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StarSat will be a ‘serious competitor’

StarSat, the pay-television platform previously known as TopTV, will emerge as a “serious competitor” to MultiChoice, the Naspers subsidiary that owns the dominant DStv service. That’s the word from Peter van den Steen, who is overseeing the business rescue of StarSat parent On

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SuperSport goes widescreen-only

SuperSport is ditching the 4:3 picture format across all its standard-definition (SD) broadcasts, moving to a widescreen format based on the 16:9 aspect ratio, parent MultiChoice said on Friday. The broadcaster already offers its HD channels in widescreen. “The switchover

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DStv launches new VOD services

MultiChoice has added new features to its DStv application for iPhones and iPads, allowing DStv Premium subscribers to download selected videos from its Catch Up service. Live streaming of major sporting events has also been incorporated into

Duncan McLeod
The astonishing rise of Naspers

Naspers is within a whisker of smashing through R1 000/share for the first time and reaching a market capitalisation of R400bn thanks to an 80%-plus surge in its share price in the past 12 months. The growth in its value in recent years has been nothing short of

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More HD channels from DStv

MultiChoice is moving to cement its position in South Africa’s pay-television industry, on Tuesday announcing that its SuperSport subsidiary plans to launch two new sports channels in high definition on the DStv platform. SuperSport 5HD and SuperSport 6HD will be introduced in 23 July, the company said in a statement

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Tencent boom for Naspers

Naspers’s decision, 12 years ago, to buy a stake in Chinese instant-messaging, entertainment and online advertising company Tencent continues to pay big dividends for the South African-headquartered media and technology group. Financial results published on Tuesday

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DStv Extra tightens pay-TV hold

DStv parent MultiChoice has launched a new bouquet of channels, its sixth, called DStv Extra, which includes 86 channels covering entertainment, news and sport. It does not include any high-definition channels. Priced at R380/month, DStv Extra is positioned between the broadcaster’s most expensive

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MultiChoice may face antitrust probe

Naspers-controlled pay-TV operator MultiChoice, which owns DStv and SuperSport, may soon face a probe by South Africa’s competition authorities after rival On Digital Media (ODM), which owns TopTV, accused it of anticompetitive abuses. TechCentral can reveal exclusively

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TalkCentral: Ep 85 – ‘Trouble in TV land’

In this week’s episode of TalkCentral, your regular hosts Duncan McLeod and Craig Wilson delve into the news, which TechCentral broke on Friday, that MultiChoice and SuperSport could be facing a probe soon by the competition authorities after On Digital Media, owner of TopTV, lodged a complaint against the companies

Alistair Fairweather
Prime time, all the time

It’s not much to look at — sleek, black and about the size of two decks of cards – but this little box may represent the greatest threat the television industry has faced. A large part of this threat is explained by the logo embossed discreetly on the top of the box – a stylised apple missing a single bite

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