave to appeal a case which free-to-air broadcaster won recently against communications minister Dina Pule over who will

There was a time when a sleepless weekend would flit by while I stayed in my pyjamas, eating Marmite on toast and building pyramids in the city construction computer game Pharoah. Now I have a job, a husband and a toddler, and the days of non-stop gaming are a thing of the past. One thing’s for sure