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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

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

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

Hot on the heels of the launch of two new video-on-demand (VOD) services in South Africa, MultiChoice has announced that it is expanding its transactional VOD platform, BoxOffice, to subscribers of its lower-cost DStv Compact bouquet. Previously, BoxOffice was available only to DStv Premium

South African couch potatoes have never had it so good. In the past fortnight, two new video-on-demand offerings have been launched, one using broadband connections to deliver entertainment into

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

Online video-on-demand services in South Africa will remain a relatively niche service until the cost of data connectivity falls to levels that are affordable for the mass market. That’s the view of advisory and services firm International Data Corp, which believes that despite

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

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

Times Media Group (TMG) is under investigation for allegedly trading during a closed period, when directors are not allowed to trade in shares, Business Report reported on Monday. “We are aware of this matter and are investigating accordingly,” JSE head of investigations Eure Saaiman was quoted as saying