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South Africa is about to get a significant new offering in broadcast television with the impending launch of OpenView HD, a new service backed by parent Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI). TechCentral has learnt that OpenView HD will offer between 12 and 20 high-definition and standard-definition

TopTV chairman and acting CEO Eddie Mbalo is “shocked” that the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) wants to introduce new pay-TV operators just a few years after licensing a range of new players, one of which collapsed. “I’m shocked that after having awarded these new licences

DStv rival TopTV has sold 360 000 decoders since its launch two years ago, but of these only about half are actively using the service, the company’s chairman and acting CEO, Eddie Mbalo, has revealed. He tells TechCentral that TopTV, which is owned by On Digital Media (ODM), has between 160 000 and 200 000