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News wins court appeal over encryption has won the latest battle in the long-running war over digital terrestrial television in South Africa, potentially throwing the long-delayed project off-track once again. The supreme court

Lawyers duel over SABC, MultiChoice deal

The Competition Tribunal heard on Wednesday that pay-television operator MultiChoice took control of valuable assets of the SABC and influenced a key SABC policy materially, through an agreement that only became public after somebody leaked it. Steven Budlender SC

SABC Encore to make DStv debut

The SABC and MultiChoice will launch its rerun entertainment channel, called SABC Encore, on 11 May on DStv. The launch of SABC Encore, which formerly would have been called SABC Entertainment

Concern over set-top box decision

Cabinet’s decision to provide free set-top boxes to 5m poor South Africans does not go far enough, two public broadcasting advocacy groups have said. Media Monitoring Africa and the SOS Coalition say government should have required that

MultiChoice rubbishes Caxton claims

MultiChoice has hit back strongly at claims by another media group Caxton and by two public broadcasting advocacy groups that its 2013 deal with the SABC over the supply of two television

Caxton challenges SABC, MultiChoice deal

Media group Caxton and two public broadcasting advocacy groups, SOS: Support Public Broadcasting Coalition and Media Monitoring Africa, are challenging a 2013 deal between MultiChoice and the SABC that appears to have led to the latter abandoning its support of

Political storm erupts over SABC

A court battle is set to rage over newly expanded powers that communications minister Faith Muthambi has gained over the SABC board, City Press newspaper reported on Sunday. “The changes

Campaigners to march for cheaper broadband

Campaigners will march across South Africa this weekend to demand cheaper and broader access to communications, with march organisers saying government has “handed the democratising power of telecommunications to