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The Broadcasting and Manufacture of Decoders Industry in South Africa 2022

Yasmin Mahomedy | South Africa | 16 May 2022

The Broadcasting and Manufacture of Decoders Industry in South Africa 2020

Makgotso Ngoako | South Africa | 08 July 2020

The Broadcasting and Manufacture of Decoders Industry in South Africa 2018

Liz Kneale | South Africa | 19 December 2018

The Broadcasting and Manufacture of Decoders Industry in South Africa 2016

Duncan Bekker | South Africa | 16 September 2016

The Broadcasting and Manufacture of Decoders Industry in South Africa 2014

Amanda van der Westhuizen | South Africa | 22 May 2014

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Report Coverage

This report focuses on the television and radio broadcasting industry and the manufacture of decoders in South Africa. It includes information on the public and private broadcasters, digital migration, viewership and listenership trends, the performance of major players, regulation and developments. There are profiles of 33 companies including major players such as the SABC and MultiChoice, streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon, set-top box manufacturers including CZ Electronics and community stations including Soweto Community Television and Unitra Community Radio.

Introduction

This report focuses on the television and radio broadcasting industry and the manufacture of decoders. South Africa’s much delayed plans since June 2015, to switch from analogue terrestrial television to digital transmission, is now underway. The distribution of free digital set-top boxes, which is necessary for viewers who want to use their analogue television sets to receive digital broadcast to households earning less than R3,500 has still not been completed. New digital platforms have been evolving, and consumer behaviour and preferences are shifting in the way they are consuming content. The TV and radio broadcasting landscape is now made up of many players offering subscription/pay TV, free-to-air, satellite, commercial, and community broadcasters, as well as over the top providers/subscription on demand (internet-based platforms). Over the top providers include Netflix, Showmax, Amazon Prime Video and Spotify, while MultiChoice’s DStv dominates pay TV.

Strengths

• Broadcasting Research Council can provide reliable audience measurement when there is no interference from loadshedding.
• Competent local decoder manufacturing industry.
• Established local content creators.
• Support from the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa for community radio licence applicants.
• Well-established infrastructure and wide terrestrial signal coverage.

Weaknesses

• Financial issues expected to continue at the SABC.
• Higher cost of subscriptions resulting in fewer people able to afford pay TV.
• Political interference and corruption at SABC.
• Quality of local content is sometimes poor.
• Slow rollout of set-top boxes.

Opportunities

• Content creation.
• Licence applications for commercial free-to-air television services and radio frequency spectrum.
• Low cost subscription services.
• Skills development.

Threats

• Competition from international players.
• Declining advertising spend on traditional TV resulting in less revenue.
• Government enforced analogue switch off date for digital rollout, will leave millions of people without access.
• Internet-based services are a threat to established broadcasters.
• Negative impact of loadshedding.
• Slow economic growth, high unemployment, and weak rand curtailing consumer spending and increasing costs of imports.

Outlook

The broadcasting industry will continue to change rapidly in line with new technologies which are resulting in new streaming and subscription services, including radio delivered over the internet. National Association of Broadcasting executive director, Nadia Bulbulia said that “as new digital platforms evolve, consumer behaviour and preferences are shifting from consuming content that is offered to them, to choosing from the many options available to them.” Local content alone will not be enough to stimulate growth in the South African market, especially with global players eroding local market share. Government’s decision to switch off analogue at the end of March 2022 has been deferred to 30 June 2022.

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1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 6
2.2. Geographic Position 6
2.3. Size of the Industry 7
2.4. Key Success Factors and Pain Points 12
3. LOCAL 13
3.1. Key Trends 29
3.2. Notable Players 30
3.3. Trade 34
3.4. Corporate Actions 35
3.5. Regulations 36
3.6. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 39
4. AFRICA 41
5. INTERNATIONAL 42
6. INFLUENCING FACTORS 45
6.1. COVID-19 45
6.2. Economic Environment 46
6.3. Migration to Digital Terrestrial Television and Set-top Boxes 47
6.4. Labour 50
6.5. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 54
6.6. Loadshedding 54
7. COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT 55
7.1. Competition 55
7.2. Ownership Structure of the Industry 58
7.3. Barriers to Entry 59
8. SWOT ANALYSIS 59
9. OUTLOOK 60
10. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 61
11. REFERENCES 61
. Publications 61
11.2. Websites 61
APPENDIX 1 - SUMMARY OF NOTABLE PLAYERS 63
Broadcasting – Television 63
Broadcasting – Radio 65
Manufacture of Television and Radio Receivers, Sound or Video Recording or Reproducing Apparatus and Associated Goods - Digital Decoders 69
COMPANY PROFILES - BROADCASTING – TELEVISION 70
Amazon.com Inc 70
Arena Holdings (Pty) Ltd 74
Cape Town Community TV Collective 77
E Sat TV (Pty) Ltd 79
e tv (Pty) Ltd 81
Faith Broadcasting Investments NPC 83
MultiChoice Group Ltd 85
Netflix Inc 89
On Digital Media (Pty) Ltd 92
Platco Digital (Pty) Ltd 94
South African Broadcasting Corporation SOC Ltd 96
Soweto Community Television NPC 101
TBN Broadcasting in Africa NPC 103
Zatocron (Pty) Ltd 105
COMPANY PROFILES - RADIO 106
Arena Holdings (Pty) Ltd 106
Cape Town Radio (Pty) Ltd 109
CCFm Trust 111
Central Media Group (Pty) Ltd 113
Hot 1027 FM (Pty) Ltd 116
Jacaranda FM (Pty) Ltd 118
Kagiso Media (Pty) Ltd 120
Kasie FM NPC 123
Kaya FM (Pty) Ltd 125
Muslim Broadcasting Corporation Trust 128
Primedia (Pty) Ltd 129
Radio Heart 104 9 (Pty) Ltd 133
Radio iGagasi 99 5 (Pty) Ltd 135
Radio Tygerberg 104FM NPC 137
South African Broadcasting Corporation SOC Ltd 139
Thetha FM Broadcasting Foundation NPC 144
Umoya Communications (Pty) Ltd 146
Unitra Community Radio NPC 148
Vukani Community Media NPC 150
Yired (Pty) Ltd 152
COMPANY PROFILES – MANUFACTURE OF TELEVISION AND RADIO RECEIVERS, SOUND OR VIDEO RECORDING OR REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND ASSOCIATED GOODS - DIGITAL DECODERS 154
CZ Electronics Manufacturing (Pty) Ltd 154

Report Coverage

This report focuses on the television and radio broadcasting industry and the manufacture of decoders. It includes information on the state and size of the sector, advertising revenues and viewership figures and factors that influence the sector including increasing competition, regulation and corporate governance and financial issues at the public broadcaster. There are profiles of 39 companies that include major players such as the SABC, MultiChoice and Primedia, international players such as Amazon.com and Netflix and numerous radio stations.

Introduction

This report focuses on the television and radio broadcasting industry and the manufacture of decoders. The industry has been disrupted by technological advances and has faced competition from streaming and other online services. Broadcasting and telecommunications are regulated by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa), which also issues broadcast licences. South Africa plans to switch from analogue terrestrial television to digital television broadcasting in 2021, which includes the distribution of digital set-top boxes, a process which is currently delaying digital migration. Currently, South Africa is five years behind the International Telecommunications Union deadline to migrate from analogue to digital transmission. Although digital television is operational in the country, with full national household coverage comprising 88% terrestrial and 12% satellite broadcasting, only 1,109,965 registrations for digital migration subsidies have been recorded, with 3,590,035 households yet to register.

Strengths

• Availability of reliable audience measurement by the Broadcasting Research Council.
• Competent local decoder manufacturing industry.
• Established local content creators.
• Government commitment to support the sector.
• Well-established core infrastructure and wide terrestrial signal coverage.

Weaknesses

• Quality of local production is sometimes poor.
• Relatively low TV and pay-TV penetration.
• Structural, financial, and corporate governance issues at the SABC.

Opportunities

• Call for licence applications for commercial free-to-air television services and radio frequency spectrum.
• Content creation.
• Development of digital radio and TV streaming services.
• Implementation of new set-top box delivery model.
• Increased demand for terrestrial and digital broadcasting services from developing middle class and youth in Africa.
• Launch and roll-out of 5G.
• Online platforms have created platforms for people to create their own content affordably.
• Opportunities resulting from pubic consultation processes including community broadcasting services, subscription TV, and digital sound broadcasting services.
• Opportunities to export set-top boxes and decoders to the African market.
• Potential increase in the number of licences following digital migration.
• Reliable audience measurement statistics have the potential to attract advertising revenue.

Threats

• Continued delays to digital migration.
• Continued ineffective governance of public broadcaster.
• Coronavirus effect to the economy due to nationwide lock down.
• Corruption in the industry.
• Internet-based services are a threat to established broadcasters.
• Negative impact of unreliable power supply on the electricity-based broadcasting value chain.
• Significant barriers to entry.
• Slow economic growth and weak rand curtailing consumer spending and increasing costs of imports.

Outlook

The Business Research Company reported that globally, companies are “introducing new services to broadcast content on different platforms such as mobiles and website portals to facilitate the instant transfer of large content. Access to various platforms and devices has increased over demand for traditional TV and radio broadcasting services”. Whereas internet advertising has already become the biggest advertising medium by revenue globally, in South Africa it still falls behind TV advertising, although it is catching up. South Africa is one of the largest broadcasting and media markets on the African continent. Internet advertising is set to grow strongly relative to TV advertising.

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1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 2
2.2. Geographic Position 4
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 4
3.1. Television 7
3.1.1. MultiChoice 7
3.1.2. SABC 7
3.1.3. E.tv 9
3.1.4. Netflix 9
3.2. Radio 11
3.3. eSport and Gaming 13
3.4. Podcast and Streaming 14
3.5. Virtual Reality 15
3.6. Manufacture of Broadcast Equipment and Digital Decoders 15
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 16
4.1. Corporate Actions: SABC 20
4.1.1. Corporate Actions: General 21
4.1.2. Regulations 22
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 26
4.2. Continental 27
4.3. International 29
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 30
5.1. Migration to Digital Terrestrial Television and Manufacture of Set-top Boxes 30
5.2. Data Protection and Safety 31
5.3. SABC Challenges and Investigations 31
5.4. Introduction of 5G 33
5.5. Economic Environment 33
5.6. Labour 34
5.7. Environmental Issues 37
5.8. Effects of Load Shedding 37
5.9. Coronavirus 37
6. COMPETITION 39
6.1. Barriers to Entry 40
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 40
8. OUTLOOK 42
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 42
10. REFERENCES 43
10.1. Publications 43
10.2. Websites 44
APPENDIX 1 – SUMMARY OF NOTABLE PLAYERS 45
Broadcasting – Television 45
Broadcasting – Radio 46
Manufacture of Television and Radio Receivers, Sound or Video Recording or Reproducing Apparatus and Associated Goods - Digital Decoders 50
COMPANY PROFILES - BROADCASTING (TELEVISION) 51
AMAZON.COM INC 51
ARENA HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 55
BOLD MOVES 852 NPC 58
CAPE TOWN COMMUNITY TV COLLECTIVE 60
E SAT TV (PTY) LTD 62
E TV (PTY) LTD 64
FAITH BROADCASTING INVESTMENTS NPC 66
MULTICHOICE GROUP LTD 68
NETFLIX INC 72
ON DIGITAL MEDIA (PTY) LTD 75
PLATCO DIGITAL (PTY) LTD 77
SOUTH AFRICAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION SOC LTD 79
SOWETO COMMUNITY TELEVISION NPC 84
TBN BROADCASTING IN AFRICA NPC 86
COMPANY PROFILES - BROADCASTING (RADIO) 88
ARENA HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 88
CAPE TOWN RADIO (PTY) LTD 91
CCFM TRUST 93
CENTRAL MEDIA GROUP (PTY) LTD 95
CLASSIC FM SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 98
JACARANDA FM (PTY) LTD 100
KAGISO MEDIA (PTY) LTD 102
KASIE FM NPC 104
KAYA FM (PTY) LTD 106
MKHONDO COMMUNITY RADIO NPC 109
MUSLIM BROADCASTING CORPORATION TRUST 110
PRIMEDIA (PTY) LTD 111
RADIO HEART 104 9 (PTY) LTD 115
RADIO IGAGASI 99 5 (PTY) LTD 117
RADIO TYGERBERG 104FM NPC 119
SOUTH AFRICAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION SOC LTD 120
SOWETO MEDIA RESOURCE CENTRE NPC 125
THETHA FM BROADCASTING FOUNDATION NPC 127
UMOYA COMMUNICATIONS (PTY) LTD 128
UNITRA COMMUNITY RADIO NPC 130
VUKANI COMMUNITY MEDIA NPC 132
YIRED (PTY) LTD 133
ZIBONELE FM NPC 135
COMPANY PROFILES - MANUFACTURE OF TELEVISION AND RADIO RECEIVERS, SOUND OR VIDEO RECORDING OR REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND ASSOCIATED GOODS (DIGITAL DECODERS) 137
CZ ELECTRONICS MANUFACTURING (PTY) LTD 137
DIGITAL VISION TECHNOLOGIES (PTY) LTD 139
LERATADIMA TELLUMAT MANUFACTURING (PTY) LTD 141
MICROTRONIX SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 143

Introduction

This report focuses on the television and radio broadcasting industry in South Africa and the local manufacture of decoders and other broadcasting equipment. Globally, on-demand audio and video online streaming services are causing extreme disruptions in the broadcasting sector and will offer serious competition to the South African television and radio broadcasting sectors in the near future. Local broadcasters are already planning or implementing new business models to integrate their offerings with digital platforms. The total revenue of the television industry in South Africa increased by 3.6% to R32.2bn year-on-year in 2017, with radio revenue increasing by 2.2% year-on-year to R4.3bn for the same period. The sector is overshadowed by sustainability concerns and allegations of maladministration at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) with a number of recent and current investigations identifying serious operational and financial irregularities. The long-delayed digital migration process appears to back on track with the announcement of a new model that takes the delivery of set-top boxes out of the hands of government and into a market/retail driven approach with vouchers for subsidised households. A phased province-by-province implementation plan will see the final analogue switch-off in 2020.

Strengths

• Availability of reliable audience measurement by the Broadcasting Research Council.
• Competent local decoder manufacturing industry.
• Established local content creators.
• Government commitment to support the sector.
• Well-established core infrastructure and wide terrestrial signal coverage.

Weaknesses

• Ineffective regulation by Icasa.
• Lack of competition, particularly in the lucrative pay-TV segment.
• Need for numerous investigations into maladministration at the SABC.
• Relatively low TV and pay-TV penetration.
• Significant barriers to entry.
• Strong reliance on advertising revenue for sustainability, especially in the community media sector.
• Structural and financial issues facing the SABC.

Opportunities

• Call for licence applications for commercial free-to-air television services and radio frequency spectrum.
• Development of digital radio and TV streaming services.
• Implementation of new set-top box delivery model for DTT.
• Increased demand for terrestrial and digital broadcasting services from developing middle class and youth in Africa.
• Opportunities resulting from pubic consultation processes including community broadcasting services, subscription TV, and digital sound broadcasting services.
• Opportunities to export STBs and decoders to the African market.
• Potential increase in Icasa licences following digital migration.
• Reliable audience measurement statistics have the potential to attract advertising revenue.

Threats

• Continued delays to digital migration.
• Continued ineffective governance of public broadcaster.
• Internet-based services represent a potential future threat to established broadcasters.
• Negative impact of unreliable power supply on the entire electricity-based broadcasting value chain.
• Slow economic growth and weak rand curtailing consumer spending and increasing costs of imports.

Outlook

The Business Research Company reports that globally, companies are “introducing new services to broadcast content on different platforms such as mobiles and website portals to facilitate the instant transfer of large content. Access to various platforms and devices has increased over demand for traditional TV and radio broadcasting services”. e.tv cautions that "the weakening of the free-to-air broadcasters will result in a situation where the majority of South Africans will have to rely on pay-TV to access broadcasting services. This will also lead into a situation where the digital divide between the technological haves and have-nots will widen further". The unregulated participation of online streaming services in the advertising market could also erode the revenue base of the public broadcaster, free-to-air broadcasters and pay-TV. The dramatic digital revolution sweeping video entertainment in Africa is affecting everyone from community TV stations, free-to-air and public broadcasters and subscription TV services. According to MultiChoice SA CEO Calvo Mawela, “we are fighting for eyeballs.” Mawela said that “traditional television and pay-TV are facing a big threat of survival. We need to change our business model and move quickly to online for us to survive as businesses." The radio sector is faced with an increase in audio content created for online delivery and via mobile phones, and an increase in non-traditional players entering the market as they experiment in a space traditionally owned by radio. FM, online and mobile are converging and competing in a common content space.

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Table of Contents

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1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 3
2.2. Geographic Position 5
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 6
3.1. Television 6
3.2. Radio 8
3.3. Manufacture of Digital Decoders 10
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 12
4.1. Local 12
4.1.1. Corporate Actions: SABC 18
4.1.2. Corporate Actions: General 21
4.1.3. Regulations 22
4.1.4. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 24
4.2. Continental 26
4.3. International 29
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 33
5.1. Current Regulatory Initiatives 33
5.2. Migration to Digital Terrestrial Television and Manufacture of Set-top Boxes 37
5.3. SABC Investigations 39
5.4. Economic Environment 43
5.5. Labour 45
5.6. Environmental Issues 49
6. COMPETITION 50
6.1. Barriers to Entry 54
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 55
8. OUTLOOK 56
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 57
10. REFERENCES 57
10.1. Publications 57
10.2. Websites 59
APPENDIX 1 – SUMMARY OF MAJOR PLAYERS 60
Broadcasting – Television 60
Broadcasting – Radio 62
Manufacture of Television and Radio Receivers, Sound or Video Recording or Reproducing Apparatus and Associated Goods - Digital Decoders 65
COMPANY PROFILES - BROADCASTING (TELEVISION) 67
BOLD MOVES 852 67
CAPE TOWN COMMUNITY TV COLLECTIVE 69
E SAT TV (PTY) LTD 71
E TV (PTY) LTD 73
KWESE CHANNELS (PTY) LTD 75
MULTICHOICE SOUTH AFRICA HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 77
ON DIGITAL MEDIA (PTY) LTD 79
PLATCO DIGITAL (PTY) LTD 81
SOUTH AFRICAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION SOC LTD 83
SOWETO COMMUNITY TELEVISION 88
SUPERSPORT INTERNATIONAL (PTY) LTD 90
TBN BROADCASTING IN AFRICA 92
TISO BLACKSTAR GROUP (PTY) LTD 94
TRINITY FAITH INVESTMENTS 97
COMPANY PROFILES - BROADCASTING (RADIO) 99
CAPE TOWN RADIO (PTY) LTD 99
CCFM TRUST 101
CENTRAL MEDIA GROUP (PTY) LTD 103
CLASSIC FM SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 106
JACARANDA FM (PTY) LTD 108
KAGISO MEDIA (PTY) LTD 110
KASIE FM 112
KAYA FM (PTY) LTD 114
MKHONDO COMMUNITY RADIO 117
MUSLIM BROADCASTING CORPORATION TRUST 118
PRIMEDIA (PTY) LTD 119
RADIO HEART 104 9 (PTY) LTD 123
RADIO IGAGASI 99 5 (PTY) LTD 125
RADIO TYGERBERG 104FM 127
RADIO ZIBONELE 128
SOUTH AFRICAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION SOC LTD 129
SOWETO MEDIA RESOURCE CENTRE 134
THETHA FM BROADCASTING FOUNDATION 135
TISO BLACKSTAR GROUP (PTY) LTD 136
UMOYA COMMUNICATIONS (PTY) LTD 139
YIRED (PTY) LTD 142
COMPANY PROFILES - MANUFACTURE OF TELEVISION AND RADIO RECEIVERS, SOUND OR VIDEO RECORDING OR REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND ASSOCIATED GOODS (DIGITAL DECODERS) 144
CZ ELECTRONICS MANUFACTURING (PTY) LTD 144
DIGITAL VISION TECHNOLOGIES (PTY) LTD 146
LERATADIMA TELLUMAT MANUFACTURING (PTY) LTD 148
MICROTRONIX SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 150
RC AND C MANUFACTURING COMPANY (PTY) LTD 151
YEKANI MANUFACTURING (PTY) LTD 153

Report Coverage

The detailed report on South Africa’s broadcasting sector, including the manufacture of decoders, describes the current market, examines the latest regulatory and corporate developments and discusses factors influencing the success of the sector. The report profiles 34 players including the commercial television broadcaster subscription-based DSTv, which is operated by MultiChoice and owned by the Naspers media group, as well as the public broadcaster, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), which is beset by financial and leadership problems. The major manufacturers of DSTv decoders, Altron TMT (Pty) Ltd and Vektronix are profiled, as is CZ Electronics Manufacturing (Pty) Ltd, one of the 26 companies awarded a contract for the manufacture of STBs.

Introduction

This report focuses on the broadcasting industry in South Africa and the local manufacture of decoders and other broadcasting equipment. The combined radio and television broadcasting sector employs some 13,200 people and generated revenue of R36.9bn in 2014. The sales value of radio, television, and broadcasting equipment totalled R12bn in 2015. The increasing convergence between traditional TV and radio platforms and digital and internet-based technologies has created opportunities for broadcasters to reach new audiences and a number of new players have entered the market in recent years. The migration from analogue to Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) remains the major challenge facing the industry, having been continuously delayed since an initial deadline of 2008. Current estimates from industry stakeholders suggest that the process will be completed no sooner than 2017/2018.

Strengths

• Competent local decoder manufacturing industry.
• Established local content creators.
• Government commitment to supporting the sector.
• Well-established core infrastructure and wide terrestrial signal coverage.

Weaknesses

• Ineffective regulation.
• Lack of competition, particularly in the lucrative pay-TV segment.
• Relatively low TV and pay-TV penetration.
• Significant barriers to entry.
• Skills shortages.

Opportunities

• Formation of the BRC has the potential to increase adspend.
• Increased competition in the OTT and internet-based broadcasting space.
• Middle-class growth in Africa to increase demand for broadcasting services.
• Opportunities to export STBs and decoders to the African market.
• Potential increase in ICASA licences following DTT migration.

Threats

• Continued delays to DTT migration.
• Continued ineffective governance of public broadcaster.
• Internet-based services represent a potential future threat to established broadcasters.
• Slow economic growth and weak Rand curtailing consumer spending and increasing costs.

Outlook

Concerns regarding the management of the public broadcaster aside, a number of long-awaited developments have contributed to a measure of optimism in the broadcasting sector. Despite a delay of over seven years, the DTT migration is finally in progress. While PricewaterhouseCoopers suggests that it will not be completed before 2018, the migration should signal an era of “increasing demand and competition in the sector.” Demand for DTT-compliant set-top-boxes is expected to buoy the local decoder manufacturing industry and ICASA will utilise released spectrum to offer an increasing number of broadcasting licences. The launch of a number of internet-based video-on-demand services such as Netflix and ShowMax will expand the potential audience and TV revenues are expected to pass R40bn by 2019. Radio revenues are forecast to reach R6bn. According to the Broadcasting Research Council, the development of new audience measurement methodologies has the potential to boost adspend through the restoration of faith in local TV and radio audience surveys.

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Table of Contents

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1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 3
2.2. Geographic Position 5
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 5
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 15
4.1. Local 15
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 28
4.1.2. Regulations 28
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 30
4.2. Continental 31
4.3. International 32
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 32
5.1. Economic Environment 32
5.2. Ineffectiveness of Regulatory Bodies 33
5.3. Labour 34
5.4. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 36
5.5. Environmental Concerns 38
6. COMPETITION 38
6.1. Barriers to Entry 39
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 40
8. OUTLOOK 40
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 41
10. REFERENCES 42
10.1. Publications 42
10.2. Websites 42
COMPANY PROFILES – TELEVISION BROADCASTING 44
BOLD MOVES 852 44
CAPE TOWN COMMUNITY TV COLLECTIVE 46
E SAT TV (PTY) LTD 48
E TV (PTY) LTD 50
MULTICHOICE SOUTH AFRICA HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 52
ON DIGITAL MEDIA (PTY) LTD 55
SOUTH AFRICAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION SOC LTD 57
SOWETO COMMUNITY TELEVISION 62
SUPERSPORT INTERNATIONAL (PTY) LTD 64
TBN BROADCASTING IN AFRICA 66
TRINITY BROADCASTING INVESTMENTS 68
COMPANY PROFILES – RADIO BROADCASTING 70
CAPE TOWN RADIO (PTY) LTD 70
CENTRAL MEDIA GROUP (PTY) LTD 72
CLASSIC FM SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 75
JACARANDA FM (PTY) LTD 77
KAGISO MEDIA (PTY) LTD 79
KAYA FM (PTY) LTD 81
PRIMEDIA (PTY) LTD 83
RADIO HEART 104 9 (PTY) LTD 88
RADIO IGAGASI 99 5 (PTY) LTD 90
SOUTH AFRICAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION SOC LTD 92
UMOYA COMMUNICATIONS (PTY) LTD 97
YIRED (PTY) LTD 100
COMPANY PROFILES – MANUFACTURE OF DECODERS 102
ABT AFRICA (PTY) LTD 102
ALTRON TMT (PTY) LTD 104
CZ ELECTRONICS MANUFACTURING (PTY) LTD 106
DIGITAL VISION TECHNOLOGIES (PTY) LTD 108
HOME OF LIVING BRANDS (PTY) LTD 110
MEGATRON SA (PTY) LTD 113
RC AND C MANUFACTURING COMPANY (PTY) LTD 115
SEEMAHALE TELECOMS (PTY) LTD 117
TELLUMAT (PTY) LTD 118
TRAFALGAR ELECTRONICS CC 122
VEKTRONIX (PTY) LTD 123

Introduction

Revenue of R27.4bn was generated by the television broadcasting industry in 2012. There has been growth in the broadcasting sector and a number of new radio and television entities entered the market during the course of 2013. The growing convergence between traditional television and radio platforms and other platforms is creating opportunities for broadcasters to reach new audiences. As well as the television and radio broadcasting sector, this report also focuses on the manufacture of radio, television and communication apparatus, a sector that generated an income of R9.5bn during 2013. The main challenge facing the broadcasting and decoder manufacturing industry is the migration to Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) which has already been delayed for five years because of regulatory difficulties and legal action.

Strengths

• Established infrastructure of broadcasting players.
• Some local manufacturing companies have R&D capabilities and are able to develop new products.

Weaknesses

• Established monopolies such as Sentech, SABC and DStv hamper the competitiveness of the sector.
• Few B-BBEE companies in the industry.
• Low levels of foreign direct investment.
• Regulatory uncertainty.
• Skills shortages, especially in highly skilled job categories like engineering and electricians.

Opportunities

• DTT, which will stimulate the electronics manufacturing sector industries in the value chain.
• Increased convergence in broadcasting presents opportunities for players to increase their audience, and thereby adspend.
• Opportunities for the export of STBs to the African market.
• Revised regulations to encourage competition and increase the number of new entrants.
• Technological innovation leading to OTT service offerings

Threats

• Cheaper substitute products from Asia could limit the growth of the manufacturing industry, especially if no control system is required in locally manufactured STBs
• Continued regulatory difficulties such as the delay in finalising the STB standards, awarding the manufacturing tender and the delay of DTT migration.
• Faster internet speed and technological advances in mobile device technology increases competition from OTT offerings and alternative platforms.

Outlook

The broadcasting industry is forecast to continue its stable growth pattern. South Africa’s radio broadcasting industry is expected to see strong growth in terms of advertising revenue, which is forecast to reach R5.5bn in 2017 from R3.6bn in 2012. According to industry analysts, a growing middle class is set to drive pay-TV subscriber numbers to more than six million by the end of 2017 with revenue in this sector reaching R20bn in 2017, from R15.2bn in 2012. Estimates put total revenue from pay-TV, public licence fees and advertising at R30bn by the end of 2014 and R35bn by the end of 2017. Demand for digital decoders is expected to reach more than 9 million during South Africa’s DTT migration and a further 30 million decoders will be required in sub-Saharan Africa. However, the continued delay and the possibility of future delays in DTT migration locally were mentioned by most respondents as a threat to the television broadcasting and decoder manufacturing sectors.

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Table of Contents

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1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Supply Chain 2
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 2
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 6
4.1. Local 6
4.1.1. Migration to Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) 6
4.1.2. Applications for New Pay-TV Licences 7
4.1.3. Audience Measurement Methodologies 7
4.1.4. Sentech 8
4.1.5. SABC 8
4.1.6. e.tv 9
4.1.7. DStv 9
4.1.8. StarSat 10
4.1.9. Community Television 10
4.1.10. OTT and IPTV 10
4.1.11. Radio 10
4.1.12. Manufacture of Decoders 11
4.1.13. Corporate Actions 11
4.1.14. Regulations 12
4.1.15. Black Economic Empowerment 13
4.2. Continental 13
4.2.1. Pay-TV 13
4.2.2. DTT Migration 13
4.2.3. Future Growth Areas 14
4.2.4. Manufacturers of Decoders 14
4.3. International 14
4.3.1. Pay-TV 14
4.3.2. OTT and IPTV 14
4.3.3. Online Radio 14
4.3.4. Decoders 15
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 15
5.1. Ineffectiveness of ICASA 15
5.2. DTT Migration Process 15
5.3. Adspend 16
5.4. Technological Changes and Convergence 16
5.5. Cheap Imports 16
5.6. Labour Resources 16
5.7. Economic Environment 17
5.8. Environmental Concerns 17
6. COMPETITION 17
6.1. Barriers to Entry 18
6.2. Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 19
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 19
8. OUTLOOK 19
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 20
10. REFERENCES 20
10.1. Publications 20
10.2. Websites 20
ORGANOGRAM 96130A 22
Television Broadcasting 22
COMPANY PROFILES 23
BOLD MOVES 852 (PTY) LTD 23
CAPE TOWN COMMUNITY TV COLLECTIVE 24
E-SAT TV (PTY) LTD 25
E-TV (PTY) LTD 26
MULTICHOICE SOUTH AFRICA HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 28
ON DIGITAL MEDIA (PTY) LTD 30
RIVER CORPORATION INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENTS (PTY) LTD 32
SOUTH AFRICAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION LTD 33
SUPERSPORT INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 36
ORGANOGRAM 96130B 37
Radio Broadcasting 37
COMPANY PROFILES 38
CAPE TOWN RADIO (PTY) LTD 38
CENTRAL MEDIA GROUP (PTY) LTD 40
CLASSIC FM SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 42
EAST COAST RADIO (PTY) LTD 43
JACARANDA FM (PTY) LTD 44
KAYA FM (PTY) LTD 46
PRIMEDIA (PTY) LTD 48
RADIO HEART 1049 (PTY) LTD 51
RADIO IGAGASI 995 (PTY) LTD 52
SOUTH AFRICAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION LTD 53
UMOYA COMMUNICATIONS (PTY) LTD 56
YIRED (PTY) LTD 58
ORGANOGRAM 37300A 60
Digital Decoders 60
COMPANY PROFILES 62
ALTECH MULTIMEDIA (PTY) LTD 62
ARION CONTINENTAL AFRICA TECHNOLOGIES (PTY) LTD 64
DIGITAL VISION TECHNOLOGIES (PTY) LTD 65
ELLIES (PTY) LTD 66
HOME OF LIVING BRANDS (PTY) LTD 68
RC&C MANUFACTURING COMPANY (PTY) LTD 70
SEEMAHALE TELECOMS (PTY) LTD 71
SPACE TELEVISION (CAPE) CC 72
SPACE TELEVISION CC 73
TELLUMAT (PTY) LTD 75
VEKTRONIX (PTY) LTD 77