e.tv adding four new channels to DStv

Drifter

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So all E-TV channels are longer free. How long before the others also become pay to view?
 

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eMovies+ – DStv 138
eMovies Extra – DStv 140 are not if you only have Easyview. You need to upgrade your package.
 

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How come E-TV can add 4 new channels to the 2 they have without any tv licence fees or taxpayer bailout?
 

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How come E-TV can add 4 new channels to the 2 they have without any tv licence fees or taxpayer bailout?
Because when I last watched ETV perhaps 4 years ago, you watched ads with bits of what you are actually watching in between. My other guess is that WASPS and WWE also pay really well.
 

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Because when I last watched ETV perhaps 4 years ago, you watched ads with bits of what you are actually watching in between. My other guess is that WASPS and WWE also pay really well.
Last time I watched SABC3 (about 4 years back) it was an advertising channel with a bit of repeats in between.

Not sure I agree with you in terms of e-TV News (403), it has similar levels of advertising as Sky-News/BBC-News/CNN.

Still does not explain why E-TV's 6 channels are free and SABC needs TV license + Taxpayer bailout and they still run adverts.

Why does SABC not use the same financial model as E-TV?
 

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Last time I watched SABC3 (about 4 years back) it was an advertising channel with a bit of repeats in between.

Not sure I agree with you in terms of e-TV News (403), it has similar levels of advertising as Sky-News/BBC-News/CNN.

Still does not explain why E-TV's 6 channels are free and SABC needs TV license + Taxpayer bailout and they still run adverts.

Why does SABC not use the same financial model as E-TV?
SABC (Includes Radio, TV), but problem with SABC is poor management and bloated structure, SABC news have field news people almost all over the country, E-tv are based where it makes economic sense.
 

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Last time I watched SABC3 (about 4 years back) it was an advertising channel with a bit of repeats in between.

Not sure I agree with you in terms of e-TV News (403), it has similar levels of advertising as Sky-News/BBC-News/CNN.

Still does not explain why E-TV's 6 channels are free and SABC needs TV license + Taxpayer bailout and they still run adverts.

Why does SABC not use the same financial model as E-TV?

You are missing the point here. You are not paying a TV license to watch SABC, you are paying it because you a set that can receive a signal. Even if was just E-TV, you would still have to pay the license.
 

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Still does not explain why E-TV's 6 channels are free and SABC needs TV license + Taxpayer bailout and they still run adverts.
Six free E-TV channels? mmh.. my Openview only had four channels.
 

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All 4 channels showing on my "Family" package. Doubt I will watch any tbh but it's least some extras for no added cost.
 

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SABC (Includes Radio, TV), but problem with SABC is poor management and bloated structure, SABC news have field news people almost all over the country, E-tv are based where it makes economic sense.
So why can't SABC make economic sense and stop being a burden to taxpayers?
 

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You are missing the point here. You are not paying a TV license to watch SABC, you are paying it because you a set that can receive a signal. Even if was just E-TV, you would still have to pay the license.
If it was for TV, then the money would be paid to eTV as well.
The licence says SABC TV licence.
All the TV licence fees go to SABC + taxpayer bailout goes to SABC.
 
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