Technology & Convergence - In Brief

Technology & Convergence

- In South Africa, Samsung's locally available 3D video-on-demand service hasn't seen great uptake due to the connectivity limitations in South Africa, according to Samsung SA. Samsung wrote that 70 free 3D videos will be available through the "Explore 3D" app available through Samsung Apps, the television app store available on Samsung's Smart TVs.

- TopTV received in July 2011 the prestigious SatCom Star Award for Best Satellite Broadcast Provider for Africa. Nominees in this category included Multichoice and Arabsat. This award is given to the company which has pushed the technology envelope in a new direction; whilst remaining competitive and affordable. Most importantly, this winning company has helped bring communication to the previous “not haves” of society.