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Free-to-air broadcasters to feel the squeeze

The percentage of television households in South Africa relying on free-to-air terrestrial services will fall by almost a third in the next three years as pay-satellite, pay-terrestrial and streaming alternatives continue to grow. Research firm Dataxis predicts

Duncan McLeod
Pay TV: Icasa tries again

Two weeks ago, Icasa provisionally awarded licences to five new subscription television broadcasters. It hopes the move will help crack open what has become a highly concentrated market that is now thoroughly dominated by one operator, MultiChoice. The communications regulator will be hoping that it is more successful in this

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Icasa licenses new pay-TV operators

As South Africa inches slowly towards migrating from analogue to digital terrestrial television, communications regulator Icasa has provisionally granted licences to five new pay-TV operators following an exhaustive hearings process that took place in 2013. The companies and consortia that have bid for the licences

Duncan McLeod
Exciting times in SA broadcasting

For the longest time, little much has really happened in South Africa’s broadcasting sector. But big changes are now looming. Barely a week seems to go by now without significant new developments in broadcasting. In recent weeks alone, there’s been news of plans to launch South Africa’s first comprehensive trial of digital

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CloseTV hopes to win gay viewers

Close-T Broadcast Network Holdings, which has applied to the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) for a satellite pay-TV licence, wants to offer customisable bouquets of channels and content targeting the the gay, lesbian and transgender communities. Director