TV encryption: Muthambi wins concourt battle

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

Concourt judgment: DA calls for TV policy review

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

DStv to add four channels

MultiChoice and, 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. said on Tuesday in a statement that it

News ordered to retain primetime news

Communications regulator Icasa has turned down a formal request from 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

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

Digital migration has ‘failed’

South Africa’s long-delayed project to migrate from analogue to digital terrestrial television has “failed”. That’s the view of Democratic Alliance MP and shadow minister of telecommunications & postal services Marian Shinn, who said on Tuesday that

Now SABC said to mull end to prime time news

The SABC has followed free-to-air rival in asking communications regulator Icasa to allow it to stop broadcasting a news bulletin in prime time, the Democratic Alliance said on Monday. The move follows

Hlaudi paid R11,4m bonus: report

Controversial SABC boss Hlaudi Motsoeneng was paid an R11,4m bonus after tax this week, the first part of a three-year set of payments that will total R33m, the City Press newspaper reported on Sunday. The payments were

Muthambi grilled over digital TV delays

Communications minister Faith Muthambi was chastised during a portfolio committee meeting on Thursday about the delays in government’s roll-out of digital migration. “Your management of this process is found wanting,” said

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