Advanced Television


Openview extends ties with Nagra

Nagra, a Kudelski Group company and independent provider of content protection and media and entertainment solutions, has announced that Openview, the South African independent and free-to-air television service, has extended its relationship with Nagra to secure Ultraview, its new pay-TV offering. “Nagra has played an instrumental role as a trusted partner in evolving our business […]

April 21, 2023

South Africa: eMedia launches Ultraview

South Africa’s eMedia, which owns the Openview free-to-air broadcasting bundle, has launched a satellite-based pay-TV bouquet called Ultraview in the country. The new service from eMedia – which transmits the popular channel – is seen as a direct competitor to MultiChoice’s DStv pay-bouquet. “Ultraview enables viewers to see additional bouquets of content for a […]

March 6, 2023By Chris Forrester

BBC UKTV to launch in South Africa

BBC Studios is partnering with free-to-view satellite television provider in South Africa, Openview, to launch multi-genre channel, BBC UKTV (channel 114). The BBC’s first free-to-view channel in South Africa will launch on its 100th birthday, October 18th, and offer a variety of entertainment, natural history series, soaps and children’s shows from BBC Studios’ catalogue. Scheduled […]

September 29, 2022

S Africa: Digital roll-out problems

eMedia Holdings, which owns the popular channels and Openview services in South Africa, is taking the government to court over declaring March 2022 closure of all analogue TV services. Indeed, the nation’s communications minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni has ordered that analogue TV end their broadcasts by January 31st. eMedia has filed papers with South Africa’s […]

October 7, 2021By Chris Forrester

SABC reaches carriage deal with Openview

South Africa’s public broadcaster SABC has struck a carriage deal with commercial operator eMedia which operates the Openview free-to-air satellite service. The agreement will see SABC supply six TV channels to Openview. The channels include its mainstream SABC 1, 2 and 3 transmissions as well as three new channels. One of the new channels will […]

March 26, 2021By Chris Forrester