Icasa licenses new pay-TV operators

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Mobile TV wants to introduce TV services in South Africa using Korea’s digital multimedia broadcasting (DMB) technology as well as digital radio using the DAB and DAB+ standards.

Mobile TV’s proposed offering, which includes two video channels, one visual radio channel — a radio broadcast with multimedia elements — as well as four DAB radio services and a range of interactive services, will require a nominal activation fee and an annual subscription. It intends offering sports, entertainment and news content, with a particular focus on short-format programming.

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