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China to the rescue for TopTV?

TopTV parent On Digital Media is turning to China in an effort to stave off business failure. The proposed deal will result in China’s StarTimes taking a 20% stake in the business, the maximum foreign shareholding allowed for South African broadcasters. The troubled operator

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TopTV pawn in political game – founder

These allegations from Mergan Moodley, the founder of On Digital Media (ODM), which owns TopTV, come on the same day the pay-TV station announced it would be discontinuing two channels from its bouquet for “operational reasons” in preparation for a new channel structure. “The IDC [Industrial Development Corp] has

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Troubled TopTV loses channels

Financially distressed pay-TV operator TopTV, owned by On Digital Media and which is under “business rescue” in terms of the Companies Act, is discontinuing two of its channels this week. “As TopTV continues to operate under the business rescue plan … it has become necessary

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TopTV makes its case for porn

Financially distressed pay-television broadcaster On Digital Media (ODM), owner of TopTV, has set out a case to the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) in which it has argued that it should be allowed to broadcast X-rated content on its bouquet of satellite channels

Craig Wilson
Why DStv needs TopTV

MultiChoice, operator of satellite pay-television platform DStv and a unit of JSE-listed media giant Naspers, should be concerned about the financial problems at rival TopTV, owned by On Digital Media. Competition is good for consumers and it’s

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TopTV hits the skids

TopTV owner On Digital Media, the first and only company to launch a commercial alternative to incumbent pay-TV operator MultiChoice’s DStv, is in serious financial difficulty. The company’s management team has decided to seek a “business rescue” under section 129 of the new Companies Act. This

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Altech joins techs in move to Buccleuch

The stretch of land around the confluence of the M1, N1 and N3 highways at Buccleuch, north of Johannesburg, is turning into something of a corporate information and communications technology hub. Just months after mobile operator Cell C

Craig Wilson
How Icasa has failed us

So, the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) has decided to reject TopTV parent company On Demand Media’s request for permission to air three “adult” channels on its satellite pay-TV platform. In doing so, the regulator hasn’t only overstepped the mark in terms of the degree to which it should be able to interfere

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Why Icasa blocked TopTV adult channels

The rights of women to equality and human dignity trumped TopTV’s right to freedom of expression. This is one of the main reasons the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) decided not to allow TopTV to launch adult-orientated channels on its satellite pay-TV platform. Icasa finally published its

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TopTV boss ‘shocked’ at new licence plan

TopTV chairman and acting CEO Eddie Mbalo is “shocked” that the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) wants to introduce new pay-TV operators just a few years after licensing a range of new players, one of which collapsed. “I’m shocked that after having awarded these new licences

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