South Africa’s not-so-great digital migration trek plods on
Despite a mooted analogue switch-off target of 2021, government still needs to migrate 3.5 million South African households to digital TV.
Telkom, SABC to switch on TelkomONE streaming service
TelkomONE will livestream the SABC's television channels 1, 2, Sport and Education, as well as all 19 SABC radio stations.
Analogue switch-off to improve fiscus, bring SABC financial relief
Signal distributor Sentech says the national analogue switch-off will give the SABC significant cost reduction benefits, realising R130 million in savings.
Tech firms contribute to SA’s dire unemployment stats
Unemployment in the country rose to 30.1% in the first quarter of 2020, with a number of local ICT firms having let go of thousands of employees.
SA viewers show appetite for VOD services with local content
Audiences turn to video streaming provider Viu to catch up on the latest episodes of their favourite locally-produced dramas and soapies.
Government makes provision for virtual learning during lockdown
The ICT and education departments join forces to minimise disruption to the education system during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Industry body wants MultiChoice prosecuted over DTV ‘shenanigans’
NAMEC launches a scathing attack on the giant pay-TV operator over accusations levelled against it at the state capture inquiry.
Yunus Carrim drops MultiChoice digital TV bombshell
The former communications minister tells the State Capture Inquiry that MultiChoice took a hard-line stance against the rollout of signal encryption.
Minister lifts lid on ad spend of her dept, entities
ICT-charged ministries paid over R13 million on ads in three years.
Sentech fancies streaming services market
The broadcasting signal distributor is keen to become an over-the-top platform, as it explores business growth areas.
SABC aspires to take on Netflix, Showmax in OTT space
Analysts believe SABC must sort out its liquidity issues, business model and content before it challenges the established players.