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TopTV boss ‘shocked’ at new licence plan

TopTV chairman and acting CEO Eddie Mbalo is “shocked” that the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) wants to introduce new pay-TV operators just a few years after licensing a range of new players, one of which collapsed. “I’m shocked that after having awarded these new licences

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Only half of TopTV buyers still subscribe

DStv rival TopTV has sold 360 000 decoders since its launch two years ago, but of these only about half are actively using the service, the company’s chairman and acting CEO, Eddie Mbalo, has revealed. He tells TechCentral that TopTV, which is owned by On Digital Media (ODM), has between 160 000 and 200 000

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New pay-TV operators on the way?

The Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) wants to license new pay-TV operators to compete with incumbent MultiChoice, which owns DStv, and recent entrant On Digital Media, with TopTV, despite little interest in launching commercial services

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Prospective DStv rival limps on

Super 5 Media, formerly known as Telkom Media, still wants to offer pay-TV services to South Africans, more than three years after first being licensed, and has requested yet another extension from the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) to launch its products. In a notice published in the Government Gazette

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Icasa to hold hearings on prospective DStv rival

Super 5 Media, the troubled wannabe pay-TV operator formerly known as Telkom Media, has not been granted an extension to a deadline to launch commercial services by the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) and the matter will now be heard at a public

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The real reason Telkom went uncapped

Competition played a role in Telkom’s decision to launch uncapped fixed-line broadband services on Friday. But the main reason it’s going uncapped is that it plans to launch video-on-demand (VOD) services within the next year. The move — Telkom is at

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Super 5 Media has until August

Embattled pay-TV player Super 5 Media has been granted yet another extension by the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) to bring a commercial service to market

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TalkCentral: Episode 26 – ‘Saved’

Episode 26 of TechCentral’s business technology podcast, TalkCentral, is ready for download. In this week’s show, your hosts Candice Jones and Duncan McLeod catch up on some of the big news of the past week

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Super 5 Media wants more time

Wannabe pay-TV operator Super 5 Media has requested yet another extension from the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) to launch services commercially

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MultiChoice awarded mobile TV licence

MultiChoice, which operates the DStv service, has been awarded a digital mobile television broadcasting licence by default after the other bidder, Super 5 Media, withdrew its application. The Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) announced on Friday morning that MultiChoice would become the second mobile TV broadcaster after e.tv was awarded a licence earlier this year.

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