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TV in SA turns 40

Television in South Africa turns 40 years old on Tuesday. The SABC TV service marks its 40th anniversary since the very first nationwide broadcast on 5 January 1976 when Dorianne Berry and Heinrich Marnitz welcomed viewers to the “opening night” of TV in the country

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OpenView HD user numbers revealed

OpenView HD, the satellite-based free-to-air television service launched by the same group that owns e.tv, has finally disclosed its user numbers. Platco Digital, which operates the platform on which OpenView HD is distributed, said on Monday that the service

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E.tv ‘committed’ to digital TV

E.tv chief operating officer Mark Rosin has said the free-to-air broadcaster is “disappointed” after losing a high court application brought against communications minister Faith Muthambi over the use of encryption in

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SABC Encore to make DStv debut

The SABC and MultiChoice will launch its rerun entertainment channel, called SABC Encore, on 11 May on DStv. The launch of SABC Encore, which formerly would have been called SABC Entertainment

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HCI partnership ends in tears

The meeting, which was tightly packed into the eighth-floor boardroom of Hosken Consolidated Investments, left some minority shareholders unhappy over certain corporate governance issues and with lingering questions over

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Platco hopes to attract pay-TV players

Platco Digital, the parent company of free-to-air satellite television broadcaster OpenView HD, hopes its decision to lease capacity on Intelsat’s IS20 satellite – the same satellite used by MultiChoice for DStv – will help it attract newly licensed

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‘Delays could crush digital TV project’

The set-top boxes that South Africans will need to watch digital terrestrial television should be given away for free to poor people because, by the time the country has finally migrated from analogue to digital broadcasting, anyone who can afford a set-top box will already

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OpenView HD gets in on Pistorius action

OpenView HD, the free-to-air satellite service launched by e.tv sister company Platco Digital, is joining rival MultiChoice in launching a channel dedicated to the trial of murder accused Oscar Pistorius, which begins on Monday, 3 March. The channel, called “Trial TV: The State vs Oscar

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TechCentral’s best-read stories of 2013

Another year is behind us, and 2013 was another important one in South Africa’s technology industry. We know what our favourite stories were in 2013, but which articles did you, TechCentral’s readers, click on the most. These are the pieces, in ascending order from 10 to one, that generated the most

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Kagiso Media in first TV venture

Kagiso Media, the fast-growing media group that has radio and Internet assets and which is bidding for a pay-television licence, has launched its first TV venture, a free-to-air channel called Glow TV on the OpenView HD satellite bouquet. OpenView HD is a new free-to-air direct