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 Name||Channel Number|
|eNews & Sport||120|
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
|Good Hope FM||612|
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
|Soweto TV||Not Available||Available|
|E Extra||Available||Not Available|
|eMovies Extra||Available||Not Available|
|Bay TV||Not Available||Available|
|1 KZN||Not Available||Available|
|Tshwane TV||Not Available||Available|
|People’s Weather||Available||Not Available|
|eNews & Sport||Available||Not Available|
|Cape Town TV||Not Available||Available|
|Gau TV||Not Available||Available|
|Lesotho TV||Not Available||Available|
|France 24||Available||Not Available|
|DBE TV||Available||Not Available|
|SABC Sport||Available||Not Available|
|Glow TV||Available||Not Available|
|SA Music||Available||Not Available|
|Soul Music||Available||Not Available|
|SUPA TV||Available||Not 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.
|Decoder + Dish||R1499|