Showing posts with label Openview. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Openview. Show all posts

Friday, 9 August 2019

Openview To Broadcast The English Premiere League In South Africa On Its Newly Established "News And Sports" Channel

Openview has expanded its content offering to include sports with the introduction of live English Premier League matches.

The free satellite service provider will broadcast the Premier League on its newly established NewsandSports channel.
The first live match will be broadcast on Saturday 10 August and coverage will run until the end of the football season.

Openview will broadcast one live match every week, which will include one of the top six Premier League clubs – Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City, or Tottenham Hotspur
Together with the live matches, eMedia Investments – the owner of, eNCA and Openview – has acquired the rights to schedule other football-related magazine programmes that are produced by the Premier League.

“This is a momentous addition for us, and for the free-to-air television-watching public,” said COO of eMedia Investments, Antonio Lee.

“A leading brand of sport continues in the free-to-air domain and we, at OpenView, are excited to host it.”

Lee added that “eMedia will add its very own touch to this broadcast, and hopefully in time, will be able to add more sports offerings on to our bouquet.”

eMedia News Channels Undergo Exciting Brand Refresh

South African media group eMedia Investments is relaunching its free-to-air news offerings. From Monday 5 August 2019, eNews 8PM and the satellite tv platform's OpenNews, will be repositioning and merging under the banner called News.

Openview viewers can watch News from 4:00PM-7:30PM Monday to Friday on Channel 120, while our viewers can catchup on their latest news at 1:00PM and 8.00PM Weekdays.

Speaking ahead of the channel's brand refresh, OpenNews Managing Director Nisa Allie said, "2019 marks the 21st anniversary of being South Africa's independent, commercial, free-to-air tv station and we are delighted about OpenNews becoming news. The decision comes from our desire to be more closely aligned to the brand. We were born of and its commitment to provide free, reliable, independent news." expressed Nisa

"Good Journalism and the desire to tell South Africa's story is at the heart of news and we are really excited to bring seasoned journalist, Annika Larsen onboard. She is a trusted value and a familiar face to the audience." Allie concluded.

The lineup will also bring Naledi Maleo and Kokesto Sachane.

OpenNews was launched on the Openview platform in late 2018.

For additional information on available channels, follow the official news social media pages:
Twitter: @etvnewsSA
Facebook: etvnewsSA
For more enquiries please contact Lerato Maboi at

Friday, 2 August 2019

Important Notice: Kwesé Free Sports No Longer On Openview

Ziyanda Mngomezulu, Openview's head of
channel acquisitions, in the statement
says that "Providing our audience with a
sports channel was a significant achievement for us on the platform channel offerings. The dissolution of the Kwesè Free Sports channel has been a tremendous loss, not only for us as Openview, but most importantly, for the audiences that we serve".

Openview says it will no longer be carrying Econet's Kwesé Free Sports on its satellite TV -platform.

Thursday, 2 May 2019's Openview Drops 2 More Channels

OpenView has announced that it will be cancelling sports channel Trace Sports Stars as well as Afrikaans religious channel KruisKyk.

KruisKyk, which aired on channel 151, is being removed from the broadcaster’s catalog today, while Trace Sports Stars – which is found on channel 116 – will run until Tuesday 14 May.

“The decision to let go of both the KruisKyk and Trace Sports Stars channels from OpenView has been a challenging one,” said GM of group content services Ziyanda Mngomezulu.

OpenView said that since its inception in the South African market in 2013, it has invested extensively into the satellite platform and the bouquet strategies, which have been adapted and reshaped in response to market dynamics.

Friday, 29 March 2019

Entertainment Upgraded!

From Monday, 1 April, eExtra viewers will enjoy a revamped schedule with their favourite eBella telenovela titles moving to the channel to create a weekday guilty pleasure afternoon block. This will be followed by a serving of some court drama, the Afrikaans and viewer favourite ‘KuierTyd’, and other riveting local and international series.

This merger of the two channels will give our audiences the best of both with a 24-hour entertainment offering. “eBella built a loyal following over the last year and gave us the opportunity to showcase and test new content that celebrates the lives of women around the world,” says MD of channels Marlon Davids. “Following the success of eBella, we are excited to incorporate our viewers’ most-loved telenovelas and series into our main schedule on eExtra. This move gives us the opportunity to provide eExtra viewers with a bigger and bolder content offering throughout the day, with all their favourite shows in one place.”

The daytime lineup will see fan favourites like Fatmagul, The Girl Named Feriha, Caribbean Flower and Naagin, to name a few, featured alongside many of the best telenovelas from Latin America, India and Turkey.

The channel will bring audiences more courtroom reality with a new series, Hot Bench. ‘KuierTyd’ will also be extended to include Die Wiel Draai and another hit local Afrikaans drama series, Vallei Van Sluiers on Sundays.

eExtra will still feature award-winning local dramas, like Umlilo and Traffic, international series’, comedies and more. eExtra is available on Openview (channel 105) and DStv (channel 195).

Why is eBella ending?
We are moving your favourite eBella shows to eExtra to provide you with a bigger and bolder content offering throughout the day. You can now enjoy all your favourite shows in one place. eExtra will now air 24 hours a day with a revamped schedule.

What is happening to all my favourite eBella shows?
Many of your favourite eBella telenovelas and drama series will continue on eExtra. These include Fatmagul, The Girl Named Feriha, Caribbean Flower and Naagin. eExtra will also continue to bring you the best telenovelas from around the world as well m as other quality local and international content.

What about KuierTyd?
eExtra’s popular Afrikaans slot ‘KuierTyd’ is staying put. In addition to brand new episodes of Bittersoet (weekdays at 7pm) and Nuusdag Om 8 (daily at 8pm), you can also enjoy Die Wiel Draai (every Wednesday to Friday at 8.30pm), and Vallei Van Sluiers (Sundays at 7pm). Nuusdag Perspektief now airs every Sunday evening at 8.30pm, delving deeper into the week’s top news stories and current affairs.

What else is new on eExtra?
eExtra boasts some of the best local and international television series. The channel offers back-to-back telenovelas. A brand new Afrikaans-dubbed Turkish drama will launch in the next few months and fans of Gebroke Harte will see their favourite characters return for a second season which starts in July. 
Court Hour has also been improved and now features 3 court shows back to back.

Where can I view the eExtra TV guide?
You view the eExtra TV guide on your Openview or DStv decoder, or by visiting

Where can I watch eExtra?
eExtra is available on DStv channel 195 or Openview channel 105.