eMedia Holdings’ Openview is about to get a challenger in the free-to-air satellite television market with the imminent launch in South Africa of a new service called PremiumFree TV.
Thousands of passenger planes are still grounded, but in-flight Internet is surging to new highs.
Intelsat filed for bankruptcy and said it had obtained $1-billion in new financing that will allow it to keep the satellite service in business while it awaits billions of dollars in proceeds from a spectrum auction.
Technology group Altech, part of the JSE-listed Altron stable, on Thursday evening announced that it is making a big play into the video-on-demand and home automation markets with a new, satellite-based home entertainment product called the Node that it hopes will become a
E.tv CEO Marcel Golding has warned that South Africa’s free-to-air television industry is in “crisis” and has said that “without urgent regulatory attention and intervention” there will be a “rapid if not irreversible decline in the quantity and quality” of programming and choice in the years