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Intrigue as OpenView carries SABC

OpenView HD, the new free-to-air satellite service launched by e.tv sister company Platco Digital on Tuesday, is offering the SABC’s three main television channels as part of its bouquet in spite of a simmering feud with the public broadcaster. The SABC warned last month

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Sentech launches Freevision: details

Sentech has taken the wraps off its new free-to-air broadcasting platform, Freevision, a competitor to the recently announced OpenView HD that will be to be launched by e.tv sister company Platco Digital in mid-October. Freevision uses Intelsat’s IS-20 satellite – the same one

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SABC tears into Platco over OpenView HD

The SABC has torn strips off new free-to-air satellite television platform Platco Digital, which plans to launch OpenView HD in mid-October, denying that it plans to carry its three television channels on the new platform. In a harshly worded statement, the SABC says

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OpenView HD: the full list of channels

Platco Digital, the company behind South Africa’s new free-to-air satellite television service, OpenView HD, has unveiled the selection of channels that it plans to broadcast from launch on 15 October. The company, which is owned by Hosken Consolidated Investments

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Digital TV: a tale of dithering and delay

Broadcasters, tired of dithering and delays around the migration to digital terrestrial television (DTT), have cashed in on the gap in the market to introduce new satellite offerings in both the free-to-air and pay-TV sectors. The concern by some in the broadcast sector, in particular

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E.tv to launch four new channels

E.tv will launch four new free-to-air channels, the broadcaster announced on Tuesday. The channels will be made available through sister company Platco Digital’s new OpenView HD direct-to-home satellite platform, which will be launched in October. The new channels

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Ellies Connect ‘triple play’: more details

Ellies’ triple-play offering of television, broadband and voice-over-Internet protocol (VoIP) telephony will be available in about a month’s time and consumers will be able to choose the components they want. The company’s CEO, Wayne Samson, says the newly created Ellies Connect subsidiary

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Freevision to challenge OpenView HD

Sentech’s direct-to-home satellite service, Vivid, is being rebranded as Freevision as the company gears up to take on OpenView HD, which Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI), the owner of e.tv, intends launching in October. Vivid is the platform the state-owned broadcasting signal distributor

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Exciting times in SA broadcasting

For the longest time, little much has really happened in South Africa’s broadcasting sector. But big changes are now looming. Barely a week seems to go by now without significant new developments in broadcasting. In recent weeks alone, there’s been news of plans to launch South Africa’s first comprehensive trial of digital

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DA alarm bells over DStv, SABC deal

Democratic Alliance MP Marian Shinn has called on the SABC to provide clarity on the business case for its planned 24-hour news channel. The channel will be carried on DStv, owned by Naspers’s MultiChoice. Shinn says this is necessary given that she claims