Browsing: e.tv

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Naspers must commission MultiChoice probe

Naspers urgently needs to appoint an independent auditor or law firm to get to the bottom of the scandal now threatening to engulf its subsidiary, pay-television operator MultiChoice. If any evidence of malfeasance is found, executives

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Minister reaffirms new digital TV deadline

Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo has reiterated her commitment to see all South Africans migrating from analogue to digital television by December 2018. “I have full appreciation of the impact that

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Minister to meet broadcasters on digital TV

Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo will today meet broadcasters following the 8 June constitutional court ruling on digital migration. The meeting will be held with broadcasters SABC, e.tv, StarSat and other stakeholders

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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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Muthambi judgment: what it really means

The constitutional court on Thursday upheld an appeal by MultiChoice subsidiary M-Net, the SABC and the minister of communications against a ruling by the supreme court of appeal that the minister (at the time Faith Muthambi)

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TV encryption: Muthambi wins concourt battle

Former communications minister Faith Muthambi has won a constitutional court battle against e.tv over encryption in the set-top boxes for digital terrestrial television. The minister, who was shifted out of the portfolio

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Concourt judgment: DA calls for TV policy review

Following Thursday’s constitutional court judgment in favour of former communications minister Faith Muthambi and against e.tv, Democratic Alliance MP Marian Shinn has again called on the new minister, Ayanda Dlodlo, to begin a thorough review of South Africa’s digital

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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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E.tv ordered to retain primetime news

Communications regulator Icasa has turned down a formal request from e.tv to cancel its primetime news bulletin, saying doing so would not be in the public interest. The move is a blow to the free-to-air broadcaster, which

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Set-top box dispute goes to arbitration

Two black-owned set-top box manufacturers are headed to formal arbitration proceedings – and possibly to court – after the government agency responsible for procuring decoders for South

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