e.tv is South Africa’s first and only private commercial free-to-air television channel. Launched in 1998, it broadcasts to over 80% of the South African population. The channel has established itself as a strong independent entertainment and current affairs television channel. The channel has consistently exceeded its local production licence obligations of 45%. e.tv has also become well known for its range of international content. Realising that South African audiences want to enjoy the best blockbusters, the channel often fills certain prime time slots with Hollywood films.
eSat.tv (branded eNCA) supplies television, mobile and online news to various channels in South Africa, including the 24-hour eNCA channel, currently available on DStv. The company provides live news bulletins to viewers each night on e.tv in English, on eKasi+ in Zulu (available on OpenView HD) and on kykNET through eNuus in Afrikaans (available on DStv).
Platco Digital is a free DTH satellite television platform company. Their main objective is to provide multi-channel carriage to broadcasters in South Africa. They offer the opportunity to broadcast both standard and high definition television channels. Through their OpenView HD platform, launched in October 2013, Platco offers 100% signal coverage across sub-Saharan Africa, meaning that all South Africans can access free, quality television.
Open News is a South African news channel that gives viewers up-to-date news based on the day’s top trending stories. Driven by social media, the anchors weigh in on the issues, sharing their opinions on topical issues. The channel is available exclusively on the Openview platform and through a mobile app.
YFM is the Group’s only radio asset. The station broadcasts on FM 99.2 frequency in the Gauteng region, in accordance with the terms and conditions imposed by its licence, and it is predominantly skewed towards a youth audience.