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Two crucial constituencies have been ignored in communications minister Yunus Carrim’s rather ill-tempered response over the past few weeks to questions about his policy on the digital migration of South African television services. Instead of acknowledging the many deficiencies in the option being pursued by government

MultiChoice “cannot speak for the poor” and “has no mandate from them”. It also can’t speak for consumers, from whom it makes “super profits”. That’s the latest broadside directed against MultiChoice by the ministry of communications as the war of words between the Naspers-owned pay-television operator and communications minister

Communications minister Yunus Carrim has accused MultiChoice and its partners of trotting out the “same old, tired issues” over digital terrestrial television and labelled the pay-television broadcaster a bullying “monopoly”. He was responding to full-page Sunday newspaper advertisements in which MultiChoice

South Africa’s migration from analogue to digital terrestrial television looks set for yet more delays if an open letter, signed by MultiChoice, and published in weekend newspapers, is anything to go by. The letter, in the form of full-page advertisements, lays into communications minister Yunus Carrim, saying his

Legal action appears to be looming after a grouping of broadcasters and business organisations on Friday slammed cabinet’s recent decisions about migration to digital terrestrial television. This has raised the spectre of further damaging delays in South Africa’s already

Cabinet’s decision this month to mandate the use of a control system in the set-top boxes government will subsidise for poorer households has led to a great deal of confusion in South Africa’s broadcasting industry. The decision largely went in favour of, which has

Cabinet’s decision, led by communications minister Yunus Carrim, to mandate the use of an encryption system based on a control system in the set-top boxes that government will subsidise for poorer households has drawn both warm praise and stinging criticism from industry players

The stage is set for a final showdown in the protracted war between broadcasters and set-top box manufacturers over the use of encryption based on conditional access (CA) in the set-top boxes that South African consumers will need to buy to continue receiving terrestrial television

The National Association of Manufacturers in Electronics Components (Namec) will hold an urgent meeting this week to decide how best to contest cabinet’s decision that SA will use the European standard for digital terrestrial television