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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

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

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 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

Sentech has taken the wraps off its new free-to-air broadcasting platform, Freevision, a competitor to the recently announced OpenView HD that will be to be launched by sister company Platco Digital in mid-October. Freevision uses Intelsat’s IS-20 satellite – the same one

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

A consortium of South African investors led by Convergence Partners, and comprising Altirah Telecoms and the Convergence Partners Foundation, has disposed of its 25,1% interest in the New Dawn satellite joint venture to Intelsat. The decision to

Intelsat 20, a new communications satellite that will serve the future needs of MultiChoice, which owns pay-TV service DStv, blasted successfully into space overnight aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle from Kourou in French Guiana. Lift-off occured at 10.54pm SA time on Thursday night. At 28 minutes after launch, at

For many people, satellites are synonymous with television broadcasting. But they’re also gaining popularity as a means of delivering broadband. For emerging markets, like those in Africa, where terrestrial broadband solutions could take years to become ubiquitous, satellite is the only viable option. Ibrahima Guimba-Saidou, GM for Africa

Convergence Partners, the technology investment vehicle controlled by Dimension Data Africa chairman Andile Ngcaba, wants to work with partners to build a multibillion-rand national wholesale mobile broadband network using long-term evolution (LTE) technology. TechCentral has learnt exclusively that Convergence Partners