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The real reason Telkom went uncapped

Competition played a role in Telkom’s decision to launch uncapped fixed-line broadband services on Friday. But the main reason it’s going uncapped is that it plans to launch video-on-demand (VOD) services within the next year. The move — Telkom is at

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New SA broadcast challenger edges closer to launch

Mobile TV, the company planning to introduce mobile television services in SA using Korea’s digital multimedia broadcasting (DMB) standard, says it could be ready to start broadcasting commercially within three months in Gauteng. It is also planning to introduce SA’s

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VOD:TV: new details emerge

SA’s newest television challenger, SouthTel Group’s VOD:TV, has revealed more details about its plans to launch a satellite-based video-on-demand service later this year. The company will go to market in partnership with mobile operators

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MobileTV completes technical trials

Black-owned MobileTV, which hopes to launch a mobile television service in SA, has completed the technical tests using the Korean digital multimedia broadcasting (DMB) in Gauteng, says founder and chairman Mothobi Mutloatse. Last week, MobileTV completed

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Transforming television

Televisions have been getting bigger, thinner, lighter and cheaper, offering consumers a high-definition and increasingly cinematic experience at home. But they have remained largely passive devices for consuming content. That may be about to

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DStv BoxOffice launch: all the details

MultiChoice has launched DStv BoxOffice, its satellite-based movie rental service. The company will offer subscribers with personal video recorders the latest movies for rental for 48 hours for R25/movie. The service will be available to DStv Premium

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Will DStv kill the video shop star?

On Thursday, MultiChoice will launch BoxOffice, a movie rental service on its DStv pay-TV platform. The service takes aim at traditional video stores. It’s the country’s first transactional video-on-demand service — a rival service called VOD:TV

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DStv to launch BoxOffice movie rentals

MultiChoice will launch BoxOffice, its long-anticipated transactional video-on-demand service, on 21 July, the operator of the DStv pay-TV platform has confirmed. The service will allow DStv subscribers — at least those with personal video recorder decoders

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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

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