Browsing: Naspers

Alistair Fairweather
Is Facebook really worth $50bn?

We’re pretty used to hearing outlandish valuations on Internet companies that, if they were people, would be barely out of nappies. It happened during the first dot-com boom, and it’s happening again now. But news that Facebook is

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Naspers forecasts leap in earnings

The Naspers growth story continues apace. The technology and media group said on Thursday that expects core earnings per share to leap by up to 35% in the six months to 30 September 2010. The news sent the group’s share price

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Naspers fends off pay-TV threat, for now

Pay-TV competition? What pay-TV competition? Naspers-owned MultiChoice grew its SA subscriber base by 450 000 to 2,8m homes in the 2010 financial year. And it added 1,1m new subscribers in other African markets. SA consumers, it would appear, weren’t tempted to put off their purchasing decisions until after the May launch of On Digital Media’s TopTV, the first direct competitor to MultiChoice

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TopTV to add new channels

SA’s newest pay-TV operator On Digital Media (ODM), which owns TopTV, plans to add new channels and possibly even new channel bouquets to its network later…

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Icasa moves on mobile TV licences

Interested broadcasters have been given three weeks by the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) to apply for licences to provide digital mobile television services to…

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Mobile TV in doubt for World Cup

Ongoing regulatory delays mean it is unlikely that South Africans will be able to watch the 2010 soccer World Cup on their mobile phones. Broadcasting regulator,…

Justin Spratt
Uncapped Internet is a con

Right, so this whole “uncapped” and “Free the Web” stuff has me a little vexed. Basically I think it is all a bit disingenuous, even bordering on manipulative. While Seacom opened the floodgates last year with falling prices for international bandwidth, the reality is that the Telkom

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