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Commission must probe Zupta broadcasting deals

Much dust has been kicked up over MultiChoice’s channel agreements with the SABC and the Guptas’ ANN7 television news channel. The claim is that these parties colluded in a form of state capture and corruption to their mutual

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Digital TV: Muthambi vows to press on

Despite a supreme court of appeal judgment on Tuesday, which set aside a 2015 amendment to South Africa’s broadcasting migration policy, the communications minister, Faith Muthambi, has vowed to press on with the digital terrestrial television migration

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E.tv wins court appeal over encryption

E.tv has won the latest battle in the long-running war over digital terrestrial television in South Africa, potentially throwing the long-delayed project off-track once again. The supreme court

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Set-top box tender shrouded in mystery

The Universal Service & Access Agency of South Africa (Usaasa) has apparently finalised the winning bidders for the set-top box tender process, but confusion reigns over how the process will work from

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Set-top box battle turns nasty

A conference on small and medium enterprises hosted by the department of telecommunications & postal services was thrown into disarray on Tuesday after police were called in to remove the president of one of the factions of a warring grouping of black industrialists

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MultiChoice rubbishes Caxton claims

MultiChoice has hit back strongly at claims by another media group Caxton and by two public broadcasting advocacy groups that its 2013 deal with the SABC over the supply of two television

Keith Thabo
Consumers set to lose in digital migration

Consumers stand to be the biggest losers during South Africa’s migration to digital terrestrial television (DTT). As the country races to meet an international deadline to switch off analogue TV by 2015, major decisions are being made that will raise costs for consumers and

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Rift tears at black set-top box makers

A dispute over an empowerment deal that has soured could cost South Africa a massive boost to the local set-top box manufacturing sector. At the heart of the dispute is the relationship that the National Association of Manufacturers in Electronic Components, an industry body for

Keith Thabo
Minister, you are misleading the public

It is unfortunate that, in his rush to push through a new framework for digital migration of South African television, communications minister Yunus Carrim has resorted to rewriting history, distorting facts and again pretended that the views of the black electronics

Opinion
Absurd claims cloud set-top box debate

There has been a lot of debate in recent weeks about whether communications minister Yunus Carrim has done the right thing when it comes to South Africa’s new broadcasting policy. To back up a bit, perhaps we should explain what this debate means for ordinary South Africans. At present, televisions in South Africa receive

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