TopTV Boss out ‘over porn’

Here is a follow up report that appeared in The Witness newspaper dated Thursday, February 2, 2012 in respect of my previous blog post titled Oops! Top TV.

This truly shows the condition of men’s hearts that they are full of all manner of evil, abominations that are ungodly and desperately wicked. God’s Word speaks of the condition of men’s hearts:

9The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? 10I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings. ~ Jeremiah 17:9,10

and

20And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. 21For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, 22Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: 23All these evil things come from within, and defile the man. ~ Mark 7:20-23

It shows from the dismissing of TopTV’s CEO that if you do not produce immoral material in the form of pornography a service provider can get rid of you and sack you from your position because evil and wicked ‘incensed’ (sic) investors want filth to be provided to the public. Does the so called investors speak on behalf of all members of the public? The investors will one day stand before God Almighty and give account for their wicked and immoral decisions taken and for feeding the lust of many others who, too, will give an account to God. All for the love of money, mankind will go to the most despicable depths to satisfy their lusts! You have been warned. Depart from your evil ways.

By Thinus Ferreira and Witness Reporter

“CAPE TOWN – TopTV’s CEO, Vino Govender, is getting the boot after incensed investors apparently put pressure on the beleaguered pay TV operator to get rid of him amid mounting unhappiness with its content and broken promises.

“Eddie Mbalo, chairperson of On Digital Media (ODM), TopTV’s umbrella company, confirmed last night the company was in talks with Govender “on a mutual separation”.

“These discussions were not concluded and ODM would not make further comment, he said.

“Mbalo is tipped to succeed Govender, at least in an acting capacity.

“Channel 24 reported earlier yesterday that Govender was getting the boot after a failed attempt at launching a much-maligned porn package.

“It quoted insiders saying investors were worried about the direction of the company and the pay TV operator’s content.

“The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), one of the major investors in TopTV since its launch, apparently asked that Govender be replaced over its faltering content offering.

“The IDC could not be reached for comment on Tuesday.

“As to where TopTV went wrong, media consultant Janine Lazarus said: “It will now be very difficult for the public to divorce the brand from the debate on pornography, and – even worse – the fracas surrounding getting the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa’s stamp of approval.

“What is needed now is some serious rethinking and strategizing – that is if it isn’t too late.”

“Govender took over as ODM’s CEO in 2007 when the founder Mergan Moodley, became ill. TopTV passed the 300 000 subscriber mark towards the end of last year, before its porn plan became known and organisations started calling for a boycott.

“TopTV also received criticism for the vast number of repeat screenings, lack of new channels since November that have not yet been replaced, and a failure to follow through on multiple promises, like starting a sport channel.

“Since its commercial launch in May 2010 Govender has backtracked about the company’s plans on several occasions. Chief among them is the promise not to run pornographic channels.

“Promises of plans to have high definition (HD) channels, a PVR and the addition of several new TV channels within months of its launch have not been realised.

“TopTV went through a restructuring exactly a year ago. It recently lost the Hi Nolly and One Music channels, and will lose its Current TV channel on March 11.

“Morale at TopTV is reportedly down, with several people worried about their jobs.

“An insider said a consultancy would be engaged to review the structure, positions and skill sets, “but nothing has been communicated to the staff”.” – Channel 24

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