Tag Archives: OpenView HD

OpenView HD lease space on IS-20

Platco Digital’s free-to-air satellite TV platform, OpenView HD (OVHD), has signed a capacity leasing agreement with state owned signal distributor for South African broadcasting, Sentech, on its Intelsats IS-20 satellite. IS-20 is also the same satellite used by MultiChoice for its pay-TV service, DStv. OVHD currently uses a satellite in the same 5°E orbital slot as [...]

OpenView HD allowed to air SABC channels

South African High Court has dismissed an interdict application from public broadcaster, SABC, against OpenView HD preventing the latter from broadcasting SABC 1, 2, and 3 on its network. The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) had filed a case against Platco Digital, which operates OpenView HD, in September 2013 regarding the availability of the SABCs [...]

OpenView HD to bring down STB price

Platco Digitals free-to-air satellite TV platform, OpenView HD (OVHD), plans to lower the set-top box prices in the next two months as the platform failed to attract adequate subscribers. After it went live in October 2013, OVHD could garner only over 40,000 active subscribers, 160,000 short of OVHDs target set for March next year. “Our [...]

Sabido acquires Afrikaans ASTV channel

South African media group, Sabido Investments, has acquired a dedicated Afrikaans South African television channel, Afrikaanse Satelliet Televisie (ASTV). The channel was a part of the 18 channels available on OpenView HD Digital Satellite Television platform. We are truly excited that we can reach out to a wider audience with this partnership with OpenView HD. [...]

Zulu TV plans launch through OpenView HD

Zulu TV, the free-to air South African television station with content focused on Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN) province, now plans to launch on Platco Digital’s OpenView HD free-to-air satellite TV platform on June 1, 2014 after a failed attempt to launch on Sentech-owned Freevision FTA satellite TV platform in November, 2013. The channel was first unveiled [...]

Openview HD launches Alex TV

Platco Digital-owned South African free-to-air HD satellite TV platform, OpenView HD, has introduced Alex TV- a channel focused on the Alexandra community of Johannesburg. This will entail current affairs, entertainment and education and in the near future we are hoping to have feature films that speak about life here in Alex, said Lucky Siwela, co-founder [...]