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Satellite operators in for a rough ride

Satellite operator Inmarsat was founded 40 years ago to let ships communicate with land so rescuers could aid sailors. The maritime business, which still provides half of sales and operating profit, set it apart from rivals

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DStv rakes in the cash for Naspers

Depressed economy? What depressed economy? MultiChoice, which owns DStv, M-Net and SuperSport, has turned in another strong financial performance for the year ended 31 March 2015

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Platco hopes to attract pay-TV players

Platco Digital, the parent company of free-to-air satellite television broadcaster OpenView HD, hopes its decision to lease capacity on Intelsat’s IS20 satellite – the same satellite used by MultiChoice for DStv – will help it attract newly licensed

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Altech Node: we reveal all the details

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

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Free TV in ‘crisis’, says e.tv boss

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

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