eMedia has filed papers in the high court to stop the communications minister from declaring a March 2022 date for analogue television switch-off.
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The regulator has set out a timetable for the licensing of so-called “high-demand spectrum”, saying it plans to expedite the long-delayed process.
Khumbudzo Ntshavheni needs to act with haste to try to resolve the spectrum licensing crisis that is now engulfing the ICT sector. By Duncan McLeod.
Communications regulator Icasa on Tuesday moved to avoid a lengthy court battle over the upcoming spectrum auction, saying it will consent to a high court order.
Communications regulator Icasa has served notice on operators that it will withdraw temporary spectrum allocated under the Covid-19 regulations at the end of November. This is wrongheaded. By Duncan McLeod.
Walt Disney Co’s popular and fast-growing streaming service, Disney+, is coming to South Africa. The platform will be available sometime in the middle of 2022.
Openview, the free-to-air satellite platform in the eMedia Holdings stable, has increased the number of activations of its set-top boxes by more than 18% in the past year.
The SABC has begun warning viewers of its analogue terrestrial television channels that the broadcasts are coming to an end as the country finally moves to digital terrestrial technology.
Free-to-air satellite television provider Openview now boasts more than 1.5 million activations, according to eMedia Holdings, which holds a 67.7% stake in Openview parent eMedia Investments.
Free-to-air satellite broadcaster OpenView is fast closing in on 1.5 million active set-top boxes, growing its customer base by 42% in the past 12 months.