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Enjoy local and international shows, including - Series, blockbuster Movies, Kids' entertainment & Learning, Culture & Lifestyle, Sports, News and Reality. Plus you to keep your favourite SABC channels and e.tv in HD.

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The greatest stories, right here on Openview in HD

Catch all the greatest moments, action, stars and stories…
Right here on e.tv in HD on Openview, Channel 104

Find e.tv on Channel 104

Tune in to Die Wiel Draai on eExtra

Do you like a good telenovela? Enjoy the drama of Die Wiel Draai - a gripping Turkish telenovela that is dubbed in Afrikaans…

After a confrontation between a millionaire heiress, Pinar and her husband, Kursat, turns violent, Kursat and his new lover, Canan, desperately attempt to cover their tracks. They decided to stage an accident to get rid of Pinar.
In a fortunate turn of events, Pinaar is saved by Yusif, a fisherman whose brother saw the incident. Being betrayed and torn apart from her daughter, Pinar plots revenge on her husband.

Don’t miss an episode of this mind-blowing Drama

eExtra, Channel 105
Wednesday – Friday at 20:30PM

eToonz, the happiest place on TV

Tune in everyday and catch these new shows…

eToonz, Channel 130

Dance +4, new on Star Life

Dance + 4 is a free-flowing dance show where contestants will be judged based on their performance, and you don't want to miss a single beat!
Championed by master choreographer Remo D’souza who along with mentors Dharmesh, Shakti and Puneet, have yet again set out to find the country’s most original and unique dancing talent.

Star Life, Channel 110
Saturday – Sunday at 21:00PM

Alvin and the Chipmunks & Rio Movie Fest

Saturday night is family time with family movies on e.tv

On e.tv, Channel 104
Saturdays at 7:30PM

What to look forward to on eMovies

Catch all of this and much more…

On eMovies, Channel 106

All that you want and more on eMovies Extra

Be entertained with these Blockbuster movies showing this month…

On eMovies Extra, Channel 107

Sports Woman, premiers on TRACE Sports Stars

This March TRACE Sport Stars says, “Let’s hear it for the girls” as we celebrate the women sport stars we all admire.
We’re premiering a new series this March, Sports Woman, as we salute the greatest females in their field, whether that’s on the court with Simona Halep, on the green with Moriya Jutanugarn or in the ring with Angela Lee. Get inspired by these icons of their game with us this month.

TRACE Sports Stars, Channel 116
Fridays at 20:45PM

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104eHD
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108eReality
109eBella
110Star Life
115Kwese Free Sport
116Trace Sports Stars
120Open News
121BBC World News
130eToonz
134DBE Mindset
135DaVinci Learning
140Glow TV
151Kruiskyk

About Open PVR

Openview is proud to present its exclusive PVR (personal video recorder) capabilities with Open PVR, a first for the platform. Openview subscribers with the latest decoder models can now enjoy premium features on Openview with the innovative Open PVR capabilities.

Open PVR gives Openview viewers the chance to take total control of their television viewing. Viewers can now record their favourite shows and content, without being restricted to watching it at a specific time. Open PVR allows viewers to schedule recordings across a range of channels, through easy to use functionality, as well as pause live television for up to 15 minutes. Viewers will also be able to record one channel while watching another channel, making sure they don’t miss out on any of the action on their television screens.

Open PVR is an easy to use functional USB stick that can be inserted into the NA9200 Openview decoder model. Once installed, viewers can sit back and schedule all their recordings throughout the day. The Open PVR USB sticks are available in two sizes: 32GB, which can record up to 8 hours of HD content, and 64GB, which can record up to 18 hours HD content. If viewers miss a moment of their recorded content, they can rewind immediately to catch up.

Open PVR is compatible with the NA9200 Openview decoder, and available at PEP and Dion Wired stores across South Africa. The DSD4165 Openview model capabilities will be available soon. More information will be announced in due course.

Installing Open PVR:

Follow these easy steps to install your Open PVR

1. Insert your Open PVR USB stick into the USB port at the back of your Open PVR-enabled Openview set-top box.

2. Once your set-top box is back on a prompt screen will appear. Select ‘OK’ to activate your Open PVR.

Using Open PVR:

To record a programme:

1. Press the ‘GUIDE’ button on your Openview remote to display the programme guide.
2. Select the programme you would like to record and press the ‘RECORD’ button on your Openview remote to schedule the recording. A screen will pop up.
3. Select record and press ‘OK’ to confirm your recording.

To watch a recorded programme:

1. Press the ‘OPT’ or ‘PVR’ button, depending on your Openview remote control, to view your recordings.
2. Select the programme you would like to play and enjoy.

To pause live TV press the ‘PAUSE’ button on your remote control. You can pause live TV for up to 15 minutes with the 32GB Open PVR USB stick and 30 minutes with the 64GB Open PVR USB stick.

PLEASE NOTE:

PVR functionality is not available on SABC1, SABC2 or SABC3.
You should only insert an authentic Open PVR USB stick into your Openview set-top box. Any other USB sticks will not function.

For further help WhatsApp 082 966 6429 or call the Openview Call Centre 0861 696 843.

Products

Decoder Only

If you already have an existing working dish connected to IS-20 satellite (satellite dish pointing North East), you just need to buy the decoder. Purchase your Openview decoder from R499 (excludes dish and installation) from one of the below listed leading retailers nationwide. You will have access to over 20 TV and radio channels, an 8-day electronic programme guide (EPG), crystal clear picture quality and improved stereo sound, with some channels in HD.

Satellite Dish & Decoder

If you need a new dish - purchase your Openview decoder with an installation voucher (includes satellite dish and installation) from R1299 at one of these leading retailers: Dion Wired, Checkers Hyper and Game. Or contact an accredited installer in your area to book an installation. You will pay an installer around R900 for a dish and installation (excludes decoder).

Open PVR

Now you can record your favourite TV shows with Open PVR.
Buy your Open PVR stick at one of these leading retailers - PEP, Pick n Pay Hyper, Dion Wired, Checkers Hyper, OK Furniture, House & Home and Makro - at the launch price of R199 for a 32Gb USB and R299 for a 64Gb USB.
* Only compatible with latest decoder models (NA900 and DSD4165). Ask in store.

Open PVR

Decoder features:

Record 8 hours (32GB)/18 hours (64GB) of HD content.Schedule recordings ahead of time using the TV Guide.Watch one TV programme while you record another. Pause live TV programming for up to 15 minutes. Rewind paused or recorded content. Fast forward paused or recorded content.

Openview is proud to present its exclusive PVR (personal video recorder) capabilities with Open PVR. Openview subscribers with the latest decoder models can now enjoy premium features on Openview with the innovative Open PVR capabilities.

Open PVR gives Openview viewers the chance to take total control of their television viewing. Viewers can now record their favourite shows and content, without being restricted to watching it at a specific time.

Open PVR is an easy to use functional USB stick that can be inserted into the Openview decoder. Once installed, viewers can sit back and schedule all their recordings throughout the day. The Open PVR USB sticks are available in two sizes: 32GB, which can record up to 8 hours of HD content, and 64GB, which can record up to 18 hours HD content.

Open PVR is compatible with the NA9200 and DSD4165 Openview decoder models.

*PVR capabilities excludes SABC channels on the Openview
platform.

Satellite Dish & Decoder

Openview is compatible with IS-20 satellite only (satellite dish pointing North East).
If you need a new dish, book an accredited installer to install your satellite dish and activate your decoder. OR If you have purchased your decoder with an installation voucher (includes dish and installation), all details are included on the voucher inside the box for you to book an installation.

*Recommended dish size in RSA is 85cm.

Decoder features:

Remote Control Unit (RCU) included12V External Power Supply Unit 8-day electronic programme guide (EPG)Crystal clear picture qualityParental advisory control*High Definition (HD) compatiblePersonal video recorder (PVR) compatible
*Some channels in HD

Decoder only

Decoder features:

Remote Control Unit (RCU) included12V External Power Supply Unit 8-day electronic programme guide (EPG)Crystal clear picture qualityParental advisory control*High Definition (HD) compatiblePersonal video recorder (PVR) compatible
*Some channels in HD

If you already have an existing working dish connected to IS-20 satellite (satellite dish pointing North East), you just need to buy the decoder.
To start viewing, connect your decoder to your satellite dish and follow some easy activation instructions on the box using your mobile phone.
If you need a new dish or your dish needs repositioning, book an accredited installer to install your dish and activate your decoder.

Please note that even though DStv and Openview use the same IS20 Satellite, they use different transponders/frequencies. To receive the Openview signal the dish needs to be turned to 68.5 degrees in a north-easterly direction.

*Recommended dish size in RSA is 85cm.

Connecting

If you already have a satellite dish and would like to install and activate your decoder, please follow the following steps:

1. To connect your decoder to the satellite dish, you will need to connect the LNB cable from your satellite dish to the LNB IN, RF IN or DISH IN slot at the back of your decoder.

2. There are three ways to connect your decoder to your TV, depending on your TV and decoder: you can use an RCA cable, an AV composite cable OR an HDMI cable.

RCA Cable
If you are using an RCA cable connect the cables to the back of your decoder – matching the colours of the jacks to the colours of the ports (red to red, white to white and yellow to yellow). Then, connect the other end of the cable to your TV. Make sure you are plugging them into the ports that are marked INPUT. Again, match the colours of the jacks to the colour of the ports (red to red, white to white and yellow to yellow). If your TV does not have coloured ports, then plug the jacks in accordingly: yellow into VIDEO IN, white into AUDIO IN (L) and red into AUDIO IN (R) – if available.

AV Composite Cable
If you are using an AV composite cable, plug the single jack into the back of your decoder. Then, connect the other end of the cable to your TV. Make sure you are plugging them into the ports that are marked INPUT. Match the colours of the jacks to the colour of the ports (red to red, white to white and yellow to yellow). If your TV does not have coloured ports, then plug the jacks in accordingly: yellow into VIDEO IN, white into AUDIO IN (L) and red into AUDIO IN (R) – if available.

HDMI Cable
If you are using an HDMI cable, then plug it into the HDMI port on the back of your decoder and then plug the other end into an HDMI port on your TV.

You will then need to switch to the relevant HDMI or AV channel on your television.

3. To power your decoder, you will need to connect the power cable to the decoder and connect it to a power source. Your decoder should then switch on and start scanning.

4. Once scanning is complete you will see channel 100.

Your decoder is now ready to be activated.

For further help with your installation WhatsApp 082 966 6429 or call the Openview Call Centre 0861 696 843.

Activating

Once your decoder has been installed and completed scanning you will need to activate it.

1. Press the ‘HELP’ button on your Openview remote control to display the help screen.

2. Your STB number will then be displayed on the help screen. Please write this number down.

3. Press ‘EXIT’ on your remote control to return to channel 100.

4. Dial the number on the bottom right-hand corner of your screen using a cell phone and follow the prompts. Use your STB number to complete your decoder activation.

5. Your decoder may reboot and update its software during the activation. Please allow a few minutes for this.

6. Once your decoder has been activated, you can use the ‘P+’ and ‘P-‘ or ‘P↑’ and ‘P↓’ buttons on your remote control to change channels.

Please do not attempt to activate your decoder if you have already attempted to activate it before. It may take up to an hour to view your Openview channels once the decoder has been activated.

For further help with your activation WhatsApp 082 966 6429 or call the Openview Call Centre 0861 696 843.

Support

The following errors can be cleared by following the easy steps below:

NO SECURE DEVICE
20 - CHANNELS NOT SUBSCRIBED
200 – CHANNELS NOT ACTIVATED
ERROR E04

If you receive any of these onscreen notifications you will need to reactivate your decoder:

1. Press the ‘HELP’ button on your Openview remote control to display the help screen.

2. Your STB number will then be displayed on the help screen. Please write this number down.

3. Press ‘EXIT’ on your remote control to return to channel 100.

4. Dial the number on the bottom right-hand corner of your screen using a cell phone and follow the prompts. Use your STB number to complete your decoder activation.

5. Your decoder may reboot and update its software during the activation. Please allow a few minutes for this.

6. Once your decoder has been activated, you can use the ‘P+’ and ‘P-‘ or ‘P↑’ and ‘P↓’ buttons on your remote control to change channels.


NO SATELLITE FOUND AUTOMATICALLY
NO CHANNELS

If you receive any of these onscreen notifications you will need to follow these step to restore your signal.

1. Disconnect the power and LNB (Dish) cables that are connected to your Openview decoder.

2. Once both cables have been removed from the decoder, reinsert the LNB cable first, followed by the power supply cable and wait for the decoder to reboot automatically.

3. When the decoder has restarted, check to see whether there are any visuals appearing on the screen.

If all your channels have been restored you can now enjoy your Openview viewing.

If you can only see channel 100 you will need to reactivate your decoder:
Press the ‘HELP’ button on your Openview remote control to display the help screen.
Your STB number will then be displayed on the help screen. Please write this number down.
Dial the number on the bottom right-hand corner of your screen using a cell phone and follow the prompts. Use your STB number to complete your decoder activation.
Your decoder may reboot and update its software during the activation. Please allow a few minutes for this.

If you have no channels, press the HELP button on your Openview remote to check your signal strength and quality levels. These levels can be found at the bottom of the help screen.

The strength and quality levels need to be above 85% in order for you to enjoy uninterrupted viewing. If the signal strength and quality still appear as 0%, then follow the steps on page 16 or 18 of your decoder’s user manual to do a factory reset so the device can be reset to its original settings. (This step is not necessary for brand new decoders, as they will still be on the factory settings).

DISH INSTALLATION PROBLEMS?

Even though DStv and Openview use the same IS20 Satellite, they use different transponders/frequencies. To receive the Openview signal the dish needs to be turned to 68.5 degrees in a northeasterly direction. An installer may need to reposition your dish. Please note installers operate independently and charge extra for their services.


BAD WEATHER?

When it rains in the uplink or downlink regions, there may be signal problems due to a phenomenon called rain fade. This is when the signal is being absorbed by moisture in the air. In this instance, viewers who have lost their Openview signal are advised wait for a day or two before contacting an installer. Please note installers operate independently and charge extra for their services.

For further help WhatsApp 082 966 6429 or call the Openview Call Centre 0861 696 843.

Installations

Sorry! This page is currently under construction.

You can also book an installer through one of the following Openview distributors:

Space TV – 0861 404 142
Switch – 0860 794 824
SOS Lifestyle – 0861 11 34 26
Ellies – 0861 355 437

Or contact our call centre on 0861 69 6843 to assist with locating an installer in your area.