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Streaming a threat to broadcasters: analyst

Internet streaming is a serious competitive threat to broadcast television in South Africa, but the technology is hamstrung by cost challenges, says an analyst. “There is no doubt that Internet streaming

Vidi app comes to Samsung TVs

On the same day that Naspers is set to take the wraps off its new video-on-demand service called ShowMax, another VOD player, Times Media Group’s Vidi, has claimed it’s become the first to market in

Duncan McLeod
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

Moneyweb makes case in copyright battle

The copyright battle between Moneyweb and Media24 started in the high court in Johannesburg on Thursday, with Moneyweb’s counsel explaining why it was important to protect the work of its

Now TMG enters digital wires fray

Just weeks after the not-for-profit South African Press Association (Sapa) announced it would close its doors at the end of March, three prospective new commercial news…

Vidi inks deal with the BBC

A week after announcing it was sourcing local content for its online video-on-demand platform through the SABC, Times Media Group’s Vidi service has signed a deal with BBC Worldwide, the commercial

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At last, competition in SA television

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

Vidi expands with local content

Times Media Group’s Vidi online video-on-demand platform is expanding its offering with a range of local television dramas, movies and children’s programming. Vidi has licensed a range

MTN unveils its video-on-demand play

After extensive piloting, MTN South Africa has launched FrontRow Services, a video-on-demand platform that provides customers with access to movies and television shows for R179/month. MTN FrontRow Services is made up of FrontRow Club and

Blackstar makes moves on TMG, Kagiso

Times Media Group’s largest shareholder, Blackstar, has tabled a nonbinding expression of interest in buying the 67,5% of the shares in the media company it doesn’t already own. At the same time – but in an unrelated move – Blackstar has said it is in talks to buy a 22,9% stake in listed