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Safika-controlled Goal Technology Solutions (GTS) and Dimension Data’s Internet Solutions, have designs on delivering affordable TV services to SA households. Neither will need a pay-TV licence from the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) as the service, which is delivered on demand, is not technically defined as broadcasting. operators could soon face competition from ISPs  that deliver video-on-demand services to home subscribers without having to be licensed by the broadcasting industry regulator.

Safika-controlled Goal Technology Solutions (GTS) plans on delivering affordable VOD services to South African home. GTS doesn’t need a pay-TV licence from the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) since VOD is not technically defined as broadcasting.

GTS plans on using an IPTV set top box from an Israeli vendor.

More here on cost-effective content security techniques of using TCP Unicast and diskless set-top boxes and the security ramifications of not having to worry about conditional access and DRM.

And more here – about integrating TV, PC and the Internet

First reported in South Africa Financial Mail

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