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SABC may seek gov’t help with retrenchments

The SABC board might need government assistance to deal with retrenchment at the public broadcaster, SABC news reported on Tuesday. Board chairman Ben Ngubane told parliament’s portfolio committee on communication that head count was high. “We need

SABC sued for millions – again

The former acting CEO of the SABC, Robin Nicholson, has issued a summons against the public broadcaster and is claiming R2,8m, plus interest and the cost of his lawsuit, after he was ousted last month. The claim includes R1,5m in

Court hears broadcaster’s case against Sentech

Sentech’s failure to better encrypt its signal to prevent pirate viewing in Botswana, is damaging business for’s sister channel, the high court in Johannesburg heard on Thursday. Representing eBotswana, advocate Steven Budlender

April 2012 launch for digital TV

Communications minister Roy Padayachie says the country is on track to switch off analogue terrestrial television broadcasts by December 2013, paving the way for spectrum that will be freed up through the migration

Digital TV here in a year

SA consumers may be able to begin buying set-top boxes for digital terrestrial television in little over a year from now, but the full switchover from analogue could take far longer

Budget 2011: more money for digital TV

National treasury has allocated a significant budget to the department of communications over the next three years to assist in the country’s migration from analogue to digital terrestrial television

Mokoetle pours cold water on DG rumour

Former SABC CEO Solly Mokoetle says he has not been asked to take up the position of director-general at the department of communications. Speculation has been mounting that Mokoetle is in line

Broadcasters left in digital limbo

Cabinet on Wednesday discussed the issue of which standard SA will adopt for digital terrestrial television broadcasting. Curiously, however, no reference was made to the issue in Thursday’s cabinet statement

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