How To Add Channels On Openview

Welcome to our guide on adding channels to your Openview decoder. Openview is a free-to-air satellite service available in South Africa, offering a range of local and international channels. Adding new channels can enhance your viewing experience and here's how you can do it.

  1. Step 1: Check Satellite Signal
  2. Step 2: Accessing the Installation Menu
  3. Step 3: Manual Channel Search
    1. Quick Tip:
  4. Step 4: Organize Your Channels
  5. Step 5: Lock Your Channels

Step 1: Check Satellite Signal

Firstly, make sure your Openview decoder is switched on and connected to a satellite dish. Check that the dish is correctly installed and aligned to receive a signal. Go to the ‘settings’ menu on your decoder and select ‘installation’. From there, select ‘satellite signal’ to check that the strength and quality of the signal are good.

Step 2: Accessing the Installation Menu

Once you've checked the signal, go back to the ‘installation’ screen and select ‘home network’. Select ‘network 2 settings’ and key in the following details:

  • Frequency: 12722
  • Symbol Rate: 26657
  • FEC: 1/2
  • Polarisation: Vertical

Press ‘scan’ to search for channels on the selected parameters. The decoder will add any new channels found during the scan automatically.

If you have specific channels you want to add, you can perform a manual search. To do this, access the ‘installation’ menu and select ‘manual search’. Enter the parameters for the frequency, symbol rate, FEC, and polarisation of the satellite you want to search. After pressing scan, the decoder will display a list of channels that match the search criteria. Use the on-screen arrow buttons to select the channel you want to add and press ‘OK’ to save it to your channel list.

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Quick Tip:

If you want to add new channels, make sure you perform a manual search regularly. This ensures you always have the latest channels available.

Step 4: Organize Your Channels

Once you've added new channels to your decoder, you can organize them into your preferred order. To do this, access the ‘settings’ menu and select ‘favourite lists.’ From there, you can create new lists, delete existing lists, or rename them. Add the channels you want to each list, grouping them according to your preferences. You can re-order the channels within each list by using the ‘move’ function.

Step 5: Lock Your Channels

If you don't want other people accessing certain channels, you can lock them. Go to the ‘settings’ menu and select ‘parental control’. You can select the channels you want to lock and set a password required for access. This step ensures that only authorized people can view the channels.


Adding channels to your Openview decoder is an easy process that can be done in just a few steps. Whether you're looking for local news, sports, or international shows, you can find them on Openview. Remember to perform manual scans regularly and organize your channels to suit your preferences. Happy viewing!

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