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Discover Digital takes on media’s big boys

MTN Group’s former video-on-demand provider, Discover Digital, is starting a new South African online TV service with lender Investec, just days after its partnership with Africa’s biggest wireless operator was cancelled. The closely

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Free Showmax for clients as MTN kills VU

MTN South Africa has pulled the plug on VU, its video-on-demand platform, just days before its partner that provides the service, Discover Digital, launches a new VOD offering. The service will be terminated on 3 May, MTN said. As a “gesture of goodwill

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ShowMax rings in the changes

ShowMax, Naspers’s video-on-demand streaming service, has turned one and has refreshed its logo, which now also includes colour. ShowMax says the logo change from the framed black and white logo used in

James Francis
Showdown at the VOD corral

Get ready for the great South African video-on-demand cull. I have no figures to back this up, but my gut tells me that most of the local offerings are doomed. Services like Vidi, MaxVU and ONTAPtv.com made a go at it, but their reliance on rental models

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ShowMax, MWeb in ‘free’ ADSL deal

Naspers-owned video-on-demand platform ShowMax has reached a deal with Internet service provider MWeb in terms of which users will get three months of “free” ADSL along with three months of complimentary access to ShowMax. The offer is

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TV in SA turns 40

Television in South Africa turns 40 years old on Tuesday. The SABC TV service marks its 40th anniversary since the very first nationwide broadcast on 5 January 1976 when Dorianne Berry and Heinrich Marnitz welcomed viewers to the “opening night” of TV in the country