Browsing: MultiChoice

Football propels DStv subscriber growth

MultiChoice, which operates the DStv satellite television service, grew revenues by 19% to R21bn in the past financial year, despite the introduction of competition in SA’s pay-TV market. In the year to 31 March 2011, MultiChoice added almost 1m subscribers

Social media won’t overthrow dictators – Tsedu

Social media tools and the Internet will play little role in overthrowing repressive governments in Southern Africa. That’s the view of veteran newspaper editor Mathatha Tsedu, who was speaking to a gathering of African journalists in

DStv eyes mass market for mobile TV

MultiChoice wants to use its DStv Mobile platform to extend television services into markets where people don’t subscribe to or can’t afford traditional pay-TV services. DStv Mobile, which uses the digital video broadcasting handheld standard to deliver

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Pay TV’s new contender

SA ’s pay-TV market is hotting up with news last week that the country will get its first satellite-based video-on-demand service on 1 September. VOD:TV plans to offer a “subscription and transactional” system that

TopTV postpones HD launch

Fledgling pay-TV provider TopTV will not launch high-definition channels or a personal video recorder (PVR) decoder this year, pushing out their launch to the second quarter of 2012. The broadcaster, owned by

New player to shake up SA television

SA’s television content and broadcasting market is hotting up with news that a new player, VOD:TV, will launch services to South Africans on 1 September. TechCentral can reveal exclusively that the new company, which is being launched

Digital TV here in a year

SA consumers may be able to begin buying set-top boxes for digital terrestrial television in little over a year from now, but the full switchover from analogue could take far longer

Tuning in to the digital age

Worldwide, the broadcasting industry is being turned on its head by the Internet. It’s no different locally, where technological advances — online and otherwise — are taking place at an unprecedented pace and leaving

Super 5 Media has until August

Embattled pay-TV player Super 5 Media has been granted yet another extension by the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) to bring a commercial service to market

Fired for tweeting

SuperSport has let go of rugby commentator Andrew (Tank) Lanning after he revealed market-sensitive information about the company on popular social media platform Twitter. The broadcaster’s communications manager

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