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DStv is profiting unfairly from us, SABC says

Must-carry regulations, which require DStv parent MultiChoice and other satellite pay-television providers to carry the SABC’s three free-to-air channels, are unfair and commercial broadcasters are exploiting

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Minister reaffirms new digital TV deadline

Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo has reiterated her commitment to see all South Africans migrating from analogue to digital television by December 2018. “I have full appreciation of the impact that

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Minister to meet broadcasters on digital TV

Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo will today meet broadcasters following the 8 June constitutional court ruling on digital migration. The meeting will be held with broadcasters SABC, e.tv, StarSat and other stakeholders

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Icasa to probe uncompetitive pay-TV sector

Communications regulator Icasa has announced that it intends launching a probe into South Africa’s pay-television market after various attempts in recent years to introduce competition to dominant operator

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StarSat secures big victory at Icasa

Pay-television operator On Digital Media, which owns StarSat (formerly TopTV), has won a significant victory at communications regulator Icasa that will allow the company finally to emerge

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Layoffs looming at StarSat: report

Troubled pay-television broadcaster StarSat, formerly known as TopTV, is being forced to retrench staff, according a report in the Sunday Times. The newspaper says StarSat issued section 189 notices to employees last week and has blamed difficult

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ShowMax, Netflix and SA’s disrupted TV future

The television entertainment industry in South Africa is in for significant disruption in the next 18 months. And couch potatoes look set to be the biggest beneficiaries as competition intensifies between traditional broadcasters and new Internet streaming providers

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StarSat won’t withdraw DStv complaint

StarSat parent On Digital Media (ODM) has no intention of withdrawing a complaint it lodged against MultiChoice in 2013 at the Competition Commission, in which it accused its rival of engaging

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StarTimes seeks R2,5bn from Ghana

Pay-television operator StarTimes, which owns South Africa’s StarSat, is suing the Ghanaian government for US$200m (about R2,5bn) over alleged wrongful termination of contract. The Chinese company, which competes

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