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Anyone have any experience with this company? They apparently big in Africa
 

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Sounds like they know what they are doing.

I think we'd all love some real competition to Monochoice.
 

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StarTimes intends to:

- introduce human capital investments through the transfer of skills needed for the growth of the business;
- inject working capital to TopTV
- restore the TopTV brand, goodwill and confidence of its employees in the TopTV future;
- grow the subscription base, rattle the market that is currently covered by two digital television providers in Africa (one other in South Africa); and
- offer services at half their current costs and let ordinary households in South Africa pay less for good quality digital television.
Very wishy washy.

Even at half the price it is worth nothing if it doesn't have sport. PERIOD.

SPORT OR DIE!
 

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=McCrazieGoalz;10190983]Very wishy washy. Pun on "wishy" intended.

Even at half the price it is worth nothing if it doesn't have sport. PERIOD.

SPORT OR DIE![/QUOTE]

Not everyone is a sport freak
 

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StarTimes has over 7,000,000 cable TV subscribers in China and more than 2,300,000 digital TV subscribers in Africa.
StarTimes has coverage with C-band satellite and 8 uplink earth stations in Europe, East Asia, and West Africa.
StarTimes has an established programme platform of 140 channels.
StarTimes has 25 years experience in the broadcasting and television industry and over 5 years experience operating in Africa with around 2,300 employees working on the continent.
Hot motherfsckin' daym!!! :wtf:

StarTimes, where have you been all our lives!
 

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I checked their website and they do not have Sky Sports listed. Only Setanta which covers the french league. Im hoping they can somehow get Sky though, thats all I need
 

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I checked their website and they do not have Sky Sports listed. Only Setanta which covers the french league. Im hoping they can somehow get Sky though, thats all I need
I was just going to post asking if they have Sky. Oh well here's hoping they can force down Monochoice prices and another hope that they get Sky so I no longer have to listen "ummm, errr, ummmm" Sasha <_<...
 

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I checked their website and they do not have Sky Sports listed. Only Setanta which covers the french league. Im hoping they can somehow get Sky though, thats all I need
Not gonna happen
 

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Will be awesome if they do all the above.

Don't personally care about sport but obviously in SA it is something they will have to work with.
I personally hope they sue Supersport/multichoice and win (like virgin did to some other company in the UK).
 

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The biggest thing they need to do is to bring out proper internet complementing services - if TopTV offers an on-demand service for series and old movies as well as streaming servers and so on at a decent price they can pair off between low income users and higher income groups (who are committed to multichoice - for sport or whatever - but want more such as channels not on DsTV) as well those of us who are happy to "cut the cord" to use the American description of the practice.
 

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Will be awesome if they do all the above.

Don't personally care about sport but obviously in SA it is something they will have to work with.
I personally hope they sue Supersport/multichoice and win (like virgin did to some other company in the UK).
Im with you on this one- I would assume that half of your dstv subscription goes to sports broadcast rights. When you're paying 100 mil for soccer rights, you gotta know how much money they're pouring into this.
Forget sports and secure some AAA channels that can kill DSTV on every other front, without the sports overhead
I would love a poll to see the percentage of people who would go for something like that ^^^
 

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Not everyone is a sport freak
There is a reason why sports broadcast right are so expensive and heavily contested.

In my opinion, the reason why even StarTimes will fail is because negotiating sports broadcast rights is so tough that even they may fail to bring proper sports programs.

Even local rugby, cricket and football (even golf, athletics and motorsport) are so bloody expensive. And they are expensive for a reason. They have a huge following by people who are willing and able to pay for them. Even advertiser are in on them big time.

Ignore this fact at your peril.
 

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Im with you on this one- I would assume that half of your dstv subscription goes to sports broadcast rights. When you're paying 100 mil for soccer rights, you gotta know how much money they're pouring into this.
Forget sports and secure some AAA channels that can kill DSTV on every other front, without the sports overhead
I would love a poll to see the percentage of people who would go for something like that ^^^
More than half actually.

Monochoice has said in the past something like 90% of their content costs is sports related.
 

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There is a reason why sports broadcast right are so expensive and heavily contested.

In my opinion, the reason why even StarTimes will fail is because negotiating sports broadcast rights is so tough that even they may fail to bring proper sports programs.

Even local rugby, cricket and football (even golf, athletics and motorsport) are so bloody expensive. And they are expensive for a reason. They have a huge following by people who are willing \and able to pay for them.

Ignore this fact at your peril.
I don't know hey. DSTV has never unbundled sport from premium, even with a potential 9 million new subscribers (including compact subscribers.) Could this be because more people would ditch sport for cheaper entertainment. Of all my close friends, only two would like sport, and neither has dstv anyway. Im not saying SA isn't sport mad, but I wonder how many people would keep it if given the choice.
 
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