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TopTV postpones HD launch

Fledgling pay-TV provider TopTV will not launch high-definition channels or a personal video recorder (PVR) decoder this year, pushing out their launch to the second quarter of 2012. The broadcaster, owned by

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

What digital TV means for you

For most South Africans the choice of what to watch on television is limited to four free-to-air channels. Soon, though, all that will change. SA is back on track to migrating terrestrial television broadcasts

SES eyes Africa growth with €1bn satellites

Europe’s SES group, which operates a worldwide fleet of more than 40 communications satellites, is establishing a bigger presence in SA ahead of the launch later this year of a new, high-capacity satellite

TopTV to launch HD channels

TopTV will launch high-definition channels next year as it takes its fight for subscribers with incumbent pay-TV operator MultiChoice to the next level. The company, owned by On Digital Media (ODM), says it expects to launch

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Not so Super after all

Three years ago, when the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) licensed three new pay-TV players, most of us couldn’t wait to see something super. Four new companies were given a chance to bring new shows to SA’s TV screens. Most importantly, they were supposed to provide competition to the incumbent monopoly, MultiChoice.

DStv to get HD movie channel

Broadcaster MultiChoice is again expanding its high-definition (HD) portfolio, with plans to launch an HD movie channel on 1 October, TechCentral has learnt. The channel, to be called M-Net Movies 1 HD, will join the four HD channels MultiChoice has already launched on its DStv Premium bouquet.

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

DStv ups pay-TV ante with new HD decoder

DStv operator MultiChoice is upping the ante with its new rival On Digital Media (ODM) and its TopTV service. On Thursday, the incumbent satellite pay-TV operator introduced a cut-price high-definition personal video recorder (HD-PVR) decoder that it hopes will drive HD technology to a broader audience

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