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Podcasts
TalkCentral: Ep 181 – ‘Gupta sockpuppets’

Andrew Fraser joins the TalkCentral regulars Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg this week to talk about everything tech (and plenty more besides). On the show, Andrew talks about his investigation into the Gupta sockpuppets

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DStv’s Graeme Cumming on the future of TV

On this TechCentral podcast episode, Duncan McLeod chats to the head of digital media at MultiChoice about the future of television in South Africa. It’s a fascinating and wide-ranging discussion about how the TV

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HD streaming coming to DStv Now

DStv will soon begin offering live streaming channels in high definition and is even mulling the possibility of offering its DStv Now streaming product as a standalone offering in future, the head of digital media at MultiChoice

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DStv grows subscribers, but margins squeezed

MultiChoice parent Naspers has disclosed that it has grown the number of pay-television subscribers on its books substantially in the past year, though pressure on prices in a weak economy, coupled with

In-depth
TV migration plan still in doubt

The victory this week in the constitutional court by former communications minister Faith Muthambi over e.tv may not mark the end of the long-running dispute over encryption in South Africa’s digital television

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DStv unit fined R180m for price fixing

MultiChoice’s advertising sales business, DStv Media Sales, has been fined R180m for price fixing and the fixing of trading conditions in contravention of the Competition Act

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DStv to add four e.tv channels

MultiChoice and e.tv, the two broadcasters which have for years been battling each other in public and in the courts over digital terrestrial television encryption, appear to be getting a little cosier. E.tv said on Tuesday in a statement that it

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Gov’t reverses course on TV encryption

Government is set to back encryption in digital terrestrial television, a sharp reversal of its position on the contentious subject, following the appointment of a new communications minister last month. Last week, political journalist

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Discover Digital takes on media’s big boys

MTN Group’s former video-on-demand provider, Discover Digital, is starting a new South African online TV service with lender Investec, just days after its partnership with Africa’s biggest wireless operator was cancelled. The closely

James Francis
The war on Kodi

The anti-piracy squads are at it again. In the past few months, the UK government – one of the more zealous enforcers of copyright – has been responding to Kodi, the free media centre software that is fostering a wave of illegal

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