The group’s main asset is a controlling stake in the South African-based media group, eMedia Investments Pty Ltd. eMedia Investments has a number of core assets in the television and radio broadcasting sector, with additional assets in the content, properties and facilities sectors.
eMedia Investments continues to be a significant media player in Southern Africa and the rest of the continent with influential independent broadcasters that reach millions of people.
e.tv, South Africa’s first and only free-to-air commercial television station, continues to garner a significant audience share of the free-to-air audience. The success of e.tv has also spawned a number of spin-off entertainment channels through its multi-channel platform. eSat.tv operates the 24-hour channel (eNCA), which is available on certain DStv bouquets and gains significant share of the available news audience. eNCA also boasts an impressive online offering, which includes a mobile app and a responsive website.
Platco Digital operates Openview, a free-to-air satellite television platform, which broadcasts a number of channels, including e.tv’s multi-channel offering – eExtra, eMovies, eMovies Extra, eReality, eToonz, and recently added eXposed and ePlesier. Openview also recently added The Home Channel+. In addition to 20 channels on offer, the platform also hosts 28 radio channels.
eVOD, You can now watch shows and movies on any device, at any time. Where and when you want. eVOD is a brand new video and demand platform allowing you to watch exclusive movies and shows – never seen before, and only available on eVOD. eVOD brings you hours of entertainment – from locally produced high-end dramas and movies, Afrikaans dramas, documentaries and so much more, there is something for everyone. You can also catch up on some of your old favorites and the fast forward features allows you to see episodes of some dramas in advance.
Our properties and facilities division is primarily concerned with providing appropriate solutions for media companies. Companies like Media Film Service and the Cape Town Film Studios have continued to facilitate some of the world’s leading films, commercials and television series.
Through focused and ethical management of its assets, the group strives to create long-term value for all of its stakeholders through the broadcast of local and international entertainment programming as well as news and information programming. A multichannel and multi-platform strategy enables the group to provide valuable advertising opportunities for marketers.
Our goal is to provide shareholders with a return on their investment, while empowering citizens through job creation and adding value to the communities we operate in. This is reflected in the integrated way in which we measure our success as a group. As a media group, we have the privilege of being able to use our technology, infrastructure and platforms to assist South African businesses and non-profit organisations.
As we navigate the ever-changing media landscape we seek innovative and creative solutions to the business challenges facing the group while complying with all relevant regulatory and legal requirements, practising good governance and being responsible corporate citizens.
eMedia Holdings owns a 67.7% stake in eMedia Investments. The balance of eMedia Investments’ shares are held by Venfin Media Beleggings Proprietary Limited (Venfin), a subsidiary of Remgro Limited.
eMedia Holdings’ major shareholder is the JSE-listed Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI). HCI is a black empowerment investment holding company which counts the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers Union (SACTWU) as its major shareholder.