OpenView HD’s big push to 1,000,000 activations

OpenView HD is currently running a promotion, giving away R5,000 each day until it reaches 1,000,000 homes.

The subscription-free satellite TV service said it is currently sitting at just over 977,000 set-top box activations.

In May, OpenView said it had passed 825,000 activations – a growth of 112% on the number of activations from the previous year.

Reaching 1 million

OpenView HD launched in October 2013, offering a “free forever” satellite TV service where you only pay the once-off cost of a decoder.

At launch, its cheapest decoders had a recommended retail price of R999. Including the dish and installation, the once-off cost came to between R1,499 and R1,699.

New decoders are now priced from R399.

A timeline of OpenView HD’s subscriber growth is detailed below.

  • October 2013 – Launch
  • July 2014 – 37,606 households
  • August 2015 – 200,000 activations
  • February 2016 – 350,000 activations
  • May 2016 – 388,812 activations
  • May 2017 – 825,000 activations

To enter OpenView HD’s million activation competition, you need to buy a new decoder and text the STB number on the back to 33103.

This makes you eligible for the R5,000 daily prize. If you are the millionth customer, you can win a new car.

The terms and conditions of the competition are on the OpenView website, and winners are announced on its Facebook page.

OpenView HD said it plans to expand its channel offering in the future, having just added BBC World News to the platform.

“Viewers can look forward to a wider variety of entertainment for the whole family – with a mix of international and local content, our 24-hour movie channels, the best animated children’s content, and more.”

Now read: Why e.tv launched four channels on DStv that were exclusive to OpenView HD

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