South Africa's first free HD satellite TV service - OpenView HD - was launched in October 2013 and offers viewers nationwide coverage with crystal clear HD quality viewing. With 16 TV channels and 9 Radio channels, viewers can enjoy non-stop international & local entertainment, including movies, music, news, sport, religious and children's programs. Some of the channels like e.tv are broadcast in full high definition (1080 HD), and you can watch your favourite SABC channels without a separate TV aerial.
The latest model NA9200 OpenView HD Decoder has PVR (Personal Video Recorder) functionality when used with an Open PVR USB stick. PVR functionality allows you to schedule programs for timed recordings that can then be viewed later at your leisure. PVR also gives you the ability to pause, fast forward and rewind recordings. Open PVR USB sticks are currently available in two sizes: 32GB which records up to 160 minutes of HD content and 64GB which record up to 320 minutes of HD content. OpenView HD also comes with other services accessible from the remote control, including a list of your recordings, reminders, a sleep timer, and an electronic 8-day TV guide.
No more paying monthly fees, you only pay once for the OpenView HD Decoder with a satellite dish and installation. Don't miss out on more TV, when you can have free viewing forever!
BBC World News on channel 121 is the BBC's international news and current affairs television channel. BBC has the largest audience of any BBC channel, with an estimated 372 million viewers weekly in 2017.
Open News & Sport Channel 120 is available exclusively on OpenView and is broadcast from Cape Town. This channel offers viewers short format local and international news, sport and onscreen information and links to social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram.
Open News & Sport is an independant news service and also features English Premier League with matches of one of the top 6 football clubs being broadcast each week until the end of the season.
Teams will include Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal and Manchester United.
SABC 1 Channel 101 broadcasts channels in English and African languages with programs like news, talk shows, soapies, movies, kids programs and sport like local soccer.
SABC 2 Channel 102 broadcasts channels in English, Afrikaans, Tswana and Zulu with programs like news, talk shows, soapies, movies and kids programs.
SABC 3 Channel 103 broadcasts channels in English and Afrikaans with programs like news, talk shows, soapies, movies, kids programs and sports like cricket.
e.tv Channel 104 is one of South Africa's first free to air television stations with various programs like news, talk shows, movies, soapies and sports like wrestling and other international sporting content, all in HD.
e.tv Extra Channel 105 previously called eKasi+ showcases e.tv's series which have either appeared on the channel before or yet to be shown and comedies movies on weekends. Etv Extra is the latest addition to the e.tv bouquet and is a new general entertainment channel that provides an enticing variety of premium local soaps & entertainment in HD.
eMovies Channel 106 is a channel for the whole family packed with mini-series and movies from thrillers and romance to action and suspense.
e.tv Movies Extra Channel 107 is a sister channel of eMovies+ and eExtra showing mostly action and thriller movies on channel 107. A movie channel powered by e.tv which only broadcasts international blockbuster movies, including action, romance, comedy, family and drama.
eReality Channel 108 eReality broadcasts real life stories and shows that feature crime, nature, paranormal activity, medical anomalies, outrageous obsessions and bizarre behaviour.
eForce Channel 111 eForce is an Action pop-up channel with action entertainment of uninterrupted international movies. With blockbuster American actors like Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone, Steven Seagal, and Jason Statham.
Glow Channel 140 is a channel filled with eastern inspired content from around the world with shows sourced from India, Brazil, USA and the UK. Programs range from universal storylines, food, soapies, comedy, travel, talk shows, music, celebrity gossip and reality shows.
Star Life Channel 110 is a channel exclusively for African audiences. A 24/7 English channel, showcasing a fusion of family dramas, celebrity dance shows and blockbuster movies from Stars Famed Library of Bollywood movies, adapted in English for local audiences.
DBE Mindset – Channel 134 Offers mainly locally-produced content with educational programs focusing on the South African curriculum with revision for learners in grade 10, 11 and 12.
Da Vinci Learning – Channel 135 is a unique family-friendly educational channel filled with programs on learning, creativity and most of all fun!
eToonz - Channel 130 is a quality kid’s entertainment channel where exciting tales create endless adventures.
Bokradio – Channel 601 is a progressive radio station with adult contemporary programming straight from Cape Town.
LM Radio – Channel 602 is a station that will take you down memory lane with a broad range of music from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s and modern day music in the same style.
Radio Pulpit – Channel 607 is a Christian radio station with uplifting content, gospel and talk radio.
GagasiFM – Channel 603 is a commercial radio station from KwaZulu Natal that reaches the African youth.
YFM – Channel 600 is a South African English radio station from Gauteng broadcasting Hip Hop and House music.
KAYA FM - Channel 608 focuses on the lives of the African urban listener between the ages 25 – 49 living in Gauteng. The channel is broadcast in English with talk and contemporary music to smoother sounds like R&B, Soul and Jazz.
OFM – Channel 604 is a commercial radio station from the Free State, Northern Cape, North West and southern Gauteng.
Heart FM – Channel 605 is a station straight from the heart of Cape Town providing Urban Contemporary, Jazz, Soul and R&B music.
TransAfrica Radio - 609 TransAfrica Radio is Africa’s first satellite / digital radio station broadcasting since 2000. TransAfrica’s has a loyal fan base across South Africa and the whole of Africa. This station is a movement of opinion makers, brand-conscious members, movement influencers.