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Free-to-air broadcasters to feel the squeeze

The percentage of television households in South Africa relying on free-to-air terrestrial services will fall by almost a third in the next three years as pay-satellite, pay-terrestrial and streaming alternatives continue to grow. Research firm Dataxis predicts

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Big fight looming over sports rights

New pay-television licensee Siyaya TV has rubbished claims by SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng that the public broadcaster has secured the rights to broadcast Bafana Bafana soccer

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At last, competition in SA television

Things used to be simple: a life with MultiChoice or a life without it. But South African television viewers will soon be spoilt for choice, even if some options are more appealing than others — and some a lot more

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DA seeks Icasa council minutes

The Democratic Alliance has filed an application under the Promotion of Access to Information Act seeking access to the minutes of every meeting held by the council of communications regulator Icasa since May this

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Siyaya TV gets Icasa green light

Prospective pay-television broadcaster Siyaya TV has received the green light from communications regulator Icasa to commence broadcasting. Siyaya, which intends offering a low-cost bouquet using digital terrestrial television transmission, in August secured a R1bn broadcast deal for the rights

Duncan McLeod
Free rival to SABC, e.tv on the cards

Icasa is set to crack open South Africa’s free-to-air television industry to more competition. As South Africa moves to digital broadcasting, the communications regulator is planning to license a third terrestrial player to compete head-on with the SABC and e.tv. If it goes ahead, which

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Siyaya TV will ‘change face of broadcasting’

Siyaya TV, which acquired the rights to air Bafana Bafana matches for R1bn, is poised to change the face of broadcasting, its major shareholder said on Monday. “We are transforming the broadcasting industry by participating in it ourselves, and not just coming in and asking for jobs,” the Bakgatla ba Kgafela tribal chief John Molefe Pilane

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Digital TV’s Siyaya in R1bn Bafana deal

Newly licensed pay-television operator Siyaya TV, which hopes to offer consumers a low-cost bouquet using digital terrestrial television transmission, has reportedly secured a R1bn broadcast deal for the rights to broadcast Bafana Bafana football games. According to the City Press newspaper, the deal gives Siyaya the rights

Duncan McLeod
Pay TV: Icasa tries again

Two weeks ago, Icasa provisionally awarded licences to five new subscription television broadcasters. It hopes the move will help crack open what has become a highly concentrated market that is now thoroughly dominated by one operator, MultiChoice. The communications regulator will be hoping that it is more successful in this

Duncan McLeod
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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