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About OVHD Installers

OVHD or OpenView HD is a Free To View Direct Broadcast Satellite television provider in South Africa which is run by Platco Digital (part of the eMedia Group which includes free-to-air channel e.tv and the 24 hour news channel eNCA). OpenView is currently the fastest growing DTH platform in Southern Africa having increased its market share by over 90% in 2016/17. It was launched on 15 October 2013 but struggled at first to grow its base.

In March 2016 eMedia brought in a new managing director, Patrick Conroy, who had previously run the groups news company including its 24-hour news service eNCA.

Growth has been attributed to Platco subsidizing its set-top-box to keep the retail price below R399 ($29) and successfully negotiating distribution deals with South Africa's top Retail chains. OpenView does not charge monthly subscription fees but instead relies on carriage fees and advertising.

List of Channels:

TV Channels

  • SABC 1 – channel 101
  • SABC 2 – channel 102
  • SABC 3 – channel 103
  • e.tv (HD) – channel 104
  • eExtra (HD) – channel 105
  • eMovies (HD) – channel 106
  • eMovies Extra (HD) – channel 107
  • eReality (HD) – channel 108
  • Rewind – channel 109
  • Star Life (HD) – channel 110
  • Fight Sports (HD) – channel 115
  • news & sport (HD) – channel 120
  • BBC World News – channel 121
  • DBE TV – channel 122
  • eToonz (HD) – channel 130
  • Mindset – channel 134
  • Glow TV – channel 140
  • Supa TV – channel 150

Radio Stations

  • YFM – channel 600
  • Bok Radio – channel 601
  • LM Radio – channel 602
  • Gagasi FM – channel 603
  • OFM – channel 604
  • Heart FM – channel 605
  • Radio Pulpit – channel 607
  • Kaya FM – channel 608
  • Trans Africa Radio – channel 609