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Altron’s year of expensive lessons

JSE-listed technology group Altron will in future be a significantly smaller business focused on the IT and telecommunications industries as it sheds non-core assets and loss-making businesses, especially in the legacy power infrastructure side of its business. Robbie Venter has resolved

How much the Node cost Altron

Altron disclosed on Wednesday that it has fully impaired intangible assets related to the failed Altech Node set-top box and home automation system to the tune of R44m in the six months ended 31 August 2015. TechCentral first reported last month that Altron had decided to pull the plug on the service

Altron to shut down the Altech Node

The Altech Node will soon be no more. TechCentral has established that Altron is going to pull the plug on the service after failing to sell the business to a third party. Altron subsidiary Altech launched the Node to great fanfare in 2014

Duncan McLeod
ShowMax, Netflix and SA’s disrupted TV future

The television entertainment industry in South Africa is in for significant disruption in the next 18 months. And couch potatoes look set to be the biggest beneficiaries as competition intensifies between traditional broadcasters and new Internet streaming providers

Altron gives up on the Altech Node

Altron has decided to sell its poorly performing video-on-demand platform, the Altech Node, and is in the advanced stages of discussions with an unnamed third party to dispose of the product. Altron subsidiary Altech launched the Node

Altech adds Warner Bros to Node

Altech has added Warner Bros to the content bouquet offered on the Node video-on-demand and home automation set-top box in a move it says “substantially extends its content library of movie and television entertainment”. Despite “lower than

End of an era as Craig Venter steps down

Craig Venter, the 52-year-old son of Altron founder Bill Venter, has quit the group after 27 years of service. The move was not entirely unexpected after Altron last week announced it would

Duncan McLeod
Troubled Altron seeking new blood

It’s been 50 years since Bill Venter, then a 33-year-old telecommunications engineer, founded Allied Electric, the company that would go on to become the Altron group. Alongside publication of its results for the year ended February 2015, Altron

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