Investment - In Brief


Launching DTT in South Africa is another long walk to freedom. But the country is almost there, just a few legal aspects need tying up. The country has an excellent dedicated website with a press office section informing readers about the latest moves. More here.

Orange: Video over mobile is a very interesting playground. Thomas Campbell caught up with the engaging Nicolas Bry, senior vice president of Oranges digital innovation unit Orange Valle, at TV Connect earlier this month. Heres what he had to say about innovation and video-over-mobile. More here:

21st Century Foxs multimedia company, Fox International Channels (FIC), has announced a partnership with Montage, a rapidly growing player in the West African Sub-Region pay-TV market.  More here:

Modern Times Group is to merge its Viaplay online pay TV business with the MTGx digital accelerator unit it set up last year to create a more powerful, combined digital entertainment arm. More here:

In order to satisfy the expectations of many fans of  TV series Palabres, the producer has decided to conduct a dozen episodes which would air on YouTube and therefore royalty free. However for the culmination of this project, they organized a fundraiser to gather at least  30,000 before the deadline of April 21, 2014. More here: