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DStv rival StarSat goes offline

Pay-television provider StarSat has gone off-air, apparently because of technical problems. Viewers say the signal stopped transmitting on Monday afternoon. StarSat subscribers have called

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StarSat denied leave to appeal

An application for leave to appeal a court ruling on the licensing of three pornographic pay channels was dismissed by the Western Cape high court on Wednesday. Judge Lee Bozalek ruled that he correctly ordered that the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa

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Judgment reserved in porn channel case

Judgment in an application for leave to appeal a court ruling on the licensing of three porn pay channels was reserved until 10 December by the Western Cape high court on Friday. On Digital Media wants permission to appeal

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Court to hear StarSat channels appeal

An application for leave to appeal a court ruling on the licensing of three pornographic pay channels will be heard in the Western Cape high court next month. The application by On Digital Media (ODM) will be heard by judge Lee Bozalek on 5 December. At the beginning of the month, Bozalek ordered

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SA should learn from Africa on digital TV

The content that will fill the airwaves after the digital terrestrial television (DTT) switch-on next year will be critical to the success of South Africa’s digital migration project and there are valuable lessons the country can learn from other

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Icasa must revisit StarSat porn channels

Broadcasting regulator Icasa was ordered on Monday to review its decision to license three porn pay channels. Handing down judgment in the Western Cape high court, judge Lee Bozalek said the decision taken last year by Icasa to

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Judgment reserved in StarSat case

Judgment was reserved on Monday in the review application of On Digital Media’s licence to operate three adult channels on pay television. ODM operates the satellite pay-TV service StarSat. The Western Cape high court heard a concession from the group’s lawyer, Steven Budlender, that in fact

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No deceit on adult content: StarSat

Communications regulator Icasa was not deceived about the type of content that would be shown on StarSat’s adult pay channels, the Western Cape high court heard on Thursday. Steven Budlender, for On Digital Media (operating as TopTV and later StarSat), said their expert’s comments about channel content at the Icasa public hearing was clearly taken out of context.

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Porn is not illegal, StarSat argues

It is not a crime to distribute pornography to adults on a secure channel, On Digital Media (ODM) argued in the Western Cape high court on Wednesday. Steven Budlender, for ODM, said the Sexual Offences Amendment Act and the Films and Publications Act criminalised the

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