ARTICLES RELATING TO TOPTV

StarSat silent amidst ongoing flood of complaints

2014-01-09 14:32

A growing number of extremely upset and despondent StarSat subscribers have expressed their anger over what they call a lack of service and help from the pay-TV operator.

SA pay-TV to launch with porn for Christmas

2013-10-31 12:51

On Digital Media is relaunching TopTV as StarSat with the pornographic bouquet of sex channels from December in time for the consumer festive season.

TopTV is no more

2013-10-17 10:14

TopTV is ending, with the damaged South African pay-TV satellite brand changing to StarSat as soon as November.

TopTV blocks its subscribers

2013-10-02 10:20

TopTV subscribers are livid and shocked after their TV signals were blocked.

New TV service to take on DStv

2013-07-22 16:52
105 comments

DStv operator MultiChoice is about to receive its first significant competitor since the launch of TopTV in 2010.

DStv adds Fox Crime channel

2013-06-05 11:26

MultiChoice has signed an agreement to add Fox Crime TV to its DStv line-up from July, bringing to seven the number of Fox TV channels available in South Africa.

Fox channels to stay on TopTV

2013-05-21 16:07

Fox has assured South African TV viewers that it has no plans to yank any of its channels from the struggling TopTV's line-up, as Discovery and other distributors have done.

StarTimes saves TopTV from going dark

2013-05-02 09:21

TopTV will be taken over by China's StarTimes after 99.3% of shareholders and creditors voted in favour of the bail-out of the beleaguered pay-TV operator.

MultiChoice bid for TopTV raises competition issues

2013-04-30 11:55

A new South African consortium, Dynamic TV, backed by MultiChoice funding, is making a R500m bid for the beleaguered TopTV. But analysts say this deal could raise questions about competition.

Black consortium bids for TopTV

2013-04-29 17:25

Black consortium Dynamic TV has submitted an alternative business rescue plan for cash-strapped TopTV, the company says.

How much skin will TopTV show?

2013-04-28 17:14

Get ready for TV listings such as Around the World in 80 Babes and 69 Sexy Things 2 Do Before You Die.

I love TopTV

2013-04-19 12:51

I love TopTV and I won't trade it in for anything.

TopTV to 'rattle' DStv with Chinese investor

2013-04-18 14:03

StarTimes, a Chinese media group ready to bail out the struggling TopTV, has revealed it wants to take on MultiChoice's DStv by slashing pay-TV subscriptions and improving content.

SA still reading newspapers

2013-04-11 16:34

Despite a strong rise in the use of the Internet, daily newspapers are retaining their readers, a survey shows.

TopTV porn: The last thing SA needs

2013-04-04 14:52

Coming from a nation that used to virtually faint at the sight of a single nipple, we wonder if democracy was meant as a "free for all" and an attitude of "anything goes".

Couples will enjoy planned porn - TopTV

2013-03-24 21:57

TopTV CEO Eddie Mbalo says the pornography the pay channel is applying to screen will tell stories that couples can enjoy together.

TopTV porn boycott looms

2013-03-18 13:50
111 comments

Christian and civil society groups are uniting behind a boycott of TopTV as the company seeks permission to broadcast three porn channels, the Family Policy Institute has said.

'No legal right' to deny TopTV porn

2013-03-15 09:00

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa has heard that it has "no choice" but to allow TopTV to broadcast three porn channels.

No porn for prepaid TopTV subscribers

2013-03-14 15:10

In their new submission to Icasa, TopTV has said that only contract subscribers will be able to gain access to their bouquet of porn channels.

TopTV wants to air porn 24/7

2013-03-14 10:39
114 comments

TopTV has "respectfully" submitted to Icasa that it would not be commercially savvy for the pay-TV operator to only broadcast its proposed porn content during the watershed period.

TopTV ready for porn hearing

2013-03-13 13:51

A date has been set for the Independent Communications Authority of SA to hear an application by TopTV to broadcast three pornography channels, the pay-television operator has said.

SA viewers hooked on Oprah and Lance

2013-01-22 15:40

SA's TV viewers tuned in in their hundreds of thousands to watch Oprah Winfrey's exclusive interview with disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong over two days on DStv and TopTV's TLC.

Many South Africans welcome TopTV porn

2013-01-18 07:50
143 comments

Struggling pay-TV operator TopTV has said that a "vast majority" of South Africans have welcomed the prospect of their planned pornography channels.

Boycott looming if TopTV porn goes ahead

2013-01-14 11:56
103 comments

The Family Policy Institute (FPI) has called on Icasa to decline TopTV's porn plan for a second time and said that if the plan goes ahead it will call for a nationwide boycott of TopTV.

 

TopTV rocked by urgent court interdict

2013-10-22 09:24

Unhappy shareholders are planning to take On Digital Media's TopTV to court to prevent the StarTimes business rescue plan from proceeding any further.

TopTV reconnects, prepares for Oct relaunch

2013-10-03 15:54

On Digital Media is busy reconnecting a lot of cut TopTV subscribers it erroneously blocked due to a major new billing system glitch as TopTV prepares for a relaunch later this month.

TopTV cancels more channels

2013-10-01 09:02

Another three TopTV TV channels have suddenly disappeared after TopTV abruptly ended Top Crime and Top History on On Digital Media’s satellite pay-TV platform.

TopTV loses two more channels

2013-07-01 12:27

TopTV lost two more TV channels with Fox Retro going dark and Top Explore getting dumped in favour of another factual entertainment channel.

DStv unveils new M-Net Series channels

2013-05-29 15:20

DStv's plans to relaunch the M-Net Series channel with more specialised spin-off channels in high definition has finally been announced.

TopTV: Discovery channels disappear

2013-05-03 08:48

TopTV subscribers have been left frustrated and without answers after three Discovery channels - Discovery Science, ID: Investigation Discovery and TLC - disappeared from the beleaguered pay-TV service without warning.

TopTV must register to air porn

2013-05-02 17:41

TopTV will now have to register as a porn purveyor broadcasting sexually explicit content, South Africa's Film and Publication Board has said.

Chinese group wins bid for TopTV

2013-05-01 09:13

Shareholders have voted overwhelmingly for Chinese consortium StarTimes' rescue plan to take over TopTV, a report says.

MultiChoice backs R500m TopTV rescue bid

2013-04-30 10:24

MultiChoice has confirmed rumours that it will fork out R500m for a loan to buy out its troubled pay-television rival TopTV, according to a report.

Mixed reactions to TopTV porn approval

2013-04-29 13:07

TV industry executives and insiders, advocacy groups and religious organisations have all reacted strongly to the landmark decision by Icasa to grant TopTV permission to broadcast porn channels in SA.

TopTV gets green light for porn

2013-04-24 13:44

TopTV's application to air three adult channels on their pay-TV service has been approved by Icasa, as there is no law preventing TopTV from broadcasting porn.

TopTV's mistakes laid bare

2013-04-19 11:24

China's StarTimes media group, which is looking to bail out the beleaguered TopTV in South Africa, has given a brutal assessment of the myriad mistakes TopTV has made.

TopTV drops 2 more channels

2013-04-16 12:47

The struggling TopTV, currently in business rescue and trying to avoid bankruptcy, is immediately losing two more channels – Top Junior and Top Movies +24.

TopTV porn will corrupt our children

2013-04-05 12:31

I, for one, am passionately opposed to porn in which ever form. And the mere thought of porn polluting our homes and corrupting our children sends me into a blind rage.

TopTV porn 'will ruin our kids'

2013-04-04 10:33
79 comments

TopTV's plan to start airing porn channels has once again come under attack, this time from Women and Men Against Child Abuse, who argue that porn "provides a training manual for abusers".

DStv adds 2 new channels, new bouquet

2013-03-19 13:03
99 comments

Multichoice has announced that it will be adding two new channels, Fox Entertainment in HD and kykNET & kie, as well as a new family orientated bouquet to its existing line-up.

TopTV: Porn could kick-start recovery

2013-03-15 10:06

On Digital Media has told Icasa that a porn bouquet of sex channels "could kick-start TopTV's recovery".

TopTV: PIN for porn every 30 minutes

2013-03-15 07:22

TopTV subscribers who are viewing a sex channel on its proposed porn bouquet will have to stop and re-enter a PIN every 30 minutes.

TopTV porn: From dusk 'til dawn

2013-03-14 12:56

TopTV has now reneged on its initial application to Icasa to broadcast adult content on its proposed porn bouquet 24 hours a day, and now wants to air porn from 20:00-05:00 only.

TopTV promises 'African porn'

2013-03-13 15:50

TopTV has promised African porn which is "commissioned in Africa" for the porn bouquet the South African pay-TV operator hopes to launch.

TopTV porn plan elicits record response

2013-02-01 14:01
84 comments

TopTV's application to start broadcasting pornographic TV channels in SA has provoked a record response from the South African public, organisations and TV industry stakeholders.

TopTV: Porn alone won't save us

2013-01-18 13:29

TopTV has said that it would be "both naïve and malicious" to believe that the granting of their proposed porn channel bouquet would be enough to save the company.

TopTV proposes double PIN to block porn

2013-01-16 14:15

On Digital Media plans to introduce a double PIN system as a security measure to prevent under-aged access to its proposed porn bouquet on the struggling TopTV pay-TV service.

TopTV outlines planned porn channels

2013-01-11 22:01

TopTV has described the three porn channels it hopes to launch soon as "bespoke adult services" that "celebrate women" and "set the standard of adult entertainment".

 
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