OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and Discovery Networks International will launch an exclusive OWN programming block in South Africa.
Platco Digital, a sister company of the South African independent broadcaster e.tv, is to broadcast a new free-to-air service in South Africa, with future plans to expand across Southern Africa.
Autentic has enlarged its channel portfolio and launched the new factual entertainment network Spa orkn South Africa’s ODM-PayTV-platform.
MIPTV 2013 – Cannes. Euronews is joining the DStv Family and Compact packages, becoming available to almost 3.5 million customers in South Africa from April 9.
Analogue broadcasts in South Africa will be switched off on December 31, 2013, according to local news reports. However, some sources suggest a later switch-over date.
Officials from the DVB have made an emergency dash to South Africa to persuade the authorities to maintain their 2006 commitment to adopt the DVB-T terrestrial standard.