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2013  // Posts published in 2013

FREE TV IN ‘CRISIS’ SAYS e.tv BOSS

E.tv CEO Marcel Golding says South Africa’s free-to-air television broadcasting industry requires “urgent regulatory attention and intervention” to help it deal with the threat posed by subscription-based alternatives. E.tv CEO Marcel Golding has warned that South Africa’s free-to-air television industry is in “crisis” and has said that “without urgent regulatory attention and intervention” there will […]

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FREE TV HELD HOSTAGE BY PAYTV IN SA: e.tv

Delays to South Africa’s digital TV migration and poor regulation have put SA’s free TV sector in crisis, argues E-tv’s CEO “Free TV is in crisis,” CEO of E-tv, Marcel Golding told attendees at the launch of Sentech’s Freevision satellite TV platform. If the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) does not intervene, Golding […]

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2 Oct 2013 Mining

HCI SET TO RAMP UP COAL OPERATION WITH SECOND MINE

EMPOWERMENT investment group Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI) — best known for its gaming and media interests — looks set to scour a rich seam in the coal sector with a second mine starting production this year. HCI’s coal-mining operations have mainly been concentrated on the Palesa Colliery with hitches in processing various regulatory steps delaying […]

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FREE TV IN ‘CRISIS’, SAYS e.tv BOSS

E.tv CEO Marcel Golding says South Africa’s free-to-air television broadcasting industry requires “urgent regulatory attention and intervention” to help it deal with the threat posed by subscription-based alternatives. E.tv CEO Marcel Golding has warned that South Africa’s free-to-air television industry is in “crisis” and has said that “without urgent regulatory attention and intervention” there will […]

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e.tv PULLS ITS SOAPS FROM SOAPIE AWARDS

Cape Town – e.tv has pulled both its soaps Rhythm City and Scandal! from the Royalty Soapie Awards set to take place on 2 November in Durban, with e.tv saying the broadcaster didn’t get enough information about the planned awards. With e.tv no longer involved with the planned soap opera awards show, the results will […]

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e.tv SWITCHES OFF NEW SOAP AWARDS

Broadcaster e.tv has snubbed the upcoming Royalty Soapie Awards, the brainchild of Generations actress Winnie Modise. The free-to-air channel, which turned 15 yesterday, is unconvinced about the event in the build-up to the awards’ inaugural staging in Durban on November 2. Organisers announced the first batch of nominees – technical and creative categories – yesterday, […]

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SABC, DSTV BROADCASTING DEAL SPELLS BAD NEWS FOR e.tv

Independent commercial broadcaster e.tv has found itself in a David and Goliath battle with satellite broadcaster MultiChoice, which has locked the SABC into a five-year contract covering content and broadcasting systems. E.tv launched its Openview HD free satellite service last month, presenting a strong challenge to MultiChoice and the SABC. On Monday, Sentech, the state […]

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1 Oct 2013 SENS Announcements

DIRECTORS DEALINGS IN SECURITIES

In compliance with Rules 3.63 – 3.74 of the JSE Limited Listings Requirements, the following information is disclosed:  

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BROADCASTERS AT ODDS OVER DTT, SET TO P BOXES AND PAY TV DEAL

The SABC and MultiChoice have disputed a report by Business Day that the public broadcaster would face a R100 million penalty should it not launch its promised 24-hour entertainment channel by Thursday [3 October]. In a joint statement, the South African Broadcasting Corporation and MultiChoice said they had “noted with regret an exaggerated and shrewd […]

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1 Oct 2013 SENS Announcements

NO CHANGE STATEMENT AND NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Shareholders are advised that HCI’s integrated annual report, incorporating the audited results for the year ended 31 March 2013, has been posted to shareholders and contains no changes from the reviewed results which were published on SENS on 23 May 2013. Grant Thornton (Jhb) Inc. audited the results and the annual financial statements of HCI […]

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