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The Vivid Satellite Digital Decoder is an alternative platform to other digital satellite decoders in the market. The channels o­n the Vivid Decoder are encrypted and a Smart Card is required to view these channels. The difference, however, is that there is currently no monthly subscription required to view and listen to the channels available.

Originally designed to receive video and audio signals encoded in the MPEG format (Video- MPEG-2, Audio - MPEG 1 & 2 Layer II, a.k.a. musicam), and thanks to the fact that it contains a CPU, the decoder can be used to perform other functions as well, besides watching TV or listening to a radio channel.

To enable other multimedia applications to run o­n the decoder, it contains a layer of software called Middleware (in this case supplied by OpenTV - version EN2).
Visit  http://www.opentv.com for more information.

The decoder is equipped with decryption hardware and software to make it possible to provide ‘conditional access’ to certain channels. The encryption system in use is provided by NagraVision.

At the moment all information displayed/processed by the decoder comes from the data stream received via satellite. The decoder is equipped with a modem-port, which can make it possible to access other content via a dialup connection as well as provide access to data services and multimedia.

Finally, the Vivid Smart Card is linked to o­ne specific Vivid Decoder and will not work in any other Vivid Decoder, improving encryption options and security.

 

Satellite Coverage

Sentech is currently broadcasting o­n Vivid via two satellites, namely Panamsat PAS 7 and PAS10. The following channels are available:* SA o­nly

Free to Air TV Channels:

  • SABC News International
  • CNBC Africa
  • Emmanuel TV
  • God TV
  • Itv
  • Spirit Word
  • Maranatha TV
  • Kruiskyk
  • Eziekiel TV
  • Frans 24
  • Hope
  • Christian Television
  • Love World


Free Access TV Channels:

  • SABC1
  • SABC2
  • SABC3
  • E.TV


Free to Air Radio Channels

RSG LIGWALAGWALA
SA FM IKWEKWEZI FM
CLASSIC FM 5 FM
UKHOZI FM MOTSWEDING FM
RADIO METRO RADIO GOOD HOPE
RADIO LOTUS RADIO 2000
TRANS WORLD RADIO TRANS AFRICA RADIO
SATELLITE ISLAM THOBELA FM
IMPACT RADIO RADIO PRETORIA
WENENE LESEDI FM
DW RADIO RADIO PULPIT / RADIO KANSEL
CHANNEL AFRICA YFM
MUNGHANA LONENE UMHLOBO
PHALAPHAL o­n STEREO RAD1 AUDIO
MOTSWAKO MEDIA  

     
Footprint
PAS7 Southern Africa
PAS10 Sub-Saharan Africa + Europe

Vivid Decoders with Smart Cards can be purchased from:
Ellies 086 110 1099 or (+27 11) 490 3800
Space Television+27 (0) 11 493 5783/4/5
Sammeg Satellite +27 (0) 11 474 2666
Satellite Communications +27 (0) 11 402 1166

Vivid Call Centre 086 008 4843 or +27 (0) 11 471 4720

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