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Duncan McLeod
The revolution will be televised

Driven by the rise of broadband, the era of linear television broadcasting will draw to a rapid close in the next decade. New media empires will be built on the back of this change. Established broadcasters that don’t adapt will crumble. A revolution is at hand — a revolution that is going

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Altech Node: we reveal all the details

Technology group Altech, part of the JSE-listed Altron stable, on Thursday evening announced that it is making a big play into the video-on-demand and home automation markets with a new, satellite-based home entertainment product called the Node that it hopes will become a

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TalkCentral: Ep 111 – ‘Watch out’

It’s all Apple in the latest episode of TalkCentral. Your hosts Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg unpack the big keynote, ask whether Apple was right to introduce bigger-screen iPhones, and look at the company’s new Watch

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Vidi: Inside Times Media’s VOD play

Times Media Group on Wednesday took the wraps off a “cord cutting” video-on-demand (VOD) service called Vidi. Vidi offers both subscription streaming and movie rental services via the Internet. The JSE-listed media group is attempting

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Times Media to launch Vidi VOD

JSE-listed Times Media Group, which owns a range of newspaper and other media assets, will launch a video-on-demand product next month. Called Vidi, the service, which will compete with pay-television operator MultiChoice

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Body calls for Times Media probe

The Movement for Transformation in Media in South Africa called for a probe on Monday into the transformation of Times Media Group. “We have seen a concerted effort by the largely white-owned and -run media houses, in this case specifically the TMG, to discredit black business

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Legal tussle over Durban radio station

When Times Media Group trumpeted in a statement to shareholders last week that it had acquired 60% of radio station Vuma FM for R25,6m, it failed to inform them of impending litigation against the Durban-based radio station that could jeopardise its future. TechCentral is in

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Times Media bolsters radio assets

Times Media Group has acquired a controlling 60% stake in a KwaZulu-Natal based radio station called Vuma FM. The acquisition comes just a month after it snapped up 65% of Mpumalanga station Mpower FM. The deal is worth R25,6m and Times Media has agreed to provide additional working capital to Vuma