OpenView HD brings you a wonderful new world of multichannel TV in digital quality without monthly fees. You only pay once for equipment and installation. Once you're ready to go, it's absolutely free! There are no monthly fees, no contracts, just a once-off purchase of OpenView HD decoder, dish and installation. Openview HD is a new platform to bring HD channels to South Africans for free.
The OpenView HD equipment prices start from R849 for consumers who already have any other satellite dish that they no longer use and require the decoder only. For consumers who want the full package of dish, decoder with installation, prices start from R1599.
OpenView HD is South Africa's new satellite TV with over 10 new channels, including some in glorious HD. You get to keep the channels you love with coverage anywhere in South Africa, no contracts, no monthly fees. Get all of this, but only pay once and enjoy forever.
You'll have access to more channels, up to 8-days on screen programme guide (EPG), crystal clear digital quality pictures and improved stereo sound. And it's free, forever.
Wonderful isn't it!
OpenView HD is available to all South Africans. The OpenView HD Satellite service (received via satellite) covers 100% of South Africa.
OpenView HD channel offering caters for the whole family.
On OpenView HD, you'll get 18 channels, crystal clear digital quality pictures and sound, radio channels - and there will be more channels added.
The list of retailers who will have OpenView HD equipment is growing. OpenView HD is being rolled out across the country and will be available in more stores in your area soon.
OpenView HD is available at most leading retail stores. You can currently purchase OpenView HD at the following retailers.
You don't need to subscribe. OpenView HD is free. All you need is an OpenView HD Digital Decoder and satellite dish - there are no monthly fees and no contracts.
No - this is the main difference between OpenView HD and pay television - there are no signup fees, no monthly fees and no contracts.
You buy the hardware, you get it installed and the service is free.
All you need is an OpenView HD Digital Decoder and a Satellite dish. Then, it's free forever!
No, you won't have to replace your current TV. If you have a standard definition TV, the OpenView HD Digital Decoder will convert the digital signal so you can see and hear all of OpenView HD's channels (both standard definition and HD) through your existing TV. If you have an HDTV set, you will be able to watch the HD channels in HD.
If you already have a Top TV dish, you don't need to get a new dish. You will only need to buy an OpenView HD Digital Decoder which you can plug in and play. If you are struggling with this you can call the distributors' call centres.
If you have any other satellite dish that you no longer use – a registered OpenView HD installer can be allocated to reposition your dish. Please call the distributors call centres.
OpenView HD Distributors:
Multi-unit dwellings that are already receiving Top TV will be able to receive OpenView HD channels. OpenView HD distributors and installers will be able to assist further with advice and installations for first time installations.
You can take your OpenView HD Digital Decoder with you. You may also choose to take the satellite dish with you or have a new one installed. You would require assistance from an OpenView HD installer.
You can find an OpenView HD installer by contacting the call centre number of the OpenView HD distributors.
OpenView HD Distributors:
Platco Digital has not received licenses to operate in other countries yet, therefore the OpenView HD decoder cannot be sold in countries outside of South Africa yet but this will be changed soon.
Please contact one of the following distributors to become an OpenView HD installer/distributor.
Please press the "EPG" button on your remote to see the 8 day TV channels guide. A TV guide will also be available on the OpenView website shortly.
Contact our call centre number (number included on the box) for an installer to be allocated to you, should you require a dish to be installed or repositioned, or dial *120*OVHD# OR *120*6843# and follow the prompts if you are able to plug in and play.
Please put your Channel proposal in a MS Word/ PDF format and send it to Info@platco.co.za . It will be forwarded to the Channels Acquisition department and they will get in contact with you.
As Platco Digital, we only provide a platform for channels and do not control their channel content. Kindly look at the list of channels we have on the OpenView HD bouquet on our website and see which channel would best fit your ideas, then approach the specified channel with your proposal.
No, the TV license fee is not included in the OpenView HD package. This should be paid separately annually as the South African law dictates.
If your decoder is faulty, simply return it to the retail store where you purchased it or contact our call centre for support.
Depending on which decoder you have, you can contact any of these numbers for support:
At the current moment, we do not have reality TV channels.
All our channels are encrypted to only be received by OpenView HD decoders.
Currently, there is SABC &eNews. More news channels will be added in the future.
There will be an option of PVR decoder in the future.
Every TV set would need its own decoder in order to view different channels simultaneously.
Apart from the word of eTV, a trusted brand, the CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT (CPA) safeguards viewers
Technical updates and upgrades are being seamlessly updated continuously.
There is no need to as all channels are free forever.
There is no need to upgrade as it is already done over the air. Any consultation regarding your box is done over the phone by your distributor.
Parents can lock programs which are not suitable for their children to watch depending on the parental guidance rating of the programme by choosing an appropriate “Lock Level” by following the steps below:
If you have forgotten your parental control pin, please use your mobile phone to dial *120*OVHD# or *120*6843# (premium rates apply) and select option 3. Press the call or send button on your mobile phone and follow the service instructions.
Channel 100 on the OpenView HD decoder bouquet has a step by step user friendly guide on how to make the most of your remote control. Channel 100 is also active even before you activate your decoder and is there to help you with most of your frequently asked questions.
Free installation is only included for installations within a 25km radius to the installers office.
Installation cable is limited to 25m
Currently, there are 18 channels, including SABC 1, 2, 3 and etv in HD.
We currently have 4 channels that air HD content, namely eToonz+, eKasi+, eHD as well as eMovies.
Yes, we will continue to have the SABC channels whether they are in analogue or digital.
OpenView HD is in no way affiliated to Top TV/Starsat or DSTV.
OpenView HD supports local content in order to grow our local film & TV industry.
Platco Digital does not manufacture the set top box so we do not control the price at which the set top box is sold at. Our set top box is also not subsidized and we as Platco Digital do not make any profit from the box.
You can purchase a new remote from any of our distributors;