ARTICLES RELATING TO MULTICHOICE

New DStv HD Decoder replaces standard view

2014-08-25 15:30

MultiChoice is bringing a new DStv decoder with high definition (HD) ability to the South African market, called DStv HD Decoder and selling for R799 with installation.

DStv makes MTV more accessible

2014-08-14 05:00

MTV (DStv 130) which used to be a DStv Premium only TV channel will now become a part of DStv Compact and DStv Extra from 25 August at 21:00.

Grit pays off for IT wizard

2014-08-06 14:25

Lindo Makhaye gives hope to entrepreneurs as his lessons show that persistence is the key to success.

Dramatic changes for M-Net channels on DStv

2014-08-06 08:54

M-Net is readying the launch of two new channels on MultiChoice's DStv satellite pay-TV platform from October.

M-Net announces exciting new local reality line-up!

2014-08-05 10:58

M-Net is going big on local content in their exciting new line-up, and with a strong focus on reality content, this is viewing you can't afford to miss!

SABC News quietly cuts back its flagship news bulletin

2014-06-03 18:00

The SABC and SABC News (DStv 404) quietly cut back Prime Time News, the public broadcaster's flagship daily news bulletin.

3D TV on the wane

2014-04-16 19:00

3D TV channels appear to be over and on the way out, with more 3D TV channels globally shutting down than starting up.

DStv BoxOffice app added to Samsung S5

2014-04-12 09:00

MultiChoice and Samsung is making DStv on Demand's DStv BoxOffice available as an app on Samsung's new Galaxy S5 mobile phones.

Tellytrack on DStv saved

2014-03-27 17:00

Phumelela and MultiChoice have signed a new contract for the Tellytrack (DStv 239) horse-racing channel which would have ended on DStv, but will now continue on the pay-TV platform's channel line-up.

MultiChoice: Decoder row not about pay-TV

2014-03-25 08:27

The question of who will benefit from the inclusion of encryption in the proposed set top boxes for digital TV has created tension on the highest levels.

Government needs to put viewers first with digital TV

2014-03-20 21:00

South Africa’s TV industry, most notably the pay-TV platform, MultiChoice, is begging the government to “put the interest of the consumers first” when it comes to free digital television.

SA rejects Nigerians' poll participation calls

2014-03-19 11:39
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The government has dismissed demands by Nigerians to participate in future South African elections.

Entire Game of Thrones coming to DStv Explora

2014-03-10 09:10

Not Winter as a season, but all the seasons are coming: MultiChoice plans to put the episodes from all three seasons of the hit fantasy series Game of Thrones on its DStv Explora .

Pistorius order protects rights - firm

2014-02-26 11:31

The ruling by Judge Dunstan Mlambo allowing the media to broadcast parts of the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius protects both Pistorius’s rights and the right to open justice, law firm Webber Wentzel says.

Oscar witnesses can object to recordings, judge rules

2014-02-25 20:02

Witnesses due to testify in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial, have at least 24 hours before taking the stand to object to audio-visual recording of their evidence, a judge has ruled.

Pistorius trial ruling 'a victory for open justice'

2014-02-25 14:05

Media organisations have broadly welcomed a court ruling that large parts of the Oscar Pistorius murder trial may be broadcast live, describing it as a "victory for freedom of speech".

Pistorius broadcast trial ruling - as it happened

2014-02-25 10:16

Get all the highlights from the North Gauteng High Court's judgment regarding the broadcast of the Oscar Pistorius murder trial.

NPA: Opposing Pistorius trial broadcast senseless

2014-02-19 21:05

Spending money on opposing a court application for live broadcasts of Oscar Pistorius's murder trial will be futile, the NPA has said.

Trial will be unfair if broadcast - Pistorius lawyer

2014-02-19 14:46

Permitting live broadcasts during Oscar Pistorius's murder case will lead to an unfair trial, his lawyer has told the North Gauteng High Court.

 

Lower DStv bouquets get HD ability

2014-08-15 05:00

MultiChoice is enabling high definition (HD) viewing for lower-tiered DStv bouquets,

Grit pays off for IT wizard

2014-08-06 14:26

Lindo Makhaye gives hope to entrepreneurs as his lessons show that persistence is the key to success.

M-Net Movies on DStv gets an on-air look makeover

2014-07-09 08:24

The M-Net Movies channels on MultiChoice's DStv satellite pay-TV platform have received an on-air makeover and is also getting a new boss.

SABC to launch its entertainment channel on DStv before end of 2014

2014-06-30 14:17

The SABC says its SABC entertainment TV channel will launch on MultiChoice’s DStv satellite pay-TV platform before the end of the year.

Artist miss launch of MultiChoice’s Africa Rising music video

2014-06-25 20:00

The artist Diamond Platnumz didn't make it to the launch of the new music video, Africa Rising, from MultiChoice because he missed his flight.

Comedy Central on DStv dumps Gareth Cliff show

2014-06-25 12:58
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Comedy Central is dumping The Gareth Cliff Show just a month and a half after it launched on the TV channel.

DStv sets the table for binge viewing

2014-06-04 15:58

MultiChoice and M-Net are charting a brave new course, adjusting, and venturing into new television territory: on demand "binge viewing".

The entire 2nd season of House of Cards will be availble on DStv Catch Up before it hits M-Net!

2014-05-29 13:36

MultiChoice will be making the entire brand-new second season of the Netflix drama series House of Cards available on its DStv Catch Up service.

DStv BoxOffice price increase to R27 for new movie rentals

2014-05-14 13:21

MultiChoice is increasing the price of movie rentals for its DStv BoxOffice video-on-demand service on its satellite pay-TV platform.

Encryption of free digital TV could be the next 'e-toll disaster' warns experts

2014-04-15 15:23

M-Net is again warning over the South African government’s attempt to push encryption into free-to-air public, digital television when the switch to digital terrestrial television (DTT) starts.

Investigate MultiChoice, SABC - Icasa

2014-04-09 15:51

Icasa wants the Competition Commission to probe an agreement between Multichoice and the SABC for possible breach of the Competition Act.

Government compares SA TV biz to Ukraine

2014-03-25 10:08

The South African government is comparing South Africa's TV industry and the long-delayed dispensation for digital terrestrial television (DTT) to the Ukraine.

MultiChoice, govt clash over decoder row

2014-03-24 08:48

The war of words between MultiChoice and the government shows little sign of abating as the issue of set top box control becomes critical ahead of SA's migration to digital TV.

TV biz begs against digital TV encryption

2014-03-19 18:00

South Africa's TV industry has sent a joint letter to the South African government begging the minister of communications to launch and start "free, unencrypted digital terrestrial television" in SA.

Tellytrack no longer horsing around

2014-02-28 10:26

The South African horse-racing TV channel Tellytrack (DStv 239) will terminate on 26 March on MultiChoice's DStv pay-TV platform.

MultiChoice lines-up experts for Oscar channel

2014-02-26 05:30

MultiChoice says experts in various fields will keep the nation and world informed during the Oscar Pistorius trial.

Oscar trial broadcast ruling welcomed

2014-02-25 18:15

Editors have welcomed a ruling by the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on broadcasting of the murder trial of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius.

Judge tells Pistorius applicant to sit down

2014-02-25 13:27

A North Gauteng High Court judge has told a woman who opposed an application for Oscar Pistorius’s trial to be broadcast to sit down. The woman had previously claimed that Pistorius’s dead mother spoke to her in a dream.

Court to rule on Pistorius trial broadcast

2014-02-25 07:15

The North Gauteng High Court is set to make a ruling on an application by media houses to broadcast the murder trial of paralympian Oscar Pistorius.

'Silent shots' of Oscar trial mooted

2014-02-19 14:46

A ban on still photographs during Oscar Pistorius's murder trial would infringe on the right to freedom of expression, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has heard.

Oscar trial broadcast 'will tame media'

2014-02-19 13:11

Interruptions during Oscar Pistorius's murder trial will be eliminated if media are permitted to record proceedings, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has heard.

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