Platco agrees conditional access deal with Cisco

Platco Digital, the sister company of South African commercial broadcaster e.tv, has signed a conditional access deal with Cisco for its new multi-channel satellite TV service.  Platco has selected Cisco’s VideoGuard conditional access solution to protect the distribution of content on its free-to-air DTH platform, OpenView HD. The CA system will ensure that only licensed […]

South Africa’s Platco Digital to launch FTA DTH platform

Satellite operator SES has signed a contract with South African independent broadcaster e.tv to broadcast a new free-to-air service in South Africa, with plans to extend elsewhere in the region. e.tv has taken two transponders with the option to take additional capacity next year. e.tv sister company Platco Digital will create a DTH channel platform […]

UEFA awards Champions League rights in South Africa

European football governing body UEFA has awarded certain media rights for the 2012-15 Champions League tournament in South Africa to commercial broadcaster e.tv. E.tv will broadcast on a free-to-air basis each match week the best Tuesday match followed by a highlights programme. The broadcaster will also air the Champions League final live. All rights have […]