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Interview: eMedia Holdings CEO Andre van der Veen

Andre van der Veen

In this episode of the podcast, Duncan McLeod interviews Andre van der Veen, CEO of e.tv and Openview parent company eMedia Holdings on South Africa’s long-delayed digital terrestrial television migration project.

Van der Veen explains why he believes it is possible to complete the digital migration programme by 30 September 2019 and what would be needed to meet that deadline.

He expands on why eMedia launched Openview, a free-to-air satellite platform, and why a “hybrid” model of both satellite and terrestrial broadcasting is needed to complete digital migration in short order.

Why did eMedia launch Openview? Are the broadcasters ready for the digital switch-over? Is it feasible to cancel terrestrial digital broadcasting for a satellite-only model? And what happened to e.tv’s fight with MultiChoice over encryption?

Van der Veen answers these questions and more in the podcast. Don’t miss it!

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