Archive for the ‘FTA’ Category
OpenView HD comes to South Africa
Monday, October 14th, 2013

Platco Digital, a sister-company to the wildly popular etv, will begin broadcast of a free satellite TV service tomorrow 15th October 2013. The new service, essentially a bundle of free channels is known as OpenView HD. OpenView HD will be starting with the following 16 TV channels: Entertainment: SABC 1, SABC 2, SABC 3, e.TV, eKasi+, eAfrica+, eMovies+, Glow TV Culture and Lifestyle: ASTV, Deen TV Children and Education: eToons+, ...  [Read more]

How to install Multi TV in Lagos Nigeria
Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

I got the following question from a reader of this blog via email, and choose to answer publicly so as to assist others in need of the same information: Please do you have anybody or office in Lagos that I can get Multi TV dish and decoder, and the Technician that can install it for me. Or any dealer in Lagos, plz help. Considering Multi TV is a Ghanaian operation, I am not aware of any officially accredited installers in Nigeria. Since Multi ...  [Read more]

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

I got the following question from a reader on my personal blog: hello, i've moved location and now my Multi-TV does not work anymore. when i scan, i see the channels displayed but no signal. No channels is working, what do i do. the default satellite in on Intelsat 12...HELP I assume you are still in Ghana. Your satellite dish is not aligned properly and that explains why your satellite receiver cannot detect the signals. Get an accredited ...  [Read more]

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

MPEG4 is basically a newer/better version of MPEG2. It allows better video signal compression and thus offers clear audio/video. Can my MPEG4-compatible receiver decode MPEG2 channels? Yes. MPEG4 technology is backward-compatible. MPEG4 receivers should be able to handle MPEG2 channels/content easily. However, MPEG2-only receivers cannot decode MPEG4 channels. Can I upgrade my MPEG2 receiver's firmware so it can handle MPEG4 channels? No ...  [Read more]

What is Free-to-Air (FTA)?
Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

Free to air is an expression used to describe both television and radio broadcasts that are not encrypted. This enables anyone; With a satellite dish to pick up these TV programs without subscribing to a cable or satellite company. With an ordinary radio to pickup and listen to radio programs. When first radio and then television began, virtually all programs on the networks were free to air and could be listened to or viewed by anyone in ...  [Read more]

How to view free-to-air channels on DSTV decoder DSD1110 in Southern Africa
Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

A common question is asked: Is there any way I can get free-to-air channels on my DSD1110 decoder so I can get free satellite TV, movie, series? Answer: Yes, you can.  There are a couple of free DSTV channels that you can get on your decoder, if you know how to set them up, continue reading. Procedure (Method) Press the MENU button on the remote. The following will be displayed (on the TV): MAIN MENU 1 Information Control 2 Parental ...  [Read more]

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

Welcome to FTAfrica! This first post on this new website offers an introduction into what this website would be about. Focus This website would be mainly focused on residents of Africa who want to enjoy the very best in radio and TV broadcasting using today's technologies. Content might occasionally focus outside Africa where it is necessary to do so. Why? This website exists to serve useful information about satellite radio and satellite ...  [Read more]