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The Broadcasting Industry and Manufacture of Decoders
BY Liz Kneale
South Africa
19 December 2018
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The Broadcasting Industry and Manufacture of Decoders


On-demand audio and video online streaming services are causing significant disruption in the broadcasting sector globally and will offer serious competition to South African broadcasters in the near future. Local broadcasters are 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, while radio revenue increased by 2.2% to R4.3bn for the same period. The sector is undermined by sustainability concerns and numerous issues at the South African Broadcasting Corporation. The long-delayed digital migration process appears to back on track with final analogue switch-off in 2020.


Industry Disruption


While television and radio revenues continue to grow, streaming services such as DStv’s Showmax, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Cell C’s Black are disrupting traditional broadcasting. The dramatic digital revolution sweeping video entertainment is affecting community TV stations, free-to-air and public broadcasters and subscription TV services, and traditional television and pay-TV are facing a threat of survival. 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.


Report Coverage


This report focuses on the television and radio broadcasting industry in South Africa and the local manufacture of decoders and other broadcasting equipment. It examines the state of the industry, major players, corporate action up to November 2018 and comprehensive updates on industry regulations and investigations into the SABC. It includes comprehensive profiles of 39 companies including major players SABC and MultiChoice, and smaller companies such as Kwesé TV Channels, which has applied for a free-to-air licence and plans to operate five channels. Profiled decoder manufacturers include Yekani Manufacturing, CZ Electronics, Microtronix South Africa, Leratadima Tellumat Manufacturing and RC and C Manufacturing.


Page
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