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1976 in front of John Ross House, Durban

During the 35 years TV*AE has been operating in South Africa we have been involved mostly in large and unique TV related projects.


Installation of a RF reception and distribution network for John Ross House, Durban's largest flat building with 516 flats. Initially it was configured for FM, but later expanded for all terrestrial TV services. We recently upgraded this system.


Elangeni Hotel, Durban (Southern Sun). Radio and background sound systems.


San Lameer. Design and installation of the CATV system (Cable Antenna Television) for South Africa's first golf course development. Today the CATV system of San Lameer receives and distributes all currently available analogue and digital TV programmes.


TV*AE installed television reception and distribution systems in all residential properties administrated by Voysey Bond, at the time Natal's largest property administrator.

From the start of television in 1975 to date, TV*AE has been responsible for well over 1,600 CATV systems in Natal alone.


With the advent of satellite TV in South Africa in 1995, we expanded our operation with technical sales offices in Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town and focused preliminarilyy on the supply of quality equipment for the reception and distribution of TV signals.

We also provide technical support to the industry with training seminars and techno-talks. We have invested considerably in related, new technologies, especially in data over broadband cable networks.

2001 - The First Commercial DICE System in South Africa is Installed

In October 2001 TV*AE completed South Africa's first commercial DICE system for the Gateway Shopping Theatre in Umhlanga Rocks.

The DICE system consists of a high tech head end and a quality, bidirectional RF distribution network which permits the reception of all currently available analogue and digital TV programs as well as high speed Internet access together with a growing number of revenue earning digital services.

Today TV*AE is involved in a number up-market housing projects in Natal (Le Domain and Somerset) and in Gauteng (Midstream Estate), all of which feature the latest in DICE technology.

TV*AE has provided equipment and technical know-how for:

  • most major RF reception and distribution projects in South Africa - retirement villages, residential and golf course estates.
  • Sun City, systems design and headend equipment.
  • Tuynhuys, the South African Presidents' residence.
  • Cape Parliament, the South African Parliament in Cape Town.
  • Helderberg Village.
  • The Canal Walk shopping centre in Cape Town.
  • Broadcast transmitter monitoring systems for Sentech.

  • Midstream: (largest DICE cable TV network in SA with 24/7 Internet access plus other data services called the Midstream e-tubesystem)
  • Le Domaine: ledom.co.za (DICE cable TV network with IP telephony, 24/7 Internet access, all available analogue and digital TV channels plus a selection of open to view DSTV channels
  • Gateway shopping centre Umhlanga ridge: (first DICE system in the country. 24/7 Internet, all digital and analogue TV channels, some commercial satellite channels.
  • SanLameer: sanlameer.com (first cable TV system in the country. In operation since 1975)
  • Plantations: plantations.co.za (Cable TV system for the central villages)
  • Somerset Retirement village Umhlanga Ridge Cable TV system

  • Since 1970 TV*AE has been involved in more than 1 600 projects in South Africa. All are well documented.

Commercial satellite dishes and internal satellite signal distribution for UEC, the manufacturer of MultiChoice digital satellite receivers as well as the supply of sophisticated software controlled QPSK to QAM transmodulator head end equipment.

Other projects are:-

  • Harbour Island project, Cape Town,
  • Water Club Granger Bay, a very up market residential development,

Head Offices in Cape Town for:

  • Investec,
  • Sanlam,
  • Old Mutual,
  • Foschini,
  • Vodacom, Cape Town,
  • The Clock Tower commercial development in Cape Town,
  • as well as many other projects throughout the country.

TV*AE is the co-developer of Guest Web, a fully digital hotel information and entertainment system.

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