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

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.

Unmanned cameras proposed for Pistorius trial

2014-02-19 12:09

Media houses are proposing to use remote-controlled high-definition cameras to record Oscar Pistorius's murder trial, the North Gauteng High Court has heard.

Pistorius defence to oppose trial broadcast

2014-02-19 10:16

Oscar Pistorius’s attorney Kenny Oldwadge says that the defence would oppose an application by media houses to broadcast his client’s murder trial.

Media apply to broadcast Oscar trial

2014-02-18 19:43

Media houses will apply to the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria to broadcast the murder trial of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius.

DStv starting an Oscar Pistorius trial TV channel

2014-01-29 11:32

MultiChoice is launching an Oscar Pistorius TV channel on 2 March on DStv to give viewers rolling coverage of the Oscar Pistorius court trial.

DStv decoder reboot coming soon

2014-01-24 13:39

DStv subscribers with HD PVR or DStv Explora decoders will have to manually reset four things for four TV channels after a decoder reboot next week.

South Africans will be able to watch 2014 and 2016 Olympics on SuperSport

2014-01-21 11:27

SuperSport has secured the live broadcasting rights of the Olympic Games in 2014 in Sochi and 2016 in Rio de Janeiro for South African viewers.

DStv blocks new movie channel from subscribers

2013-11-08 13:54

MultiChoice is adding the MGM movie channel to DStv as part of four further channel additions but will be blocking MGM from its DStv Premium subscribers.

R550m SABC deal haunts Dina - report

2013-10-13 11:05

The controversial R550m contract granting MultiChoice exclusive rights to the SABC’s archive was sanctioned by axed communications minister Dina Pule.

SABC, Sentech agreement ground breaking

2013-08-28 19:05

The agreement between the SABC and Sentech to broadcast on the signal distributor's direct to home satellite platform is ground-breaking, the Communication Workers' Union says

News channel urgently looking for journos

2013-08-16 10:46

ANN7 - nicknamed the "Gupta news channel" - is on a massive recruitment drive to find the best on-air talent for the fledgling 24-hour TV news channel, with days to go before its launch.


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.

Pistorius trial broadcast bid - as it happened

2014-02-19 10:17

Get all the highlights as media houses go to the North Gauteng High Court to apply to broadcast the Oscar Pistorius murder trial.

NPA: Conditions on Pistorius trial broadcast

2014-02-19 07:21

The National Prosecuting Authority says it has a number of conditions should media houses broadcast Oscar Pistorius's murder trial.

DStv decoder reboot coming soon

2014-01-24 14:53

DStv subscribers with HD PVR or DStv Explora decoders will have to manually reset four TV channels after a decoder reboot next week.

'Dismal' SABC1 ripped over 'empty' schedule

2014-01-23 10:59

TV critics countrywide have torn into SABC1 following the channel’s inability to provide timeous and correct scheduling information for the on-screen TV guides of pay-TV platforms.

M-Net founding member dies

2014-01-21 10:33

Ronnie van Wijk, a founding member of M-Net as a pay-TV broadcaster in South Africa in 1987, has died.

MultiChoice starts DStv Madiba tribute channel

2013-12-06 11:22

South African television and the country’s TV industry reacted swiftly following the death of Nelson Mandela with MultiChoice going live with a special Nelson Mandela tribute channel on DStv.

MultiChoice SA's CEO taking 'time out'

2013-10-25 10:56

MultiChoice South Africa CEO Collins Khumalo has decided to take “time out” after 17 years with the group.

MultiChoice buys rights to control SABC

2013-10-01 16:29

MultiChoice bought control over important rights of the SABC for just a little over R500 million, Beeld newspaper reported.

SA news channel falls silent before big launch

2013-08-21 11:45

According to industry insiders and TV critics Africa News Network 7 will launch tonight at 18:00 on MultiChoice's DStv with big perception problems as South Africa's third 24-hour TV news channel.

New DStv decoder goes on sale

2013-08-15 14:02

MultiChoice's new next generation DStv Explora decoder, nicknamed "the pebble" by insiders for its sleek curvature design, has gone on sale.

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