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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Super 5 Media wants more time

Wannabe pay-TV operator Super 5 Media has requested yet another extension from the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) to launch services commercially

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What digital TV means for you

For most South Africans the choice of what to watch on television is limited to four free-to-air channels. Soon, though, all that will change. SA is back on track to migrating terrestrial television broadcasts

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All eyes on Telkom as shake-up looms

Telkom looks set for a big management shake-up in the next few months as government moves to appoint a permanent CEO and a chairman to lead the telecommunications group. The two crucial roles are likely to be filled

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