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2015  // Posts published in 2015

COURT GRANTS e.tv LEAVE TO APPEAL

E.TV’s lawyer said he was “delighted” that the free-to-air-broadcaster was given permission to take its court battle against the government’s digital migration policy to the Supreme Court of Appeal. Pretoria High Court Judge Bill Prinsloo granted e.tv leave to appeal on Friday, signalling further delay to the country’s migration from analogue to digital broadcasting. SA’s […]

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FRESH BLOW FOR DIGITAL MIGRATION POLICY

Johannesburg – South Africa’s much delayed digital migration process has been dealt another setback after e.tv was granted leave to appeal a ruling earlier this year dismissing its challenge to Communications Minister Faith Muthambi’s digital migration policy. The free-to-air broadcaster had challenged the policy, in which Muthambi expressly prohibited government-sponsored set-top boxes (STBs) from being […]

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SET-TOP BOX BATTLE HEADED TO SUPREME COURT

E.tv has been granted leave to appeal a judgment that went against it in its battle with communications minister Faith Muthambi over set-top box encryption. E.tv has been granted leave to appeal by the high court in Pretoria, setting the stage for a legal showdown at the supreme court of appeal in Bloemfontein between communications […]

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e.tv GETS GO-AHEAD TO TAKE DIGITAL MIGRATION POLICY APPEAL TO SUPREME COURT

FREE-to-air broadcaster e.tv has been given permission to take its fight against the government’s digital migration policy to the Supreme Court of Appeal. Pretoria High Court Judge Bill Prinsloo granted e.tv leave to appeal on Friday, signalling further delay to the country’s fraught migration from analogue to digital broadcasting. The move to digital, which is […]

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27 Oct 2015 Niveus Investments

SUN SEES BINGO AS THREAT TO GROWTH

CASINO giant Sun International, which is in the throes of increasing its exposure to limited payout machine (LPM) gambling, has expressed reservations about the burgeoning electronic bingo terminal (EBT) segment. EBTs and LPMs offer punters smaller bets and smaller possible payouts than highly profitable bricks and mortar casinos. But, unlike urban-based casinos, these alternative gaming […]

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26 Oct 2015 KWV Holdings

KWV GAINS INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION

KWV in Paarl, the only local wine producer to be voted onto Drinks International’s World’s Most Admired Wine Brands 2015, again illustrated its ability to impress local and international wine judges with its range of refined and high quality wines, when it took home numerous awards and trophies in the month of October. Chief Winemaker […]

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30 Sep 2015 General

COMPANY COMMENT: HOSKEN

TRADE union-controlled conglomerate Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI) may have lost earnings power from its core casino and media engines, but the group is making a concerted effort to boost energy levels despite unbundling US-based waste-to-gas producer Montauk last year. HCI’s annual report shows a new investment in Karoshoek Solar One — a concentrated solar energy […]

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29 Sep 2015 SENS Announcements

NO CHANGE STATEMENT AND NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Shareholders are advised that HCI’s integrated annual report, incorporating the summarised audited results for the year ended 31 March 2015, has been posted to shareholders and contains no changes from the reviewed results which were published on SENS on 22 May 2015. Grant Thornton Johannesburg partnership audited the results and the annual financial statements of […]

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28 Sep 2015 Media & Broadcasting

E.tv APPEALS AGAINST RULING ON DECODER ENCRYPTION

South African Free-to-air (FTA) broadcaster E.tv has filed an application for leave to appeal against the high court’s decision in June that government-subsidised set-top-boxes (STBs) do not require encryption to receive Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT). The appeal is expected to be heard in October, NexTVame reported. It claims that the court made mistakes on several […]

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23 Sep 2015 Media & Broadcasting

E.tv HEADS BACK TO COURT OVER DIGITAL TV

E.tv has filed an application for leave to appeal a judgment that went against it in the ongoing battle over whether South Africa’s digital terrestrial television signal will be encrypted. E.tv has filed an application for leave to appeal a judgment by the high court that went against it in the ongoing battle over whether […]

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