OpenView HD comes to South Africa

OpenView HD

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, […]

How to install Multi TV in Lagos Nigeria

MultiTV Ghana

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 […]

I have moved to a new location and my satellite service has stopped working

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 […]

What is the difference between MPEG4 and MPEG2?

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 […]

What is Free-to-Air (FTA)?

A free-to-air receiver

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 […]

How to view free-to-air channels on DSTV decoder DSD1110 in Southern Africa

MultiChoice DSD 1110 decoder

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 […]

Welcome to FTAfrica!

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 […]