Browsing: StarSat

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

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

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

This was unexpected. Walking on Water Television, one of four new companies offered licences eight years ago to launch subscription television services, is finally getting ready to come to market

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

A technical glitch connecting a satellite uplink station in Slovenia caused significant downtime for StarSat viewers on Monday and into Tuesday, but the company is confident the problem has now been

Pay-television provider StarSat has gone off-air, apparently because of technical problems. Viewers say the signal stopped transmitting on Monday afternoon. StarSat subscribers have called

The supreme court of appeal yesterday dismissed StarSat’s leave to appeal a high court judgment that communications regulator Icasa had erred in granting it a licence to broadcast pornography. The news

South Africans do love a good moan. Whether it’s Eskom’s rolling blackouts or the state of the country’s politics, we seem to find a measure of comfort in a good old groan, whether it’s done quietly

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