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2007  // Posts published in 2007

21 Dec 2007 Media & Broadcasting

SABC AND PAY-TV SCRAP

The public broadcaster and the pay-TV industry are already at loggerheads, ahead of the launch of a number of new commercial TV stations next year. At the centre of the dispute is the SABC’s insistence that it should be paid for the content which the pay-TV operators are obliged to make available on their platforms […]

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18 Dec 2007 Media & Broadcasting

e.SAT AND DSTV COMBINE FORCES

The dust caused by the battle of the box has finally settled down! e.sat, the sister business to freetg~air television channel e.tv, has announced that it will initiate its multi-channel strategy in 2008, with the launch of South Africa?s first independent 24-hour television news service on Multichoice?s DSTV. The move by e.tv will finally foster […]

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14 Dec 2007 Media & Broadcasting

e.sat DECIDES TO SUPPLY CHANNELS RATHER THAN FIGHT MULTICHOICE FOR SUBSCRIBERS

New pay television provider e.sat has deviated from its initial plan of providing a subscription broadcasting service and will now supply channels to MultiChoice, as it considers the market too small to accommodate more than two players. Although e.sat did not say as much, this could mean the company plans to forfeit its newly acquired […]

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14 Dec 2007 Media & Broadcasting

e.sat DECIDES TO SUPPLY CHANNELS RATHER THAN FIGHT MULTICHOICE FOR SUBSCRIBERS

New pay television provider e.sat has deviated from its initial plan of providing a subscription broadcasting service and will now supply channels to MultiChoice, as it considers the market too small to accommodate more than two players. Although e.sat did not say as much, this could mean the company plans to forfeit its newly acquired […]

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13 Dec 2007 Media & Broadcasting

e.tv CONCLUDES DEAL TO LAUNCH 24-HOR NEWS CHANNEL ON DSTV

CAPE TOWN – e-tv announced yesterday it is to launch a 24-hour news channel on MultiChoice’s digital satellite television service DStv next year. e-tv chief executive Marcel Golding said: “e-news is our strongest brand. We are very pleased to have reached an agreement with MultiChoice to distribute a 24-hour e-news service on the DStv platform, […]

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13 Dec 2007 Media & Broadcasting

e.sat ANNOUNCES PAY-TV PLANS

e.sat, the sister business to free-to-air television channel e.tv, has announced that it will initiate its multi-channel strategy in 2008 with the launch of South Africa’s first independent 24-hour television news service on Multichoice’s DSTV platform. During ICASA’s hearings on pay-TV, e.sat argued that the South African market could only sustain two pay-TV operators. When […]

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12 Dec 2007 Media & Broadcasting

E.SAT MAKES NEWS DEAL WITH MULTICHOICE

E.sat’s planned 24 hour news channel will become part of the DStv bouquet, it announced on Tuesday, dropping out of the race to provide its own pay-TV platform to compete with MultiChoice. E.sat, e.tv’s sister business, will become a content provider for pay-TV platform operators instead. E.tv’s chief executive officer Marcel Golding said the South […]

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12 Dec 2007 Media & Broadcasting

e.tv WANTS IN ON ICASA’S MUST-CARRY PAY TV PLAN

Free-to-air television channel e.tv has called on the regulator to Indude ft in any must-carry policy If ft forces new pay television providers to air commercial station SABC3 on their plafforms. The SABC is pushing for the must-carry regulation, which will force all pay television providers – e.sat. On Digital Media, Telkom Media, Walking on […]

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11 Dec 2007 Transport

WILL GOLDEN ARROW PASS?

GOLDEN Arrow Bus Services, which appears to be revving higher under HCI’s control, is hoping to score from the 2010 Soccer World Cup. HCI chairman Marcel Golding says a major challenge facing public transport is “the pivotal role” the sector is anticipated to play in the staging of the 2010 World Cup. He notes that […]

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FEATURE – POWERFUL PEOPLE

5. Hosken Consolidated Investments chairman MARCEL GOLDING Marcel Golding, a former trade unionist, is the chairman of Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI) which is the biggest shareholder in e.tv, South Africa’s first free-to-air private television station. His company is also involved in E.Sat, one of the four new pay-TV channels launching in the new year. It […]

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