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Inside SA’s exploding VOD market

It’s a veritable feast for couch potatoes – or at least those with access to affordable and fast broadband. In the space of just a few months, almost half a dozen new video-on-demand players have been launched in South Africa, promising an alternative to satellite pay

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MultiChoice mints money for BEE shareholders

In a resounding black economic empowerment success story, the value of the 20% investment in MultiChoice South Africa by BEE shareholders has increased by 20 times. The shares are currently trading around R170 each and, including total dividends paid to date of just

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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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DStv rakes in the cash for Naspers

Depressed economy? What depressed economy? MultiChoice, which owns DStv, M-Net and SuperSport, has turned in another strong financial performance for the year ended 31 March 2015

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Naspers smashes through R2 000/share

Riding high on the growing fortunes of Tencent, in which it holds a 34% stake, Naspers smashed through the R2 000/share barrier in morning trading on the JSE on Monday. It’s the first time the technology and media giant has reached the R2 000/share milestone

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MultiChoice in new PSL soccer deal

Pay-television broadcaster MultiChoice and the Premier Soccer League have taken the wraps off a new football competition called the MultiChoice Diski Challenge. The three-year agreement, which is being billed as a corporate social investment project by MultiChoice, will provide life skills and leadership development for players

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StarSat to bulk up sports offering

On Digital Media (ODM), the owner of pay-television operator StarSat (formerly TopTV), is making a more aggressive play into sports, reserving an entire channel number range to sports channels and launching a new sports

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Gov’t sets sights on TV content rights

Could MultiChoice subsidiary SuperSport find itself forced to make its exclusive sports content available to other broadcasters? Government may be taking a step in that direction after telecommunications and postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele said on Wednesday that he intends directing communications

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VOD player eyes SA debut

A new South African video-on-demand player, Discover Digital, plans to give broadcasters a run for their money by launching both subscription-based and transactional video-on-demand services, as well as content kiosks, aimed at a broad spectrum of consumers. The company says it has developed the infrastructure required to launch its service