Openview HD

OpenView HD, announces its new channel offering








Johannesburg – 18 September – OpenView HD is proud to announce its channel offering consisting of over 10 new channels, offering High Definition (HD), on its soon to be launched free-to-air satellite TV platform.

The latest addition to the satellite TV scene, OpenView HD, boasts an offering of a variety of genres catering to the South African viewers’ needs.

OpenView HD Channel List



Culture and Lifestyle

Children and Education


SABC 1 Zest TV eToons+ Spirit Word Channel
SABC 2 ASTV Mindset TV Inspiration TV
SABC 3 Deen TV Da Vinci Learning English Club


It’s easy to get up and running with OpenView HD.  Just follow these three simple steps:


  1. PAY ONCE: Buy your OpenView HD equipment (decoder, dish with installation).


  1. INSTALL AND ACTIVATE: Call an installer (details included on the box or available on our website) and activate.


  1. ENJOY FOREVER: Sit back and enjoy the wonderful experience of multichannel satellite TV with no monthly fees or contracts.

Complete OVHD Channel List

  1. SABC 1
  2. SABC 2
  3. SABC 3
  4. E-tv (HD)
  5. eKasi+
  6. eAfrika+
  7. eMovies+
  8. Zest TV
  9. ASTV
  10. Deen TV
  11. eToons+
  12. Mindset Learning
  13. Davinci Learning
  14. English club (education)
  15. Spirit Word
  16. Inspiration TV

OpenView HD Channel Profiles

About Mindset TV

Mindset embraces all things learning:  from complex mathematics to changing a light bulb to how to balance your cheque-book.  With Mindset TV everyone can learn something new, today and every day!   The new Mindset channel is the channel of choice for information, innovation and education. Mindset is Afro-centric and offers mainly locally-produced programming.  Mindset TV is all about connecting to communities.

About Zest TV

Zest TV is a lifestyle choice. It is a celebration of experiences. It is bold, bright and beautiful. Zest TV is a natural choice for all young, vibrant, culturally aware South Africans. Content is eastern inspired and South African curated.  We have taken the best on offer – the drama, the passion, the colour, the vibrancy, the taste – and tailored it for you to enjoy.  Content includes food, soapies, comedy, travel, variety (talk show, music, celebrity gossip) and reality. Our content is in English and Hindi with English subtitles. More than just entertainment, Zest TV is Bollywood through fresh eyes: YOURS.

About eKasi+

eKasi+, a brand new channel from, is the destination of choice for local entertainment that celebrates and inspires authentic township life. The channel features talk shows, dramas, movies, music, gospel, kids entertainment, lifestyle and reality shows.

About eAfrica+

eAfrica+, a brand new channel from, is the destination of choice for free Pan-African entertainment. It showcases original African stories, created by Africans, for Africans. The channel features African music, dramas, news and your favourite Nollywood movies.

About eMovies+

eMovies+, a brand new channel from, is the destination of choice for free movie entertainment. A broad range of movie genres ensures that everybody’s needs are catered for.

 About eToonz+

eToonz+, a brand new channel from, is the destination of choice for free quality kids entertainment – where exciting tales create endless adventures!

About Deen TV

Deen TV is a Lifestyle TV Channel with an Islamic Ethos.  The core focus and mission of Deen TV is to display the tenets of a balanced and moral society within the context of the South African democracy and worldwide.  The channel’s Programming includes a myriad of genres inclusive of News, Actuality, Documentary, Series and Community amongst others.  Programming also includes lighthearted entertainment in the form of cooking and lifestyle shows.  The Islamic content comprises of recitals, lectures, educational programs and much more.

About Da Vinci Learning

Da Vinci Learning is an innovative and unique educational television channel that aims to bring curious minds of all ages together to celebrate the lifelong journey of learning. Reaching millions of viewers around the world, Da Vinci Learning offers a wide array of programmes, all of which meet our high standards for quality, family-friendly content. Curated with the entire family in mind, the Da Vinci Learning channel offers something for everyone. Our philosophy is centered around the idea of seamless learning, the belief that learning is a lifelong journey that hinges on participation, engagement, and, most importantly, fun! Da Vinci Learning … The educational channel for the whole family.”

About English Club TV

English Club TV produces and broadcasts an edutainment channel devoted to English Language learning. A factual channel, presented in an entertaining format accounts for English Club TV’s popularity and rapid expansion since launch date of 2012.

Targeted to Adults and Kids this edutainment channel’s programs are developed by experienced teachers and methodologists using various current techniques and learning methods that are patented.

English speakers, hosts/presenters/ambassadors of our programmes, make every program entertaining, interesting and full of numerous commonly used words and language construction. All the while improving English skills through Early Childhood Learning to Adult Basic Education

About Spirit Word Ministries

Spirit Word Ministries was started in 1985 and has subsequently grown into a pace-setting church. This ministry is reaching out to the whole of South Africa and beyond its borders with Miracles, Signs and Wonders.

The ministry branches out into a healthy growing Television Channel, a Christian School, a Bible School, the Alive for Christ (AFC) student programme and also a lively Youth ministry.

Satellite Parameters

For all satellite enquiries:



Orbital position

5 ° East

Maximum EIRP

51 dBW

DVB spec



Mpeg 4 (H.264)

Symbol rate

27.5 MS/s



Modulation scheme

8PSK (at launch) and QPSK compatible


33 MHz per transponder



Useable bit rate per transponder

59 Mb/s

Satellite receive dish size required


Transponder 1

BSS 7 (Recommended homing transponder)

Downlink Frequency



Vertical up and Horizontal down. Could change later on when transponder becomes available

Transponder 2

BSS 11

Downlink frequency



Vertical up and Horizontal down. Could change later on when transponder becomes available.

Transponder 3

BSS 15

Downlink frequency



Vertical up and Horizontal down

Transponder 4

BSS 19 (Homing transponder)

Downlink frequency



Vertical up and Horizontal down at launch

 Decoder Specifications

Full HD– High Definition compatibility (1080p)

Surround Sound compatibility– Compatible with most Home Theatre Systems via HDMI Cable

16.9 Widescreen compatible

Parental Advisory– Control, filter and monitor access to age appropriate content

Electronic Programme Guide

Input: F-Type RF connectors for Satellite Dish

Output: High Definition (HD) through HDMI 1.3

Output: Standard Definition (SD) through RCA audio/video cable or RF out (PAL / I / B / G.  Adjustable channels 21-69 UHF)

Box Contents

Full HD Digital Decoder

1x Remote control unit

2x Batteries (AAA)

1x Power Supply

1x RCA cable Audio/Video Cable

1x User guide

1x Warranty card

To view High Definition (HD) channels, YOU NEED:

Full HD or HD Ready TV with HDCP compliant HDMI port/s

HDMI Cable

NB: High Definition viewing is only available on programmes broadcast in HD on HD channels.  RCA Audio/Video connection from the OVHD to the TV provides standard definition (SD) viewing only.

High Definition (HD) VS Standard Definition (SD)

High Definition (HD) provides a clearer and higher resolution video image with a better contrast ratio, colour accuracy and colour saturation provides crystal clarity and rich depth of colours… High definition brings your TV viewing experience to life.


Additional Information

A single remote control is able to operate up to two separate decoders.

A single satellite dish can supply a feed to two separate decoders by looping the signal feed and sharing the broadcast transmission.