Eurocardsharing

Go Back   Eurocardsharing > General Discussions > General Satellite News > Latest Satellite News

Latest Satellite News Discussion, Multichoice challenger seeks new window at General Satellite News forum; Multichoice challenger seeks new window By Julian Clover January 13, 2010 11.26 UK On Digital Media (ODM), the new South ...

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Multichoice challenger seeks new window
Old
  (#1)
Bacteria
Administrator
 
Bacteria's Avatar
 
Offline
Posts: 96,015

Level: 124 [♥ Bé-Yêu ♥♥ Bé-Yêu ♥♥ Bé-Yêu ♥♥ Bé-Yêu ♥♥ Bé-Yêu ♥]
Life: 4638 / 4638
Magic: 32005 / 100791
Experience: 68%

Thanks: 1,107
Thanked 5,578 Times in 1,419 Posts
Join Date: Oct 2006
Age: 36
Multichoice challenger seeks new window - 13-January-2010, 19:10

Multichoice challenger seeks new window

By Julian Clover
January 13, 2010 11.26 UK

On Digital Media (ODM), the new South African pay-TV operator that is part-owned by SES Astra, says it is looking to open a second pay-TV window. Scheduled to launch in May, ODM has said it wants to pick up content after it has appeared on rival Multichoices premium channels, but before it goes free-to air.

In an interview with the financial publication Fin24.com, CEO Vino Govende, said ODM did not intend to compete directly with Multichoice. Instead the second pay-TV window would enable it to offer both choice and affordability.

Bouquets for the new pay-TV service will be priced at between R99 (9.2) and R249 per month and feature a selection of domestic and international channels including Fox Entertainment and MGM. The basic package will carry 30 channels with ODM looking to acquire content directly from Multichoices DStv.

The low cost strategy has been tried before in Africa as a whole, Gateway Broadcast Services attempted to offer lower priced packages before its collapse in January 2009.

Receivers are being manufactured for ODM by UEC, starting with a basic receiver before later adding a PVR. Middleware is being provided by NDS.

In addition to the 20% SES holding, ODMs other owners are First National Media Investment Holdings (28%), Cosatus investment arm Kopano Ke Matla (20%), the Industrial Development Corporation (10%), National Empowerment Fund (10% and First A1 investments (10%).



Regards,

www.eurocardsharing.com
   
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump



ECS on RSS ECS on Twitter ECS on Facebook ECS on Youtube
Follow us on:

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright 2002 - 2010, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Dreambox