Zimbabwe’s Econet Wireless will shut its African pay-television unit due to the country’s economic condition and shortage of foreign currency, group CEO Douglas Mboweni said.
Ivory Coast’s public broadcasting company, the Société Ivoirienne de Télédiffusion (SIDT) has selected SES as its digital partner in the move to meet the country’s 2020 deadline for switching over from analogue to digital broadcasting.
French music channel Mezzo, dedicated to classical music, jazz and dance, has launched on Les Bouquets Canal+, distributed in 22 African countries.
Viewers in the Republic of Benin are now receiving 15 new Free-to-Airchannels from satellite, thanks to a new agreement the Government of the Republic of Benin has signed with SES.
Africa’s Kwesé iflix is launching international channel Scoop Network from FCCE on its content catalogue.
Sub-Saharan African OTT movie and TV episode revenues will reach $1,018 million by 2024 – up from $223 million in 2018.
Econet Media has pulled the plug out of its Kwese satellite DTH platform following a review of its business strategy and service offerings.
Naspers has announced the executive leadership team for the newly formed MultiChoice Grou, (formerly Naspers’ Video Entertainment business.
Africa and the Middle East pay-TV household penetration is expected to outpace all other major regions between 2017 and 2022.
France 24 has signed new distribution agreements in South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Swaziland and Zambia, significantly increasing its presence across English-speaking Africa, where it now reaches over 14 million households.