One of the companies approved to become a new pay-TV supplier, On Digital Media (ODM), has received its licence from ICASA (Independent Communications Authority of SA).

This makes On Digital Media the first serious challenger to MultiChoice's current monopoly.
The four companies approved to apply for licenses last year were Telkom Media, Walking on Water, e.sat (part of and ODM.
So far, e.sat has pulled out of the running, while the future of Telkom Media remains uncertain.