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Siyaya TV awarded broadcasting licence

South African pay-TV provider, Siyaya TV, has finally been issued with a broadcasting licence after a three-month licence delay. In April, Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) had granted provisional subscription TV broadcasting licences to five new applicants following which Siyaya TV had won a six-year broadcast rights worth ZAR 1 billion (USD 94.5 [...]

SAFA denies foul play in Siyaya TV deal

South African Football Associations (SAFA) cleared the air denying accusations of commissions paid to seal the ZAR 1 billion broadcast deal with pay-TV operation, Siyaya TV, which was finalised on August this. “The perception out there suggesting that people received millions of rands in commissions on this deal is misplaced, totally wrong and unfounded,” said [...]

Siyaya TV plans a year end launch

South African pay-TV provider, Siyaya TV, plans to launch some channels before the end of 2014 via a direct-to-home satellite platform. “When government first called for expressions for digital terrestrial television (DDT), one of its goals was that DDT should reach rural communities. The Bakgatla are seizing that opportunity,” said John Molefe Pilane, chief of [...]

Siyaya keen to share its ZAR 1 bn broadcast deal

South African pay-TV provider, Siyaya TV, which recently won the ZAR 1 billion (USD 94.5 million) deal from South African Football Associations (SAFA), plans to work with other broadcasters including SABC and e.tv, to provide coverage of the national football teams matches which starts in May next year. The move comes as an attempt to [...]

Siyaya wins SAFA’s ZAR 1 billion pay-TV deal

Newly licensed pay-TV operator, Siyaya TV, has acquired the ZAR 1 billion (USD 94.5 million) deal to broadcast South African Football Associations (SAFA) Bafana Bafana football games. In addition to the TV and radio broadcast rights, the deal also includes mobile and Internet streaming rights. The deal includes the rights to the matches of the [...]

ICASA demands proof of intent from new pay-TV entrants

South African regulator, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), has demanded five new broadcasters- which received provisional license last month, to submit a written guarantee of having the necessary funding to provide subscription TV services giving extensive proof of the new operators’ ability to go live. The provisional licensees include – Kagiso Media [...]

ICASA grants five provisional pay-TV licences

South Africas communications industry regulator, Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has granted provisional subscription TV broadcasting licences to five new applicants. The operators – Close-T Broadcast Network Holdings, Kagiso TV, Mindset Media Enterprises, Mobile TV and Siyaya TV- had applied for pay TV licences in 2012 and also participated in ICASAs public hearings [...]