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TV ENCRYPTION: MUTHAMBI WINS CONCOURT BATTLE

Former communications minister Faith Muthambi has won a constitutional court battle against e.tv over encryption in set-top boxes for digital terrestrial television. The minister, who was shifted out of the communications portfolio at the end of March when President Jacob Zuma reshuffled his cabinet, had challenged a supreme court of appeal judgment in favour of […]

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25 May 2017 Media & Broadcasting

TELEVISION PLATFORM OpenViewHD WEIGHS ON on eMEDIA

The free digital satellite platform doubles its set-top boxes activations OpenViewHD, which provides free digital satellite TV channels, has more than doubled its set-top boxes activations to 778,160 in the year to March. The platform, which is owned by listed media group eMedia, offers a variety of entertainment channels and lifestyle programmes with no monthly […]

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25 May 2017 Media & Broadcasting

TELEVISION PLATFORM OpenViewHD WEIGHS ON eMEDIA

The free digital satellite platform doubles its set-top boxes activations. OpenViewHD, which provides free digital satellite TV channels, has more than doubled its set-top boxes activations to 778,160 in the year to March. The platform, which is owned by listed media group eMedia, offers a variety of entertainment channels and lifestyle programmes with no monthly […]

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24 May 2017 Media & Broadcasting

e.TV’S HOLDING COMPANY SWINGS INTO PROFIT

The woes of its state-owned competitor SABC appear to have helped private-sector broadcaster e.tv swing to profit in year to end-March. Its holding company, eMedia, reported a profit of R161m from the R89m loss it reported in its first results as an independently listed company in 2016. Income grew 7% to R2.6bn, which the company […]

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24 May 2017 Media & Broadcasting

e.tv’s HOLDING COMPANY SWINGS INTO PROFIT

The woes of its state-owned competitor SABC appear to have helped private-sector broadcaster e.tv swing to profit in year to end-March. Its holding company, eMedia, reported a profit of R161m from the R89m loss it reported in its first results as an independently listed company in 2016. Income grew 7% to R2.6bn, which the company […]

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16 Mar 2017 Media & Broadcasting

CONSTITUTIONAL COURT DECISION COULD CHANGE TV LANDSCAPE

The encryption of a digital signal is at issue in an important court case. In February 2017, the Constitutional Court heard an application to declare a policy adopted by the Minister of Communications invalid and unlawful. The judgment could change the landscape of television broadcasting in South Africa, particularly for paid programming. As a result, […]

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21 Feb 2017 Media & Broadcasting

eTV IN COURT TO FIGHT DStv OVER UNENCRYPTED DIGITAL TV SYSTEM

eTV and several NGOs say DStv is wrong to try and force SA to use an unencrypted digital terrestrial television system. JOHANNESBURG – eTV and several NGOs will on Tuesday morning tell the Constitutional Court that Communications Minister Faith Muthambi and DStv are wrong to try and force the country to use an unencrypted digital […]

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21 Feb 2017 Media & Broadcasting

ENCRYPTION THE WAY TO GO, SAYS e.tv AS IT OPPOSED MUTHAMBI’S POLICY ON DIGITAL MIGRATION

Free-to-air broadcaster e.tv believes having the ability to broadcast encrypted signals is fundamentally important to its business‚ the Constitutional Court heard on Tuesday. E.tv was opposing consolidated applications for leave to appeal by Minister of Communications Faith Muthambi‚ the South African Broadcasting Corporation and Electronic Media Network (M-Net) against a Supreme Court of Appeal judgment […]

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15 Feb 2017 Media & Broadcasting

ICASA: e.tv CAN’T DUMP NEWS FROM PRIME TIME

Cape Town – South Africa’s broadcasting regulator has ordered e.tv to continue to do TV news bulletins during prime time and denied the commercial free-to-air broadcaster’s application for a change to its licence conditions to dump doing TV news when most South Africans are able to watch. The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) […]

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15 Feb 2017 Media & Broadcasting

E.tv TOLD IT MUST BROADCAST NEWS BULLETIN DURING PRIME TIME

E.tv says it is disappointed about Icasa’s decision as the broadcaster is trying to better serve to its viewers’ changing needs. The Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) has turned down e.tv’s application to move a news bulletin outside prime time. E.tv made the application in 2016 in response to the changing viewership patterns. E.tv’s […]

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