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Watching Netflix, Hulu in SA: is it legal?

Subscribing to international music and video streaming subscription services such as Hulu and Netflix outside the regions for which they’re intended may breach the terms of service between content distributors and the owners of that content. But as long as South African users pay their monthly fees, their

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How to get Netflix, Hulu in SA

With a credit card, a broadband connection, some (usually) simple instructions, and using one or more of a selection of clever applications or browser plug-ins, South Africans can subscribe to US video streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu and

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Second screen no threat to TV – yet

Tablets, smartphones and laptops aren’t having the negative effect on television viewing many predicted, according to a new report from Deloitte. The report, “Survival of the fastest: TV’s evolution in a connected world”, has found that the increase in second screens has “barely caused a ripple in TV behaviour

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Future’s bright for UHD TV: Deloitte

Ultra-high-definition (UHD) television, which offers a resolution of 2160p – or four times that of current-generation HD TVs – has a bright future, though it still has a number of obstacles it has to overcome before it achieves mainstream success, according to a new report from Deloitte

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Telkom confirms faster broadband plans

In notes accompanying its interim financial results, released on Monday, Telkom has confirmed that by 2015 the slowest broadband package on its fixed-line network will offer download speeds of up to 2Mbit/s, from 384kbit/s now, and up to 40Mbit/s at the top end. The company has also

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Inside Telkom’s broadband, TV plans

Telkom is involved in a multibillion-rand project to increase the throughput of fixed-line broadband to speeds of up to 40Mbit/s. The plans also include dramatically upping the speed of entry-level broadband services and introducing video-on-demand (VOD) products

Duncan McLeod
The show’s starting

Telkom did something last week no one thought it ever would: its Internet service provider, TelkomInternet, jumped onto the uncapped broadband bandwagon, adopting a market trend started 18 months ago by its rival, MWeb. The news came as a

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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

Duncan McLeod
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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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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