South Africa’s Altech to sell pay TV venture after failing to woo consumers

Technology group Altech is to sell its Altech Node pay TV venture in South Africa after less than a year, citing poor uptake of the service from consumers. The company said it was in advanced talks with a third-party purchaser to acquire the business and that it anticipated Altech Node would be disposed of in the […]

Altech Multimedia extends Opera partnership

Set-top provider Altech Multimedia has extended its partnership with Opera Software to bring the Opera TV Store application platform to a number of its boxes, beginning with models in Australia.  Altech has already deployed the Opera Devices SDK and the Opera hybrid TV software in Europe and will also now extend these to Australia. Altech […]

Inview to supply Altech with technology for low cost connected boxes

Connected TV specialist Inview has teamed up with South African TV technology provider Altech Multimedia to develop low-cost broadcast and connected TV solutions for Africa, the Middle East and emerging markets. Altech Multimedia will port Inview’s Liberator platform onto its set-top boxes, from broadcast entry level devices to connected hybrid DVRs, to create joint solutions […]

SelecTV forms JV with Altech for French VOD service

SelecTV, the company that was chosen two years ago by French media regulator the CSA to launch a video-on-demand service via the country’s digital-terrestrial platform, has teamed up with South African set-top maker Altech in a 50:50 joint venture for the service. SelecTV must launch its service by this summer. The service is seen by […]