Browsing: Imtiaz Patel

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Telkom, Vodacom CEOs to sleep in the streets

They make millions every year. But Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko and Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub have agreed to spend a winter’s night on the cold streets of Johannesburg – and will even stump up a large amount

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MultiChoice in new PSL soccer deal

Pay-television broadcaster MultiChoice and the Premier Soccer League have taken the wraps off a new football competition called the MultiChoice Diski Challenge. The three-year agreement, which is being billed as a corporate social investment project by MultiChoice, will provide life skills and leadership development for players

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MultiChoice: Netflix, Apple pose ‘real threat’

Netflix, Apple, Google and other online streaming video providers are the real threat to MultiChoice in South Africa’s subscription broadcasting industry, the pay-television operator’s CEO says. Imtiaz Patel, who heads up MultiChoice South Africa Group, tells TechCentral

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This is not personal, MultiChoice tells Carrim

MultiChoice’s open letter to Yunus Carrim, in which it criticised government’s policy on the use of encryption in free-to-air digital terrestrial television, was “not anti-government” and was written because the pay-TV broadcaster, which owns M-Net and DStv, has

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MultiChoice names new M-Net CEO

Yolisa Phahle has been named as the new CEO of M-Net South Africa, parent company MultiChoice said on Thursday. Phahle is currently director for local interest channels at M-Net. She joined the group in 2005 as GM of Channel O. In 2009, she was appointed as director

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Carrim draws fire over digital TV

Legal action appears to be looming after a grouping of broadcasters and business organisations on Friday slammed cabinet’s recent decisions about migration to digital terrestrial television. This has raised the spectre of further damaging delays in South Africa’s already

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DStv merges online, mobile units

MultiChoice is merging its DStv Online and DStv Mobile businesses and has made a number of management changes, including moving mobile CEO Mark Rayner into the newly created position of chief operating officer of MultiChoice South Africa. At the same time

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Gov’t still mulling access control

Government is still reviewing its policy on access control for digital terrestrial television, the department of communications has told the Democratic Alliance in response questions the party submitted in parliament. This is despite an agreement between MultiChoice and the SABC that prohibits the public broadcaster from

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E.tv fumes over SABC, DStv deal

Free-to-air broadcaster e.tv has slammed a confidential deal struck between the SABC and MultiChoice that prohibits the public broadcaster from offering any of its channels over a television platform that uses encryption technology. E.tv described the move as