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The Broadcasting Industry and Manufacture of Decoders in South Africa
BY Makgotso Ngoako
South Africa
08 July 2020
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The Broadcasting Industry and Manufacture of Decoders


The broadcasting industry has been disrupted by technological advances and it faces competition from streaming and other online services. The internet has threatened the existence of traditional players such as the SABC, which continues to have internal problems relating to its finances and corporate governance, and other large players such as MultiChoice, which owns DStv, and e.tv.


Disruption


Consumers are using connected devices to access media and they are increasingly choosing what to watch and when to watch, rather than tuning in to prescribed times and programmes on traditional media. Online streaming services are changing the way audiences consume content. While platforms such as Netflix provide competition for traditional television such as MultiChoice, e.tv and SABC, they do not have rights to broadcast sports events and generally do not carry news, so they are often subscribed to as complementary services and may not necessarily affect the established players. However, these platforms have a competitive advantage in terms of affordability and convenience.


Radio


There are 333 radio stations including community stations in South Africa. Radio is a widely accessible entertainment format, and despite the rise of new technologies such as streaming and podcasts, radio remains popular in South Africa. The SABC operates 19 radio stations and nine of the 10 most listened to stations.


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.


Page
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