Major Blow To OpenView Users Outside South Africa
11 August 2021

By A Correspondent| Popular free-to-air satellite TV provider OpenView which offers a range of channels like eTV, SABC, France 24 and more has announced plans to block its decoders currently being used outside South Africa saying it does not have license to do so.

In an interview with a local online media outlet, OpenView said it is not authorized to offer services to Zimbabwe and other countries.

“Currently Openview has a license to only operate in South Africa. Meaning, we are not authorized to extend our service outside the borders of the Republic of South Africa. We are hoping to expand to other African countries at a later stage, but at this point we are more focused on growing our South African Viewership.  For now we have taken a decision to block decoders being used outside our legal jurisdiction,” said OpenView.