South Africas free-to-air satellite platform, OpenView HD, welcomes BBC World News
to its bouquet. The channel will go live at midday on Monday 4 September 2017. With
the platform on the verge of reaching 1 million homes, the addition of a dedicated
news channel sees OpenView HD continuing to grow its premium content offering and
satisfy the demands of its diverse and engaged audience.
BBC World News, which will be available on OpenView HD Channel 112, is the leader
in global breaking news. With journalists in more countries than any other
international news broadcaster, the channel brings the worlds biggest stories to life,
broadcasting to more than 433 million households globally, in over 200 countries and
territories worldwide. BBC World News offers its audiences impartial and in-depth
analysis of the news that matters most around the globe, from a channel they can
The addition of a news channel speaks to the needs of our growing audience and we
believe it will position OpenView HD as South Africas digital platform of choice, says
OpenView HD general manager of channel acquisitions, Ziyanda Mngomezulu.
BBC World News reputation for global breaking news is a huge drawcard for us and
were delighted to be able to offer our viewers a window to the world of quality and
integrity, says Mngomezulu.