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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

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SES signs 15-year OpenView HD deal

European satellite operator SES has signed a 15-year contract with Platco Digital, the company controlled by Hosken Consolidated Investments through subsidiary Sabido Investments that plans to launch a free-to-air satellite bouquet in South Africa in October called OpenView HD

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OpenView HD: new details emerge

Platco Digital, the company planning to launch a free-to-air satellite television service, has entered into partnerships with a range of companies, including satellite providers, set-top box distributors, major retailers and broadcasters as it gears up to launch the OpenView HD service in South Africa October

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Free satellite TV coming to SA

South Africa is about to get a significant new offering in broadcast television with the impending launch of OpenView HD, a new service backed by e.tv parent Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI). TechCentral has learnt that OpenView HD will offer between 12 and 20 high-definition and standard-definition