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TopTV relaunches as StarSat

Despite facing a lawsuit from two of its minority shareholders and not yet concluding a business rescue process, troubled pay-television operator On Digital Media (ODM) is pressing ahead with plans to relaunch its TopTV brand as StarSat. This follows an agreement

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TopTV shareholders in R750m lawsuit

The fall-out from the business failure of MultiChoice rival On Digital Media, the owner of TopTV, continues unabated with news that the Industrial Development Corp has taken three of the pay-TV operator’s major shareholders to court seeking to recover more than R750m

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Shareholder dispute rocks TopTV

More trouble has rocked TopTV parent On Digital Media (ODM), still the only direct-to-home pay-television rival to MultiChoice and its DStv service. Two disgruntled ODM shareholders have taken the company and its business rescue practitioner, Peter van den Steen, to the high court in an effort

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OpenView HD technical details revealed

Firm details have emerged about South Africa’s newest television offering, the free-to-air satellite platform OpenView HD, which is operated by Platco Digital, a sister company to e.tv. Platco on Wednesday released the names of the 16 channels that will be offered on its

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Kenyan broadcasters see red over DStv

DStv operator MultiChoice is facing fresh allegations of anticompetitive behaviour, this time in Kenya, after rivals Wananchi Group and StarTimes accused the broadcaster of anticompetitive abuses in locking up key football rights. Wananchi Group, which owns Zuku TV, has written to

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Icasa outlines TopTV ‘adult’ call

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has outlined the reasons it decided to allow the troubled pay-television operator On Digital Media to launch adult-themed channels on its TopTV platform. Icasa gave TopTV the go-ahead to launch three channels – Private Spice, Desire TV and

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More HD channels from DStv

MultiChoice is moving to cement its position in South Africa’s pay-television industry, on Tuesday announcing that its SuperSport subsidiary plans to launch two new sports channels in high definition on the DStv platform. SuperSport 5HD and SuperSport 6HD will be introduced in 23 July, the company said in a statement

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DStv Extra tightens pay-TV hold

DStv parent MultiChoice has launched a new bouquet of channels, its sixth, called DStv Extra, which includes 86 channels covering entertainment, news and sport. It does not include any high-definition channels. Priced at R380/month, DStv Extra is positioned between the broadcaster’s most expensive

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MultiChoice may face antitrust probe

Naspers-controlled pay-TV operator MultiChoice, which owns DStv and SuperSport, may soon face a probe by South Africa’s competition authorities after rival On Digital Media (ODM), which owns TopTV, accused it of anticompetitive abuses. TechCentral can reveal exclusively

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