eMedia has blamed the impact of load shedding and other external factors for a weaker financial performance.
Openview, the free-to-air satellite platform owned by JSE-listed eMedia Holdings, has notched up nearly 3.2 million activations.
eMedia Holdings’ free-to-air satellite platform, Openview, has topped three million activations, nine years after launch.
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.
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.
Newzroom Afrika, the new 24-hour new channel licensed by MultiChoice that replaces the defunct, formerly Gupta-owned ANN7, will be launched on DStv on Thursday.
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.
South Africa can complete the migration from analogue to digital television within a year, provided government adopts a mix of satellite and terrestrial broadcasting, according to eMedia Holdings CEO Andre van der Veen.
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