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2013  // Posts published in 2013

22 Nov 2013 Tsogo Sun Holdings

COMPANY COMMENT: TSOGO SUN

SOUTH Africans may keep on drinking when times are tough, but according to Tsogo Sun CEO Marcel von Aulock they do not gamble as much. He says people tend to gamble when they are happy about the economy and their standard of living. “That is when they have money to spend on leisure, but currently […]

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21 Nov 2013 Tsogo Sun Holdings

SOUTH AFRICA’S TSOGO SUN HI PROFIT UP 20PCT, HELPED BY ACQUISITION%

Nov 21 (Reuters) – South African hotels and casino operator Tsogo Sun reported a 20 percent rise in first-half profit on Thursday, helped by an acquisition that offset the slow revenue from gambling and leisure travel. Tsogo Sun, in which SABMiller and Hosken Consolidated Investments each have a nearly 40 percent stake, said headline EPS […]

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21 Nov 2013 General

HCI’S SMALLER INVESTMENTS ARE ‘STARTING TO SHOW PROMISE’

CAPE TOWN — Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI), the R17.6bn investment company, continues to draw strength from its casino and media interests. But several smaller investments — most notably coal and property — are starting to show promise. Interim results to end September released on Thursday showed that HCI’s holding in casino and hotel group Tsogo […]

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21 Nov 2013 Tsogo Sun Holdings

TSOGO SUN H1 PROFIT UP 20PCT, HELPED BY ACQUISITION

South African hotels and casino operator Tsogo Sun reported a 20 percent rise in first-half profit on Thursday, helped by an acquisition that offset the slow revenue from gambling and leisure travel. Tsogo Sun, in which SABMiller and Hosken Consolidated Investments each have a nearly 40 percent stake, said headline EPS totalled 81.3 cents in […]

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19 Nov 2013 Media & Broadcasting

TV WITH THINUS

e.tv’s newly launched “e+” TV channels are being added by On Digital Media (ODM) and China’s StarTimes to its TopTV – soon to be called StarSat – satellite pay-TV platform. Sabido Investment Limited’s eKasi+, eAfrica+ and eMovies+ channels are being added to ODM and StarTimes. eToonz+ will however not be added. Although the channels are […]

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19 Nov 2013 Media & Broadcasting

STAGE SET FOR FINAL BATTLE IN SET-TOP BOX WAR

The Black Business Council and the National Association of Manufacturers in Electronic Components have slammed the push by e.tv for a control system in digital television set-top boxes. The criticism comes as a crucial cabinet decision on the issue looms. The stage is set for a final showdown in the protracted war between broadcasters and […]

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18 Nov 2013 Media & Broadcasting

FREE INTERNET VIDEO STREAMING TV FOR SA PROGRESS

Both E-tv and Sentech are making headway with their free online video streaming services. Sentech and E-tv are both working on offering so-called “over-the-top” (OTT) video services that let viewers watch certain content for free on the Internet. Kathrein TechnoTrend, a set-top box (STB) manufacturer, showcased the online content offering for Sentech’s relaunched subscription-free satellite […]

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18 Nov 2013 Media & Broadcasting

WHAT SABC DIDN’T WANT YOU TO SEE

The cliche “you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone” must be hovering over the SABC offices like a big neon sign since they refused to commission another season of The Big Debate. The show, which is a televised indaba, invites into the studio people from all walks of life to chat about a […]

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13 Nov 2013 Media & Broadcasting

ONLINE VIDEO IN SOUH AFRICA FROM e.tv

E-tv has grand plans for its online video offering in South Africa While E-tv currently has around 12,000 unique viewers using its “e On Demand” service, it aims to increase that viewership 40-fold. That’s the word from Maxwell Nonge, formerly the group executive of new business and platforms at E-tv; currently the boss of Platco […]

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13 Nov 2013 Media & Broadcasting

eNCA PICKS UP SABC’S CENSORED BIG DEBATE SHOW

Cape Town – The Big Debate current affairs talk show with host Siki Mgabadeli, censored and dumped by the SABC, is moving to eNCA (DStv 403) with a new season of 10 episodes which will start on Tuesday 19 November at 21:00. Episodes of the new second season will also start at a slightly later […]

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