The newspaper says StarSat issued section 189 notices to employees last week and has blamed difficult economic conditions for the decision.
It quotes StarSat CEO Mike Dearham as saying in a letter to staff dated 10 September that “various methods to increase revenue and to cut costs have already been considered, but the stage has now been reached where other, more drastic measures have to be considered, which will mean that some positions will be affected”.
It has not been revealed how many staff may be let go.
StarSat parent On Digital Media (ODM) has been in business rescue for the past three years, but is expected to emerge from this soon.
First, though, it needs the transfer of its licence by communications regulator Icasa before finalising the process. Icasa is expected to make a decision in the coming weeks.
“I would expect that the relationship with StarTimes is going to bring in new innovations,” ODM’s Eddie Mbalo said in a recent interview with TechCentral. — © 2015 NewsCentral Media
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