Tag Archives: On Digital Media

StarSat bags football broadcasting rights

On Digital Medias (ODM) satellite pay-TV platform in South Africa, StarSat, has bagged the exclusive production and broadcasting rights for the Turkish Airlines Friendship Cup between German Bundesliga giants, VfL Wolfsburg, and local club Ajax Cape Town. We are also pleased to announce that not only will we be producing the Wolfsburg games live in [...]

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 [...]

StarSat launches new locally produced content

On Digital Media’s (ODM) pay TV platform, StarSat, plans to launch four new locally-produced shows in an attempt to provide a platform to local producers. The new shows include, a scripted comedy show, David Kaus House, a locally produced sitcom, Wired, and two dramas, Twisted and Sweetest Taboo. In a bid to boost local content, [...]

Court orders to halt StarSat’s adult channels

The Western Cape High Court ordered On Digital Media (ODM) and Chinese StarTimes run pay-TV platform, StarSat, to stop broadcasting adult channels in South Africa arguing that the South Africa’s broadcasting regulator, Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), erred in providing a licence to the broadcaster. ODMs first application to air adult channel to [...]

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 shareholders withdraw business rescue complaint

South African satellite pay-TV operator, On Digital Media (ODM), announced that its two minority shareholders, First National Media Investment Holdings (FNMIH) and Mergan Moodley, have withdrawn their urgent court application to stop the business rescue process by Chinese firm, StarTimes. The shareholders, who own a combined 22% in ODM had filed an application in the [...]

StarTimes’ financial crisis delays Top TV relaunch

The relaunch of South African pay-TV provider, TopTV, has been delayed due to regulatory processes, while reports suggest that its controlling shareholder, China-based StarTimes, is under financial duress forcing it to cut back on its expansion plans in Africa. StarTimes President, Pang Xinxing, was recently quoted saying that the company has slowed down its operations [...]