The SABC and e.tv have accused Sentech of excessive pricing and anticompetitive behaviour, and asked Icasa to intervene urgently.
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After successfully halting analogue switch-off on 30 June, e.tv has said it knows it needs to vacate the analogue spectrum bands as soon as possible.
eMedia Holdings has reported a sharp increase in revenue and profits for the six months to 30 September 2021, driven by a surge in advertising sales.
eMedia Investments, the holding company of e.tv, eNCA and Openview, has plunged headfirst into streaming, launching eVOD, a video-on-demand service, in partnership with MTN South Africa.
The SABC and eMedia Investments have inked a channel carriage agreement that will see the public broadcaster supplying Openview with six television channels – SABC 1, 2 and 3 and three new channels.
E.tv parent eMedia Investments has filed an application to join Telkom’s lawsuit seeking an urgent interim interdict preventing communications regulator Icasa from proceeding with the spectrum auction.
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.
eMedia Holdings, which indirectly owns e.tv, OpenView HD and 24-hour news channel eNCA, has report a R1.6bn loss for the 2018 financial year, from a profit in 2017 of R160m. Revenue fell from R2.3bn to R2.2bn
eMedia Investments, the company that produces the 24-hour news channel eNCA for MultiChoice’s DStv, has announced it will launch a second news channel, called OpenNews, which will be available exclusively