Tag Archives: OpenView HD

OpenView HD to terminate Deen TV broadcast end September

Deen TV and Open ViewHD have been partner for four years and the partnership is set to end on 30 September 2017, the channel will no longer be part of the free-to-view satellite bouquet. The decision to discontinue our relationship with Deen TV was made on the back of scheduled commercial discussions between the two [...]

OpenView HD activated in more than 500,000 households

OpenView HD, the free HD satellite TV service in South Africa owned by Platco Digital, has gone beyond the threshold of 500,000 TV households this week. Celebrating its third birthday this October, OpenView HD will be revealing the launch of its new channel. Patrick Conroy, the managing director of Platco Digital, said that: 500 000 [...]

Openview HD to drop four channels

Openview HD, the free-to-air satellite broadcaster will cancel four of its channels on its platform within the next two months. This decision has been taken by the company due to the refurbishment of its contents line-up, being done each year. The four channels to be closed are Wild TV Africa, Spirit Word, ASTV and Ekurhuleni [...]

OpenView HD adds Trace Sport Stars channel

OpenView HD will launch a new sports lifestyle channel, Trace Sport Stars which will go live on 3 June 2016. Trace Sport Stars is the first global entertainment channel dedicated to sports celebrities and the channel is said to bring a great variety of content where sport meets glamour. Trace Sport Stars will take a [...]

OpenView HD atteint 350 000 abonnés en Afrique du Sud

La société sœur dE-tv a annoncé les derniers chiffres d’activation pour son service de télévision par satellite free-to-view. Selon l’opérateur de télévision par satellite TV Platco Digital, OpenView HD a dépassé la barre de 350 000 activations. « Nous avons connu une croissance exponentielle au cours de la dernière année, grâce à une stratégie renouvelée,” [...]

eAfrica + rebaptisé eNolly + en Afrique du Sud

eAfrica +, la chaîne 107 sur OpenView HD, a un nouveau nom. A partir du lundi 1 Février, la chaîne sœur de.tv sera désormais connue sous le nom denolly +. eNolly + continuera à divertir les Sud-Africains avec des contenus provenant de toute l’Afrique. Le nom Nolly provient de l’industrie cinématographique du Nigeria, Nollywood, qui [...]

Wild TV Africa, OpenView HD sign carriage deal

Wild TV Africa, South African lifestyle and adventure TV channel and OpenView HD, South African free-to-air digital satellite TV broadcaster, have struck a carriage agreement. OpenView HD will add Wild TV Africa on 31 July on its channel line-up. Wild TV Africa features local and international TV shows related to fishing, camping, mountain-biking, hiking, 4×4 [...]

OpenView HD lease space on IS-20

Platco Digital’s free-to-air satellite TV platform, OpenView HD (OVHD), has signed a capacity leasing agreement with state owned signal distributor for South African broadcasting, Sentech, on its Intelsats IS-20 satellite. IS-20 is also the same satellite used by MultiChoice for its pay-TV service, DStv. OVHD currently uses a satellite in the same 5°E orbital slot as [...]

OpenView HD allowed to air SABC channels

South African High Court has dismissed an interdict application from public broadcaster, SABC, against OpenView HD preventing the latter from broadcasting SABC 1, 2, and 3 on its network. The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) had filed a case against Platco Digital, which operates OpenView HD, in September 2013 regarding the availability of the SABCs [...]

OpenView HD to bring down STB price

Platco Digitals free-to-air satellite TV platform, OpenView HD (OVHD), plans to lower the set-top box prices in the next two months as the platform failed to attract adequate subscribers. After it went live in October 2013, OVHD could garner only over 40,000 active subscribers, 160,000 short of OVHDs target set for March next year. “Our [...]