The Complete Openview Channels List

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When you get Openview (also known as OV or OVHD), you get lots of TV entertainment options in HD without having to pay for them. But what channels are they going to give you? Here is the complete and updated Openview channels list for all subscribers.

The list gives you the name on one side and the number on the other. So if you already have OVHD installed in your home, you can always use your remote to navigate to a given number to see if the name matches the number displayed.

The first table you’ll find below gives you the Openview TV entertainment offerings you’ll get (for free), while the second table shows the radio stations available.

Tip: Enter a channel name or number in the search bar to jump to available matches.

Openview Channels List

Channel NameChannel Number
OV Default100
SABC 1101
SABC 2102
SABC 3103
E TV104
E Extra105
eMovies Extra107
People’s Weather115
eNews & Sport120
France 24121
SABC Sport124
Glow TV140
SA Music135
Soul Music136

Those are the TV channels available on the Open View channels list. If you own a DStv, you can also get lots of free-to-air channels on your current installation. All you need are the right settings and frequencies and you will get lots of FTA channels to enjoy.

Read this article to learn how to set it up.

Radio Stations on OpenView

Bok Radio601
LM Radio602
GAgasi FM603
Heart FM605
Radio Pulpit607
Kaya FM608
TransAfrica Radio609
Metro FM610
5 FM611
Good Hope FM612
SA FM614
Lotus FM616
Umhlobo Wenene618
Lesedi FM619
Ikwekwezi FM620
Thobela FM621
Munhana Lonene622
Motsweding FM624
Tru FM626
XK FM627
Channel Africa628

OpenView Channels List versus DStv Channels List

There can never be a direct comparison between Openview stations and the ones on DStv. This is primarily because DStv is a PayTV service with premium packages while OV is completely free.

As matter of fact, with OV, the only thing you pay for are the dish, decoder, and an installation fee if you have to hire an installer.

As such, we can only make TV station comparisons between the two in terms of free channels. To do this, we will use a simple table to compare the availability of channels on the two television service providers.

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Availability of Free Channels: DStv versus Openview

TV ChannelOpenviewDStv
SABC 1AvailableAvailable
SABC 2AvailableAvailable
SABC 3AvailableAvailable
Soweto TVNot AvailableAvailable
E TVAvailableAvailable
E ExtraAvailableNot Available
eMoviesAvailableNot Available
eMovies ExtraAvailableNot Available
Bay TVNot AvailableAvailable
1 KZNNot AvailableAvailable
eRealityAvailableNot Available
RewindAvailableNot Available
StarLifeAvailableNot Available
Tshwane TVNot AvailableAvailable
People’s WeatherAvailableNot Available
eNews & SportAvailableNot Available
Cape Town TVNot AvailableAvailable
Gau TVNot AvailableAvailable
Lesotho TVNot AvailableAvailable
France 24AvailableNot Available
DBE TVAvailableNot Available
SABC SportAvailableNot Available
eToonzAvailableNot Available
MindsetAvailableNot Available
Glow TVAvailableNot Available
SA MusicAvailableNot Available
Soul MusicAvailableNot Available
SUPA TVAvailableNot Available

With the information gathered from the comparisons table above, we’ve discovered that there are 21 free TV services on Openview, compared to 11 free TV services on DStv’s cheapest package.

But it doesn’t really matter which satellite TV service you use when it come to free channels. With the right frequency and settings, you can align your dish to get lots of free-to-air channels at no additional cost.


There are no monthly fees on Openview. The things you pay for are the decoder and dish which come at a net cost of R1,499.

Openview Pricing

OVHD DecoderR599
Decoder + DishR1499
OV RemoteR149

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