Médiamétrie and Omedia are launching the first DTT barometer in Africa, covering French-speaking sub-Saharan Africa.
The switchover to digital terrestrial television (DTT) in the countries of sub-Saharan Africa began in 2015 and will continue until 2020. The roll-out of DTT differs by country. Senegalese audiences are already receiving the digital terrestrial TV signal. Côte d’Ivoire initiated the move at the end of 2016.
For market analysis purposes, the new Omedia-Médiamétrie barometer will measure the general public’s awareness, equipment, perception, expectations (better picture, better sound, broader channel offering) and intentions to acquire digital TV equipment.
The results will be made available by country and by target twice a year. From June 2018 onwards, Médiamétrie and Omedia will provide digital TV indicators for Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Mali and Gabon. Other French-speaking countries will be added to the barometer in December 2018.
Each wave of results will be based on face-to-face interviews with 600 individuals per country (700 in Côte d’Ivoire) aged 15 years and older and representative of the population in terms of gender, age, occupation, level of education and place of residence.
Christophe Gondry, Managing Partner of Omedia commented: “This barometer reflects Omedia’s desire to bring market information to decision makers. We are combining our local expertise with Médiamétrie’s know-how in order to monitor the evolution of DTT on our continent.”
Benoît Cassaigne, Executive Director of Médiamétrie, added: “By launching the digital TV barometer, Médiamétrie and Omedia are supporting media and communication stakeholders through the heralded expansion of DTT in French-speaking sub-Saharan Africa. This barometer also presents a chance for us to strengthen our collaboration with Omedia, an institute with expertise in media and marketing research in French-speaking Africa.”