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    Kenya: Analogue switch off to be done in 3 phases

    December 2, 2014 • Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Analogue switch off to be done in 3 phases

    The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has revealed the rollout timetable for Kenya’s shift from analogue to digital broadcasting. The reveal was made public after industry stakeholders agreed on a schedule for the switch over. CA Director General,...

  • Ben Huang, Head of Global Marketing and Mediaroom Division at Ericsson (image: Charlie Fripp)

    ‘Rethink the use of television and media’- Ericsson

    February 26, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on ‘Rethink the use of television and media’- Ericsson

    Global telecommunications and infrastructure company Ericsson, purchased MediaRoom from Microsoft last year and managed to turn the division into one of the world’s most innovative and deployed IPTV platforms. According to the company, Mediaroom-powered...

  • Sharp yesterday afternoon unveiled their 90-inch television in South Africa (image: Charlie Fripp)

    Sharp launches 90-inch television in South Africa

    September 3, 2013 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern AfricaComments Off on Sharp launches 90-inch television in South Africa

    Japanese electronics manufacturer Sharp yesterday afternoon unveiled their 90-inch television – and according to the company is also the first of its kind in the world. “Demand doubled for televisions bigger than 60-inches in the US and it’s growing...

  • The changing face of television

    March 18, 2013 • OpinionComments Off on The changing face of television

    The television watching experience has been progressively changing over the past few years. “With many South Africans starting to get used to the idea of watching content online, television manufacturers need to find innovative ways of providing consumers...

  • How Syfy Turns TV Shows Into Social Phenomenons

    March 8, 2013 • Top StoriesComments Off on How Syfy Turns TV Shows Into Social Phenomenons

    Syfy, known to viewers as Sci-Fi up until 2009, recently celebrated its 20-year anniversary. Along with the channel’s revamped branding, new strategies for formulating and distributing content online emerged. Whether it’s populating Syfy Sync (a...

  • Smart TV sales will exceed 50 million globally in 2012

    November 29, 2012 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Smart TV sales will exceed 50 million globally in 2012

    Over 220 million Smart TV sets will be sold worldwide in 2017, up from the 54 million that will be sold in 2012, according to Informa Telecoms & Media’s latest Smart TV device forecasts. Thirty-one percent (31%) of households worldwide will own at...

  • Sony unveils 84-inch 4K Bravia television

    November 23, 2012 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Sony unveils 84-inch 4K Bravia television

    Electronics manufacturer Sony unveiled its latest high-performance television in the form of the 4K Ultra High Definition Bravia with LCD display – the industry’s largest 84-inch class. The 4K technology allows it to display images at four times the...

  • Samsung launches new 75-inch television

    September 13, 2012 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Samsung launches new 75-inch television

    Samsung Electronics South Africa has launched its 75-inch ES9000 LED Smart TV at The World Trade Centre in Sandton. The new ES9000 meets the rising market demand for televisions that are 60-inches and larger, and delivers a unique design concept with a...

  • Sony SA unveils new 84-inch LCD TV with 4K

    August 30, 2012 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Sony SA unveils new 84-inch LCD TV with 4K

    Sony has unveiled its latest BRAVIA LCD television which boasts a 4K (3840 x 2160) LCD panel, in the industry’s largest 84-inch class1 and incorporates Sony’s “4K X-Reality PRO” super-resolution high picture quality engine. This formidable combination...

  • Samsung reveals new LED and plasma TVs

    July 19, 2012 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Samsung reveals new LED and plasma TVs

    Electronics maker Samsung has launched a new bid to make televisions more in touch with the needs of consumers, by introducing new models across LED and plasma technologies. “The new range of SMART TVs display the ‘Future of TV, Now’, says Justin Shaw,...

  • Chinese boost Sierra Leone media

    March 5, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Chinese boost Sierra Leone media

    Chinese company StarTimes Communication Network Technology on Thursday said it wants to invest in Digital television to ultimately to offer all average Sierra Leoneans affordable access. Charles Liu, StarTimes Vice President, unveiled this during Sierra...

  • New TV division for Samsung

    February 20, 2012 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on New TV division for Samsung

    Samsung has announced the creation of a new division set to handle the company’s TV side of things and is expected to come into effect on the first of April this year. Tentatively called Samsung Display Co., Ltd, the move needs the approval of the...

  • 3D television won’t be mainstream success

    June 23, 2011 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on 3D television won’t be mainstream success

    The latest revolution in television is watching a movie or playing games in 3D, but according to a new study done in the UK, the brilliant technology won’t be such a mainstream success as first hoped. Research done Informa Telecoms & Media found that...

  • MultiChoice, E.tv get mobile TV licences

    September 10, 2010 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on MultiChoice, E.tv get mobile TV licences

    THE Independent Communication Authority of South Africa (ICASA) on Friday said it had issued mobile TV licences to E.tv and MultiChoice, while several other applicants had been unsuccessful. ICASA received applications from four media houses wishing to...

  • Uganda runs digital TV pilot

    November 27, 2009 • Top StoriesComments Off on Uganda runs digital TV pilot

    The pace of the transition to digital broadcasting in Africa is picking up with a larger group of countries now entering the race with practical action rather than just policy proposals...

  • The race to dominate TV 2.0 is underway

    July 6, 2009 • Top StoriesComments (2)

    The battle for the future of TV is underway with an overabundance of stakeholders pushing for greater influence as TV and computing converge, according to Gartner...