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OpenView HD user numbers revealed

OpenView HD, the satellite-based free-to-air television service launched by the same group that owns e.tv, has finally disclosed its user numbers. Platco Digital, which operates the platform on which OpenView HD is distributed, said on Monday that the service

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SABC Encore to make DStv debut

The SABC and MultiChoice will launch its rerun entertainment channel, called SABC Encore, on 11 May on DStv. The launch of SABC Encore, which formerly would have been called SABC Entertainment

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Platco hopes to attract pay-TV players

Platco Digital, the parent company of free-to-air satellite television broadcaster OpenView HD, hopes its decision to lease capacity on Intelsat’s IS20 satellite – the same satellite used by MultiChoice for DStv – will help it attract newly licensed

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Kagiso Media in first TV venture

Kagiso Media, the fast-growing media group that has radio and Internet assets and which is bidding for a pay-television licence, has launched its first TV venture, a free-to-air channel called Glow TV on the OpenView HD satellite bouquet. OpenView HD is a new free-to-air direct

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Intrigue as OpenView carries SABC

OpenView HD, the new free-to-air satellite service launched by e.tv sister company Platco Digital on Tuesday, is offering the SABC’s three main television channels as part of its bouquet in spite of a simmering feud with the public broadcaster. The SABC warned last month

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Sentech launches Freevision: details

Sentech has taken the wraps off its new free-to-air broadcasting platform, Freevision, a competitor to the recently announced OpenView HD that will be to be launched by e.tv sister company Platco Digital in mid-October. Freevision uses Intelsat’s IS-20 satellite – the same one

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SABC tears into Platco over OpenView HD

The SABC has torn strips off new free-to-air satellite television platform Platco Digital, which plans to launch OpenView HD in mid-October, denying that it plans to carry its three television channels on the new platform. In a harshly worded statement, the SABC says

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OpenView HD: the full list of channels

Platco Digital, the company behind South Africa’s new free-to-air satellite television service, OpenView HD, has unveiled the selection of channels that it plans to broadcast from launch on 15 October. The company, which is owned by Hosken Consolidated Investments

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Digital TV: a tale of dithering and delay

Broadcasters, tired of dithering and delays around the migration to digital terrestrial television (DTT), have cashed in on the gap in the market to introduce new satellite offerings in both the free-to-air and pay-TV sectors. The concern by some in the broadcast sector, in particular

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E.tv to launch four new channels

E.tv will launch four new free-to-air channels, the broadcaster announced on Tuesday. The channels will be made available through sister company Platco Digital’s new OpenView HD direct-to-home satellite platform, which will be launched in October. The new channels

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