OpenView HD reaches 1 million homes...Press Release

Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017

South Africa’s fastest-growing TV satellite operator, OpenView HD, has surpassed the 1 million decoder activation mark, firmly establishing it as the second-largest satellite TV provider in South Africa – but easily the largest subscription-free service.

The ‘million milestone’ is a significant achievement for OpenView HD, with the company only having been in operation for less than four years. Although uptake of the OpenView HD set-top-boxes was initially slow, numbers soared when two 24-hour movie channels and an additional entertainment channel from sister company e.tv were added to the bouquet. The OpenView HD bouquet currently comprises 17 channels, with more set to be added in coming months.

With a retail price of R399 for a decoder, OpenView HD grew its market share 101% in the 2016/17 financial year. Managing Director, Patrick Conroy, says South Africans want quality entertainment that is affordable. “We do not charge monthly fees, so this means South Africans do not have to keep paying for their home entertainment after they have bought our decoder. This combination of a low cost decoder and good programming has been the secret to our success. It is a good start and we are confident we will reach two million households in 2019.” says Conroy. 

OpenView HD is operated by Platco Digital, which forms part of the eMedia group of companies.

OpenView HD Channels:
 

EPG #

Channel

Genre

101

SABC 1

General Entertainment

102

SABC 2

General Entertainment

103

SABC 3

General Entertainment

104

eHD

General Entertainment

105

eExtra

General Entertainment

106

eMovies +

General Entertainment

107

eMovies Extra

General Entertainment

108

True African Diva

Lifestyle Female Channel

111

Trace Sports Stars

Sport

112

BBC World News

News

115

Beatlab

Music

130

eToonz

Kids

134

Mindset

Kids & Education

135

DaVinci

Kids & Education

140

Glow

Indian Content

150

Deen TV

Religion

151

Kruiskyk

Religion

 
About OpenView HD


OpenView HD is the only free digital satellite platform in South Africa, powered by e.tv, which brings you a wonderful new world of entertainment. The decoder is available from all leading retailers from as little as R399 (excludes dish/installation).

Follow OpenView HD on the following platforms:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/openviewHD
Twitter: https://twitter.com/openviewhd
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UChp1aJkOrC3Abhu8zZOwljQ
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/OpenViewHD/

Released by: 

Michael Pocock

Senior Publicist

011 537 9437

082 294 0946

michael.pocock@etv.co.za


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