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Big tech upgrades at the SABC — including a Netflix competitor

The South African Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC) technological renewal project is making considerable progress, according to the public broadcaster’s responses to parliamentary questions.

The SABC said that it had issued a request for a tender to implement its own Over-the-top (OTT) Platform, which would provide viewers with access to movies and TV shows by sending the content directly through the Internet.
 
Bwahahahaha a Netflix competitor?

This lot are just as fscking stupid as the last lot.
Yeah, I think they meant a streaming service.
The trouble is that you need decent, large volume internet for streaming - something that their patrons (who are only patrons out of lack of options) do not have.
 
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Yeah, I think they meant a streaming service.
The trouble is that you need decent, large volume internet for streaming - something that their patrons (who are only patrons out of lack of options) do not have.

Like the idea of an "iPlayer" (though they could get more creative with the branding) for all the old SABC content would be welcome, its not something I would actively pay for... it needs to be free with your "TV license" (which would actually be a good way of getting more people to pay for a TV License..

But the fact that they're talking as if they could be a competitor to Netflix/Spotify(though how SABC could compete with Spotify baffles me) indicates that they're wanting to monetise the service and that is totally doomed to failure.
 
Like the idea of an "iPlayer" (though they could get more creative with the branding) for all the old SABC content would be welcome, its not something I would actively pay for... it needs to be free with your "TV license" (which would actually be a good way of getting more people to pay for a TV License..

But the fact that they're talking as if they could be a competitor to Netflix/Spotify(though how SABC could compete with Spotify baffles me) indicates that they're wanting to monetise the service and that is totally doomed to failure.
they could call it the Shiplayer... Just missing one letter.
 
A netflix competitor? With what content? Murder she wrote, JAG, Tropical Heat?
no, a Rip off of Miami vice but called Ekasi vice...

anyway they have to sell something other than a remake of Zim/Lesotho/Malawi/Botswana TV
 
....you know the saying...first start off crawling...before walking, before running...In the case of the SABC, you effectively starting to recover from a motor neuron disease, that has totally incapacitated you ... you were paralyzed and still on life support, not out of the woods by a long shot...rehab is your name, not the next paraolympics.... why not start off, just being a boring dull public broadcaster ... a functioning bori... with news, boring cheap local content... --
 
Yeah, I think they meant a streaming service.
The trouble is that you need decent, large volume internet for streaming - something that their patrons (who are only patrons out of lack of options) do not have.
Yup! Well spotted. Their failure to digitally migrate has caused the internet to be overpriced and under-facilitated where it matters most to them. A classic shot in the foot.
This will NEVER happen. What will happen is they will tender all of this out, loot it, fail with zero accountability, and come up with another scheme.
 
It has awarded several other tenders

Ah! The good old tender . . .

We all know what this means. Years of red tape and eventually missing funds.

Now we just wait for the headlines.
 
Big tech upgrades at the SABC — including a Netflix competitor

The South African Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC) technological renewal project is making considerable progress, according to the public broadcaster’s responses to parliamentary questions.

The SABC said that it had issued a request for a tender to implement its own Over-the-top (OTT) Platform, which would provide viewers with access to movies and TV shows by sending the content directly through the Internet.
Much more difficult stealing Fiber services than electricity....
 
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