Tag Archives: On Digital Media (ODM)

StarSat enters the last leg of business rescue process

South African pay-DTH operator, On Digital Media (ODM), which owns StarSat, said that it paid off ZAR 45 million (USD 4.2 million) in debt and has now entered the final leg of its business rescue process by Chinese media group, StarTimes. “A new board and new structure, together with the new shareholders, will devise a [...]

StarSat faces fresh protest over adult content

A South African NGO representing 1,400 doctors, Doctors for Life, has submitted a court application at the High Court against Chinese pay-TV operator, StarSat, demanding the broadcaster to remove two adult channels, Playboy TV and Private Spice, from its channel line-up. The current protest is a continuation of several criticism faced by the operator last [...]

e.tv+ channels removed from StarSat

South African pay-DTH operator, On Digital Media (ODM), has removed free-to-air broadcaster, e.tv plus channels which the relaunched channel StarSat (formerly TopTV) had included in its new brochure in November 2013. ODM was to add eKasi+, eMovies+ and eAfrica+ to StarSat following the bailout of China’s StarTimes which came to ODM’s rescue with a capital [...]

StarSat license ownership stuck in court

South African pay-DTH operator, On Digital Media (ODM), which had applied to the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) to transfer its ownership licence of StarSat (formerly known as TopTV) to StarTimes Media, is still facing several obstacles which is delaying the transfer process. StarTimes is financing a bailout of the near-bankrupt ODM, which [...]

StarSat takes measures to rectify decoder signal problems

StarSat, the South African DTH bouquet backed by On Digital Media (ODM) and StarTimes, has acknowledged month long grievances from its subscribers who are struggling with their decoders, and have taken actions to rectify the technical issues faced. After the South African pay-TV operator switched its satellite uplinking from Germany to China, StarSat subscribers have [...]

TopTV decoders can receive StarSat services

South African pay-DTH operator, On Digital Media (ODM), has announced that former TopTV customers whose subscriptions had lapsed when the broadcaster went bankrupt can use their decoders to receive the rebranded pay-TV service of StarSat. Subscribers can choose to buy a new StarSat high-definition decoder for a reduced price if they already had a satellite [...]

ODM requests transfer of StarSat licence to StarTimes

South African pay-DTH operator, On Digital Media (ODM), has applied to the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) to transfer the licence of StarSat (formerly known as TopTV) to StarTimes Media. StarTimes is financing a bailout of troubled ODM, which could lead to the Chinese company taking a 20% share in ODM. ICASA confirmed [...]