Multichoice clashes with SA government over digital switchover plans:
The South African government has no intention of using conditional access in digital-terrestrial set-top boxes to cut off viewers who dont pay the country's TV licence fee, according to communications minister Yunus Carrim.
If you thought mobile video was growing fast, think again: it's growing incredibly fast. Ooyala's Q4 Video Index reports that time spent watching video on tablets and mobile devices is up an astounding 719% since Q4 of 2011.
In Q4 of 2013 alone, mobile and tablets increased their share of all video watched online by 43%. In fact, Ooyala now predicts that by 2016, half of all online video viewing will be done on mobile and tablet devices.
As part of efforts to boost subscribers viewing experience, GOtv has announced the re-introduction of its antenna swop campaign. The campaign which involves exchanging indoor stub antennas for external UHF antennas (GOtennas) will provide GOtv customers with an improved signal. The swop out process will take place for a limited time only, commencing on March 17 through April 23, 2014 at MultiChoice offices, dealer and vendor outlets.
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At TV Connect this morning, during a fireside chat with Informa’s Rob Gallagher, Francisco Varela, Global Head of Platform Partnerships, YouTube, revealed Google’s TV “end game “ when asked directly by Gallagher about Google Chromecast…
A South African company is selling a “mini PC” on a stick that converts a user’s television set into a smart, Internet-connected TV able to stream video and launch apps.
A Durban-based company, Maslow Holdings, has developed a gizmo that promises to turn any HDMI-enabled television set into a smart TV. The R1 195 Piko “smart stick” is the size of a USB flash drive and connects to a TV through HDMI.
The Piko smart stick, which is manufactured in Durban, runs Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich”, has 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage (about 2GB available to users) and built-in Wi-Fi.
New TVs and tablets were on show at the Samsung Forum in Spain this week. Samsung Electronics has unveiled a line of curved, ultra-high-definition televisions at the Samsung Forum in Málaga, Spain, along with a set that has been designed specifically for consumers in Africa.
The 23-inch entry-level high-definition LED TV will be available in South Africa and the rest of Africa at the end of the second quarter for less than R 4 000.