Star Times's takeover of TopTV terms means that the government will suffer a huge loss on its venture.
China's StarTimes has walked away the winner of TopTV, although one of the losing consortiums is considering challenging the deal's legality.
Shareholders and creditors of On Digital Media, owner of TopTV, have approved a business rescue plan that sees Chinese-led StarTimes buy a 20% stake.
Pay-TV operator On Digital Media, owner of TopTV, has approved a business rescue plan that will see Chinese-led StarTimes purchase a 20% stake.
A TopTV shareholders meeting to decide the fate of the ailing company was delayed for two hours to allow for last-minute expressions of interest.
Icasa is wrong in its interpretation of what makes us accept or reject something. The issue of dignity and abuse is not a science, but a morality.
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa has granted pay channel Top TV rights to broadcast pornography, the regulator has said.
The founder of the company that owns TopTV says political interference by the Industrial Development Corporation left the firm facing financial ruin.
The usual logical fallacies have been rolled out at Icasa to prevent TopTV from screening adult content.
Civil society groups and churches are once again uniting behind a boycott of TopTV as it seeks permission from Icasa to broadcast three porn channels.
Pay-TV broadcaster On Digital Media, owner of TopTV, has set out a case in which it has argued that it should be allowed to broadcast X-rated content.
The satellite pay-TV operator, the only rival in the space to MultiChoice's DStv, has filed for a business rescue under the Companies Act.
TopTV has been struggling to compete against MultiChoice on an unlevel playing field, writes Lloyd Gedye.
Icasa says women's right to human dignity trumped TopTV's right to freedom of expression in debating their appeal to launch a pornography channel.
MultiChoice seeks to delay the tribunal hearing about unbundling channel bouquets, writes Lloyd Gedye
The consumer commissioner and her staff are battle-ready and prepared to fight the good fight.
Adding to recent feuds over a porn channel, more changes are on the cards for satellite network TopTV, as its parent company's CEO looks set to walk.
Cosatu says the three proposed 24 hour adult channels from TopTV, showing pornographic films, will exploit and demean women and girls.
TopTV may not broadcast pornography channels without the permission of Icasa, the South Gauteng High Court has ruled.