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As South Africa inches slowly towards migrating from analogue to digital terrestrial television, communications regulator Icasa has provisionally granted licences to five new pay-TV operators following an exhaustive hearings process that took place in 2013. The companies and consortia that have bid for the licences

Sentech’s direct-to-home satellite service, Vivid, is being rebranded as Freevision as the company gears up to take on OpenView HD, which Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI), the owner of, intends launching in October. Vivid is the platform the state-owned broadcasting signal distributor

Mindset Media Enterprises, the commercial arm of the not-for-profit Mindset Network, has applied for a pay-television licence to bolster its existing educational and health content offerings. However, Kagiso Media, which is also seeking a licence from the Independent Communications Authority

Sentech has shut down the signals that allowed people in South Africa’s neigbouring countries to receive free-to-air broadcasts from the SABC and using a range of cheap, imported decoders. The decoders were able to pick up Sentech’s satellite broadcasts from its Vivid service because the signals were