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New OpenView HD channel list


OpenView HD, the free-to-air satellite television broadcaster and sister company of, said this week that it will pull the plug on four channels on its platform in the next two months as it rejigs its line-up.

ASTV, Spirit Word, Wild TV Africa and Ekurhuleni TV will go off the air between the end of September and mid-October, the company said in a statement.

It said at the same time that it will launch new channels on the platform in October.

The channel cancellations form part of an “annual content review”. They are being pulled after “careful consideration of their performance and [in light of]the overall OpenView HD strategy”, said the platform’s channel and acquisitions manager Ziyanda Mngomezulu.

But what will be available on the OpenView HD platform once it stops broadcasting ASTV, Spirit World, Wide TV Africa and Ekurhuleni TV? Here’s what’s will be available (excluding planned new channel launches) in October 2016:

Culture and lifestyle

Deen TV — lifestyle with an “Islamic ethos”

Entertainment and music

SABC1 — general entertainment

SABC2 — general entertainment

SABC3 — general entertainment

eHD — general entertainment

eKasi+ — local entertainment

eMovies+ — movies

eNolly+ — Nollywood movies and other African content

Trace Sport Stars — reality sports stars

Glow — Eastern-inspired content — local and international music

Children and education

eToonz+ — cartoons

Mindset — education

Da Vinci Learning — education


Inspiration TV — general religion

Kruiskyk TV — Afrikaans religion

Shembe Unyazi — local religion


Gagasi FM


Kaya FM


LM Radio

Heart FM

Radio Pulpit

Bok Radio

OpenView HD said it has half a million activated households watching its free digital satellite TV service and said activation numbers have increased “significantly” in recent months. On some days, it is adding more than a thousand households, it claimed.  — (c) 2016 NewsCentral Media

1 Comment

  1. Wild TV Africa was not even the worst, relatively watchable.
    Why not end that exclusive arrangement for airing eNCA only on Dstv, and add Al Jazeera or another somewhat acceptable international news channel to their package ?

    Why is OVHD not able to get the same amount of radio channels as on the cheapest package of DSstv Easy View. They have 57 radio stations. Love listening to BBC World, 702.

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