The SABC has put its retrenchment plan on hold following “constructive and extensive” engagements with various stakeholders.
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The financial distressed SABC failed to pay its employees on time this month, but the public broadcaster has said it’s not because it’s run out of money. Instead, it has blamed a “glitch” at its bank for the problem.
Three media companies have collectively been fined tens of millions of rand for price fixing and the fixing of trading conditions. The Competition Commission wants the firms to cough up for their “cartel conduct”.
MultiChoice will carry losses incurred by Showmax in the “medium term”, but the goal is eventually for the streaming television service to turn a profit once broadband infrastructure in South Africa and the rest of the continent has been built out further to support it.
Streaming services pose a significant threat to MultiChoice’s future growth potential, but they are by no means the only risks exercising the minds of the pay-television operator’s management team.
Multichoice Africa Group will list in the “broadcasting and entertainment” sector on the main board of the JSE on 27 February 2019, the pay-TV operator said in a statement after markets closed on Monday.
MultiChoice Africa Group, which will list on the JSE next month, expects to pay executive chairman Imtiaz Patel R22.2-million for the year ended 31 March 2019, up from R19.7-million in the 2018 financial year.
Nothing Netflix tells investors helps them confidently predict that this grow-now-and-pay-later strategy will pay off. You either believe it, or you don’t.
Netflix’s Bird Box, You and other new programmes helped attract millions more subscribers to the streaming service last quarter. But slower sales growth disappointed investors riding high on a 50% stock gain in recent weeks.
Watch out, SuperSport! Vodacom, through its entertainment-streaming platform Video Play, has secured the rights to live-stream the 2018/2019 FA Cup football tournament.