MultiChoice is merging its DStv Online and DStv Mobile businesses and has made a number of management changes, including moving mobile CEO Mark Rayner into the newly created position of chief operating officer of MultiChoice South Africa. At the same time
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The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has given the go-ahead to Sentech, the state-owned company responsible for building the country’s digital television broadcasting network, to run a pilot this year of a new technology “profile”, called DVB-T2-Lite, for delivering TV broadcasts
Internet service provider (ISP) MWeb said on Tuesday that its group CEO, Rudi Jansen, is stepping down at the end of February after 15 years at the Naspers-owned subsidiary. Jansen has held the position of CEO since 2005. DStv Mobile CEO
Mobile TV, the company looking to take radio and TV broadcasts to mobile devices in SA and challenge DStv Mobile in the process, has been running trials of Korea’s digital multimedia broadcasting (DMB) standard since late last year. TechCentral’s
Mobile TV, the company planning to introduce mobile television services in SA using Korea’s digital multimedia broadcasting (DMB) standard, says it could be ready to start broadcasting commercially within three months in Gauteng. It is also planning to introduce SA’s
MultiChoice wants to use its DStv Mobile platform to extend television services into markets where people don’t subscribe to or can’t afford traditional pay-TV services. DStv Mobile, which uses the digital video broadcasting handheld standard to deliver
Brett Haggard and Duncan McLeod are your hosts of the ZA Tech Show this week. They discuss the launch of DStv Mobile, FibreCo, Telkom’s financial results, Android, Rupert Murdoch and much more besides
After years of testing and fighting for a licence, pay-TV operator MultiChoice has finally launched a digital terrestrial television broadcasting service for mobile phones.
Just days after Naspers subsidiary MultiChoice launched a streaming television service on Vodacom’s network, the cellular network operator has launched a product of its own. The company at the weekend announced it would offer a video-on-demand service for cellphones, taking aim at MultiChoice and its DStv Mobile offering.
Episode 4 of SA’s business technology podcast, TalkCentral, is live. In this week’s show, your hosts Duncan McLeod and Candice Jones talk about the dramatic axing of communications department director-general Mamodupi Mohlala. We interviewed her this week about how the drama unfolded at the department. We also review the other big stories of the week, including Wananchi’s plans to deploy fibre to the home in Kenya, the “I’m been unfairly maligned” speech by Telkom’s nonexecutive chairman, Jeff Molobela, the impending collapse of pay-TV operator Super 5 Media, the launch of DStv Mobile’s streaming video service, and much more.