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Offline viewing comes to ShowMax

Streaming provider ShowMax has added the ability to download shows when subscribers have patchy access to the Internet. The company said on Monday that its subscribers on the Android platform would have the option to download content to watch offline

Streaming a threat to broadcasters: analyst

Internet streaming is a serious competitive threat to broadcast television in South Africa, but the technology is hamstrung by cost challenges, says an analyst. “There is no doubt that Internet streaming

DStv rakes in the cash for Naspers

Depressed economy? What depressed economy? MultiChoice, which owns DStv, M-Net and SuperSport, has turned in another strong financial performance for the year ended 31 March 2015

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All to play for in brave new TV world

First there was one, then two, then just one again. Maybe, we thought, there can only be one South African pay-television operator. High-profile over-the-top services like Netflix are hitting the market, additional pay-TV licences have been awarded to Kagiso Media

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At last, competition in SA television

Things used to be simple: a life with MultiChoice or a life without it. But South African television viewers will soon be spoilt for choice, even if some options are more appealing than others — and some a lot more

MultiChoice moves on VOD rivals

Hot on the heels of the launch of two new video-on-demand (VOD) services in South Africa, MultiChoice has announced that it is expanding its transactional VOD platform, BoxOffice, to subscribers of its lower-cost DStv Compact bouquet. Previously, BoxOffice was available only to DStv Premium

Altech Node: we reveal all the details

Technology group Altech, part of the JSE-listed Altron stable, on Thursday evening announced that it is making a big play into the video-on-demand and home automation markets with a new, satellite-based home entertainment product called the Node that it hopes will become a

MultiChoice eyes Africa in big DTT push

MultiChoice is aggressively expanding its digital terrestrial television (DTT) footprint across sub-Saharan Africa. This is contributing to rapid growth in the number of pay-TV subscribers on its books outside its home market of South Africa. For the year ended 31 March 2014, the Naspers-owned company added

DStv BoxOffice coming to Samsung TVs

MultiChoice and Samsung Electronics intend launching the pay-television operator’s DStv BoxOffice movie rental service on Samsung Smart TVs in about a month from now, TechCentral can reveal. “We have Smart Hub already on our TVs, but it’s limited,” says Samsung Africa vice-president and chief operating officer George Ferreira

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