South Africa - OpenView HD cancelling 4 channels


OpenView HD will cancel four channels as part of its “annual content review”, the company announced. ASTV, Spirit Word, Wild TV Africa, and Ekurhuleni TV will no longer be available on the platform.

“These channels will start to go off air at the end of September through to mid-October,” said the company.

“The decision to terminate the four channels’ contracts came after careful consideration of their performance and the overall OpenView HD strategy going forward,” said Ziyanda Mngomezulu, Channel and Acquisitions Executive.
Decoder availability

OpenView HD Managing Director Patrick Conroy also announced that the company was addressing problems with the availability of its decoders.“Our retail partner, Game, has pumped tens of thousands of boxes into the market with a further 70,000 decoders destined to be in stores next month,” he said.

“Two additional retailers will also be stocking OpenView HD decoders over the festive period, to cope with the high demand we are experiencing.”

OpenView HD added that it will announce a new channel launch in October.
Source: My Broadband 17 August 2016