Browsing: Gerdus van Eeden

MultiChoice has introduced a new WiFi Connector, allowing consumers to connect their DStv Explora personal video recorder (PVR) decoders to the Internet wirelessly. The new connector comes four years after MultiChoice

Government’s decision not to mandate the use of an encryption system in set-top boxes for digital terrestrial television “probably cost South Africa 10 000 jobs”, the head of one of the country’s largest electronics manufacturing companies has claimed. CZ Electronics chief operating

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

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

Assuming there are no launch delays or other problems, DStv operator MultiChoice will switch to a new orbital satellite in 2012 on which it has secured significantly more capacity for new channels and high-definition broadcasts. The Intelsat 20 (IS-20) satellite will replace two satellites

It will be decades before three-dimensional television (3D TV) becomes a mainstream way of consuming entertainment, much like it has taken high-definition TV decades to become commonplace in people’s homes. That’s the view of Gerdus van Eeden, chief technology officer at MultiChoice

In recent weeks, it’s been almost impossible not to miss M-Net’s criticism of everything that makes for SA’s broadcast digital migration programme, writes Muzi Makhaye. M-Net’s calls for a cheap “converter box” to replace set-top boxes in the migration are as absurd as

One of the questions I’m most often asked by readers is what high-definition (HD) television set they should buy. With a bewildering array of choice in flat-panel TVs, it’s not an easy question to answer. I thought I’d put it to an expert. Gerdus van Eeden knows more about broadcasting technology than just about anyone in SA. The MultiChoice chief technology officer is a veritable font of knowledge on all things TV-rela