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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
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