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Telkom presents its zero-rate data streaming services

The South African telecommunications company, Telkom announced the creation of a new offer with a zero-rate data music, video streaming.  Last Year Telkom launched many data-focused products thus synergizing with their FreeMe package which has helped the company to grow popular. The zero rate data plan allows customers to access selected platform without consuming their [...]

MultiChoice throws Showmax in for DStv Premium subscribers

Multichoice will give DStv Premium subscribers access to Showmax subscription (SVOD) included in the premium fee. DStv Premium subscribers will be able to access Showmax, worth R99 per month, through DStv Explora decoders, the DStv Now app, online and smart TV sets. Mark Rayner declared:We’re offering all our Premium customers Showmax, so they can enjoy [...]

Kwesé to broadcast UEFA and FIFA leagues

Kwesé Sports, the Pan-African sports TV company owned by Strive Masiyiwa signed broadcast rights for live and delayed matches, programme highlights, on-demand programming and localised review programmes on its free to air and pay-tv offer. The TV network has signed a four-year deal with the UEFA and FIFA to have broadcasting rights for the associations [...]

SuperSport secured FIFA and UEFA football rights in Sub Saharan Africa

SuperSports secured broadcasting rights to air upcoming soccer tournaments namely the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship as well as the UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifiers and the European qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.The rights acquired by the company are for the television, internet and mobile platforms and SuperSports will have the exclusivity in [...]

3 Vision acquires channels for new OTT service DEOD

The UK content consultancy firm 3Vision recently acquired several channels for the new Discover Digital service recently launched in South Africa, DEOD. Discover Digital has launched the new streaming service, DEOD (Digital Entertainment On Demand) in South Africa, providing subscribers the ability to view over 10 international News and Sports OTT channels via standalone subscription [...]

SuperSport gets its own gaming channel

SuperSport recently teamed-up with British gaming channel Ginx TV, which will be offering a 24 hours service to DStv Now as well as DStv DTH subscribers. Some of Mega 8 eSport , events have been acquiered by Ginx TV and will be streamed to the South African audiences.  Mega8 general manager Given Radingwana declared: We [...]

The SABC asked financial help from the government

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is still in a turmoil after the layoff of Hlaudi Motsoeneng. The public broadcaster has recorded loss of US$ 85 million (R1.1 billion) and is seeking financial help from the government. The cause of this financial problem has been imputed to two key characters: the acting chief executive James [...]

SABC executive Hlaudi Motsoeneng fired after disciplinary hearing

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) executive Hlaudi Motsoeneng has been fired from the company. Under many controversies over the years, a disciplinary commission has been formed to investigate the public broadcaster and more particularly Motsoeneng activities.   The executive has been criticized for giving himself a salary increase from US$220 000 (R2.8 million) to [...]

SABC cancelled TNA Business Breakfast show

SABC announced the shutdown of the famous morning emission program TNA Business Breakfast show. This decision was taken despite the 11 months notice that was written in the contract.   It has been told that since the coming of Hlaudi Motsoeneng followed by the increasing number of The New Age show, the cost for SABC [...]

Former South African Communication Minister wins court battle for TV encryption

Faith Muthambi, the former South African Communication minister has won the case against e.tv to support non-encryption of set-top boxes. The conclusion of the case could now pave the way for the finalisation of the much-delayed digital-migration process. However, the new Communication Minister Ayanda Dlodlo backed the encryption of set-top boxes in line with ANC [...]