Tag Archives: ODM

ODM fined for airing adult content without permission

South African pay-DTH operator, On Digital Media (ODM), has been fined ZAR 25,000 (USD 2,068) for broadcasting its adult channels for almost a month without the approval from Independent Communications Authority of SAs (ICASA). The BCCSA tribunal ordered ODM to pay the fine by June 30. The matter came to light after South African group, [...]

SA court dismisses ODM’s appeal

The Western Cape High Court dismissed an application by South African pay-DTH operator, On Digital Media (ODM), to appeal a court ruling on the licensing of three adult pay channels. The court, in August this year, had ordered Independent Communications Authority of SA (ICASA) review its decision to license ODMs adult channels and stands firm [...]

ODM appeals adult channel ban

South African pay-DTH operator, On Digital Media (ODM), has appealed against the High Courts order which prohibits transmissions of three adult TV channels on StarSat. Earlier this month, the High Court had determined that South Africas media regulator ICASA must review its decision to issue licences covering the three channels- Playboy TV, Desire TV and [...]

ODM launches Trace Sport Stars, QYOU channels

South African pay-DTH operator, On Digital Media (ODM), is adding two new channels, including a US-based internet video clip linear TV channel, QYOU, and sports lifestyle channel, Trace Sports Stars, to its satellite pay-TV service in South Africa. The channels will be aired on ODM’s pay TV platform, StarSat, on channels 165 and 250 respectively. [...]

ODM wins legal battle over ownership transfer to StarTimes

South African pay-DTH operator, On Digital Media (ODM), has won a legal battle with one of its smaller shareholders, Mergan Moodley, which was holding up the transfer of ownership to Chinese broadcaster, StarTimes Group. South African High Court recently reject an application from minority shareholder Mergan Moodley, who wanted to stop the business rescue scheme, [...]

StarSat increases its Chinese offering

South African pay-TV satellite operator, On Digital Media (ODM), is in the process of launching a new bouquet of Chinese TV channels and Chinese sourced content on its rebranded TopTV service – StarSat. The StarSat Chinese package of 17 additional channels will be available from January 2014 at an additional bolt-on subscription of ZAR149 (USD [...]

ODM unveils new StarSat line-up in South Africa

Struggling South African satellite pay-TV operator, On Digital Media (ODM), has unveiled new packages, channels, and pricing structures for its rebranded TopTV service – StarSat, which will be available to subscribers starting 1 December 2013. TopTV currently has approx. 100,000 subscribers and aims to add 700,000 per year under the new StarSat brand. StarSat will [...]

ODM’s Top TV cancels more channels

Top TV, the struggling South African pay-TV provider owned by On Digital Media (ODM), is reported to have closed another three channels while awaiting details of a rescue plan from 20% shareholder – Chinas StarTimes group. Top Crime and Top History have now disappeared from ODMs satellite pay-TV platform, while Top Learn has been re-branded [...]