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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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20 Oct 2016 Media & Broadcasting

E.TV WANTS TO CUT NEWS FROM ITS PRIMETIME SLOT

Cape Town – South Africa’s broadcasting regulator has set 25 October as the date for a public hearing into e.tv’s controversial application to get its broadcasting licence conditions changed because they no longer want to do a half hour TV news bulletin during prime time. If e.tv is successful in getting its longstanding broadcasting licence […]

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24 Jun 2016 Media & Broadcasting

WHY MULTICHOICE IS CHALLENGING e.tv’s TV BOX VICTORY

Encrypted digital TV set-top boxes risk being expensive for government and burdening poorer South Africans with defunct technology, says pay-TV provider MultiChoice. Set-top boxes are key to South Africa’s digital migration which will shift public broadcaster the SABC from analogue to digital signals and open up frequencies for faster broadband. The boxes will decode digital […]

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23 Jun 2016 Media & Broadcasting

DIGITAL TV ENCRYPTION BATTLE HEADS TO CONSTITUTIONAL COURT

MultiChoice and the Department of Communications have launched appeals against the Supreme Court of Appeals (SCA) ruling on encryption for set top boxes (STBs). Both the pay-TV provider and the department disagree with the SCA’s ruling that the decision not to encrypt set top boxes should be struck down. They oppose the adoption of encryption […]

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23 Jun 2016 Media & Broadcasting

DIGITAL TERRESTRIAL TV: FAITH MUTHAMBI STRIKES BACK

Every now and then a society has to make a decision that will be felt for 50 years or more. These decisions don’t happen often or come easy. Technology moves so quickly, some societies are able to reach consensus quickly, some are not. Nothing proves how complicated we are a society like the saga over […]

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23 Jun 2016 Media & Broadcasting

COMMUNICATIONS DEPT,. DSTV LODGE APPEALS AT CONCOURT AGAINST e

Eyewitness News has learnt that the Communications Department and DStv have lodged appeals at the Constitutional Court, accusing e.tv of wanting government to pay for it to be able to start encrypted pay-TV services. The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has already reversed a decision by Communications Minister Faith Muthambi, to roll out unencrypted Digital Terrestrial […]

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FAITH MUTHAMBI IS “IRRATIONAL”

Legal battle looms after minister sticks to her guns despite Supreme Court of Appeal judgment on digital migration policy Communications Minister Faith Muthambi is heading straight for ­another legal battle after apparently declaring her intention to ignore this week’s devastating Supreme Court of Appeal judgment against her. The court found her amendment to the Broadcasting […]

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31 May 2016 Media & Broadcasting

e.TV WINS COURT APPEAL OVER ENCRYPTION

The judgment threatens to again throw South Africa’s digital migration programme into disarray. E.tv has won the latest battle in the long-running war over digital terrestrial television in South Africa, potentially throwing the long-delayed project off-track once again. The supreme court of appeal on Tuesday found that an amendment in 2015 by communications minister Faith […]

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31 May 2016 Media & Broadcasting

e.TV WINS APPEAL AGAINST DIGITAL MIGRATION POLICY

Supreme Court of Appeal found new digital migration policy ‘irrational’. Free to air broadcaster e.tv has won its appeal against minister of communications Faith Muthambi’s controversial digital migration policy. The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) found on Tuesday that Muthambi’s amendment of the policy “did not achieve its purpose and was thus irrational and invalid” […]

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31 May 2016 Media & Broadcasting

e.TV WINS DECODER ENCRYPTION CASE

The Supreme Court of Appeals (SCA) has ruled in favour of Etv and declared the Department of Communications’ (DOC’s) “digital migration policy unlawful and invalid and is accordingly set aside”. Etv took DOC minister Faith Muthambi to court over the use of unencrypted set-top boxes (STBs) for when the country finally migrates from analogue to […]

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