Tag Archives: OpenView

France 24 available on OpenNews channel in South Africa

France 24, the French international news channel, has signed an agreement with OpenNews, a new local news channel launched on Thursday 1st November 2018 by eMedia investments, for the broadcasting of its English-speaking channel.  OpenNews is the first local news channel to be distributed on the Openview DTH satellite television platform (channel 120) to all [...]

Open News set to shake up television news

eMedia Investments will launch Open News, on Thursday, 1 November 2018. The channel will be available exclusively on Openview every evening from 5PM to 11PM, bolstering the free-to-air satellite platforms current news offering. Open News will keep news viewers informed and entertained with a fast-paced overview of the top local and international news stories. Through [...]

eMedia to launch OpenNews by end of 2018

eMedia Investments, owner of e.tv and eNCA will launch a second television news channel which will be broadcasted on its Openview platform at the end of 2018. The launching of a two-hour block of Afrikaans programming on eExtra is also coming up. The Chief Executive Officer of eMedia Investments, André van der Veen stated: “OpenNews will [...]

OpenViewHD adds BBC World News channel to its package

In South Africa, OpenViewHD (OVHD), the provider of direct-to-home television services, added the BBC World News television channel to its package. Already available on DStv, StarTimes and StarSat, the news channel is now available in clear text on channel 112 of Platco Digital’s OVHD. “The addition of an information channel meets the needs of our [...]

Platco opts for Nagra to protect OpenView HD’s content  

  Platco, the South African direct-to-home (DTH) service provider has chosen Nagras cardless content protection solution for its OpenView HD platform which is the free HD satellite TV service. The cardless technology, NAGRA ENABLE will allow the basic control of the free-to-airs content of the operator and will ensure that licensing rules of the content [...]

OpenView HD’s number of subscribers shot up

The annual financial results are out. OpenView, South Africas free HD satellite TV service has enjoyed a huge subscriber growth, as revealed by eMedia Holdings (South African media company owning subsidiaries such as e-TV and OpenView). Between February and March 2016, OpenView HD has signed a little over 38000 subscribers for its service. OpenView HD [...]

CoralTree signs contract to help optimize OpenView

CoralTree has signed a contract with Platco Digital to help optimize delivery of its OpenView FTA satellite service when it launches in South Africa October 15. Utilising the expertise and leading technology of our partners, such as CoralTree, will help us to provide innovative services and offers, and, importantly, choice to South African consumers,” said [...]