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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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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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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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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