SATELLITE television has a new kid on the block with 12 channels for South African viewers' pleasure.
The new satellite TV station, OpenView HD, was announced in Johannesburg yesterday, offering the new channels for a once-off installation fee. To be determined by retailers, it will be about R1599, without monthly instalments.
OpenView is managed by Platco Digital, a sister broadcaster of e.tv. Both are owned by Sabido Investments (Pty) Ltd.
Platco Digital managing Maxwell Nonge said one of the main objectives was to provide South Africans with quality content.
OpenView will include the three SABC channels as well as e.tv. The new channels are eKasi+, eAfrica+, eMovies+, Zest TV, ASTV and Deen TV as well as educational channels and channels for children.
Spirit Word Channel and Inspiration TV will serve Christian viewers.
OpenView HD will be available to consumers next month.