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DStv upgrades Explora with new features

MultiChoice has announced a new upgrade for its high-end DStv Explora personal video recorder (PVR) satellite decoder. A new software update, which will be delivered automatically from 15 September to all active Explora PVR decoders, promises improvements to

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DStv unveils big Explora PVR update

MultiChoice has announced a big software update to its Explora personal video recorder decoder to improve content discovery, including much-improved search functionality, as well as the ability

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MultiChoice moves on VOD rivals

Hot on the heels of the launch of two new video-on-demand (VOD) services in South Africa, MultiChoice has announced that it is expanding its transactional VOD platform, BoxOffice, to subscribers of its lower-cost DStv Compact bouquet. Previously, BoxOffice was available only to DStv Premium

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M-Net to get hit shows as they air in US

Imagine being able to watch the latest hit shows on South African television just hours after they’ve been aired in the US. That’s what local pay-television viewers can now look forward to. Due to the growing threat posed by online piracy, M-Net, the pay-TV operator in the MultiChoice stable has announced it will

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DStv to open PVR to the Internet

MultiChoice, the owner and operator of pay-television service DStv, intends opening a data pipe on its Explora personal video recorder (PVR) decoder this year, paving the way for consumers to be able to watch on-demand services via the Internet. Group CEO for broadcast technology Gerdus

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TechCentral’s best-read stories of 2013

Another year is behind us, and 2013 was another important one in South Africa’s technology industry. We know what our favourite stories were in 2013, but which articles did you, TechCentral’s readers, click on the most. These are the pieces, in ascending order from 10 to one, that generated the most

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Exciting times in SA broadcasting

For the longest time, little much has really happened in South Africa’s broadcasting sector. But big changes are now looming. Barely a week seems to go by now without significant new developments in broadcasting. In recent weeks alone, there’s been news of plans to launch South Africa’s first comprehensive trial of digital

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DStv’s new PVR: the inside story

In 2010, when MultiChoice began work on its radically redesigned new personal video recorder (PVR) decoder, the DStv Explora, the premise was that it would be a “connected box” that would offer on-demand services over the Internet. The Naspers-owned pay-television operator had