OpenView uptake disappoints

Bernie

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Didn't even know such a product existed. They need to re-look at their marketing strategy.
 

LCBXX

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R850+ and 18 channels that, well, sux. No wonder.
 

RichardG

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I bought a decoder for R500, majority of the content is terrible. Except on 1 or 2 occasions a good movie will show that's about it. Haven't watched TV in a long time wouldn't know if content improved
 

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Of course it failed, what did they expect.

As a free broadcaster etv should have worked with the sabc. They effectively go after sabc tv watchers so it would make sense to piggyback on the Freevision platform. There's better content free to watch on the openview satellite than on their own platform, lol.

Nonge said there are no plans to offer pay TV satellite.
...and some people bought this crap for that promised paytv.

BTW:The quality of etv on both dstv and starsat is schit, while the sabc signal is improving...go figure.
 
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R850+ and 18 channels that, well, sux. No wonder.

Just in case someone wanders in here and wonders: that's a once-off cost. You pay for the decoder, dish, and installation and then there's no monthly subscription or anything.

...and some people bought this crap for that promised paytv.

Not sure if you're thinking of the right service... there was never a promise of pay TV on OpenView. They've constantly been trying to reassure people that OpenView HD would never become a subscription service.
 

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Not sure if you're thinking of the right service... there was never a promise of pay TV on OpenView. They've constantly been trying to reassure people that OpenView HD would never become a subscription service.

Speaking to rumours that Platco would launch a pay TV or satellite broadband service, Nonge said that both are possible on the platform they are building.

However, he added that they are trying to emphasise that OpenView HD will remain a brand representing subscription-free services.

There will never be a day where OpenView will suddenly will have a subscription component to it, Nonge said.

He said that such services might use the OpenView box, pointing out that their minimum decoder specification includes a USB port.

However, any subscription service Platco launches in future will not bear the OpenView name, Nonge emphasised.

Asked for more information on their future broadband and pay TV plans, Nonge said that they “aren’t there yet”. Their focus right now is on successfully launching OpenView HD, he said.
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Not a promise i must admit.

I have also seen similar hinting on their fb page in the past.
 

Raphael123

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Not unexpected when you don't have good content on your package. Same holds for Starsat.
 

kianm

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Marketing marketing, they need to push it more. I think it's a good offering for those who are fine with local content
 
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