Very wishy washy.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.
Hot motherfsckin' daym!!! :wtf: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.
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 <_<...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
Link not workingSee link to article on StarTimes China below
http://Seems like these asians know all about having to deal with Monochoice (DStv) in Africa... http://www.nation.co.ke/business/new...z/-/index.html
Who broke it...! lolLink not working
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.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).
There is a reason why sports broadcast right are so expensive and heavily contested.Not everyone is a sport freak
More than half actually.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 ^^^
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.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.