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YouTube to screen 40 original shows, free
Film & Television 8th May 2017

social media, YouTube

YouTube plans to produce half a dozen original series that will be available for free on the world’s most popular video website, a big expansion of the Google-owned company’s programming and efforts to attract advertisers.
MTN gets into television broadcasting
Film & Television 30th May 2016
MTN has launched a pilot broadcasting service using digital terrestrial television infrastructure in Nigeria.
Inside Netflix’s risky bid for world domination
Film & Television 20th Apr 2016
According to Netflix, the future of television is niche, global, personalised and auteur-driven. The company is spending around $5bn this year to position itself at the forefront of this market.
Management shake-up at e.tv parent
Film & Television 8th Feb 2016
Maxwell Nonge, MD of free-to-air satellite provider OpenView HD, has been named as chief technology officer of e.tv parent eMedia Investments, while Patrick Conroy, the MD of eNCA, will take over from Nonge at OpenView HD.
SABC, Icasa draw fire over accountability
Film & Television 23rd Oct 2015

SABC, Icasa

A lack of management accountability is the root cause for wasteful and irregular expenditure at the SABC and communications regulator Icasa, the auditor-general has said.
SA must tread carefully on new copyright law
Media 23rd Oct 2015

copyright

Unfettered protection of copyright is not warranted, and the South African legislature should take care when implementing proposed amendments to legislation.
SABC wastes millions, but makes progress
Film & Television 22nd Oct 2015

SABC

The auditor-general’s office has identified millions of rand in wasteful and irregular expenditure from government institutions such as public broadcaster the SABC.
How big will SA’s VOD market get?
Film & Television 8th Oct 2015

vod, video on demand

Research shows there could be more than 900 000 video-on-demand subscribers in South Africa in the next five years.
Inside SA’s exploding VOD market
Film & Television 22nd Sep 2015

vod, video on demand

The proliferation of subscription video-on-demand providers is raising questions about whether the South African market is in danger of becoming overtraded.
More delays hit digital TV programme
Media 14th Sep 2015

South Africa, digital TV, Andrew Fraser, Solly Mokoetle

The delay in the switch-over to digital terrestrial television is symptomatic of the government’s ineffective implementation of policy, says an analyst.