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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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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

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Now SABC said to mull end to prime time news

The SABC has followed free-to-air rival e.tv 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

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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

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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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OpenView HD to close four channels

The free-to-air satellite broadcaster will pull the plug on four channels off its platform in the next two months as it rejigs its line-up, it said on Wednesday. E.tv sister company and free-to-air satellite

Duncan McLeod
A tale of six ministers

It all started in the late noughties, I think around 2006 or 2007, when the former communications minister, the late Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri – a former chairwoman of the SABC – declared that South Africa would complete

Dirk de Vos
Why is SA broadcasting in such an awful mess?

A recent supreme court of appeal decision that pitted e.tv and others against MultiChoice and the SABC on the issue of the digital migration and the specifications of set-top boxes – itself a reversal of a high court decision – is now heading to the constitutional

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Encryption will hurt the poor: MultiChoice

Encrypted digital television set-top boxes risk being expensive for government and burdening poorer South Africans with defunct technology, says pay-TV provider MultiChoice. Set-top boxes are key to South Africa’s

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