Africa’s newest entertainment channel Scoop Network Africa will launch on pan-African satellite TV broadcast network Kwesé TV on 26 July 2018.
The African TV and OTT video markets are poised for growth despite the challenging environment, according to IHS Markit.
Digital TV Research forecasts 9.99 million SVOD subscribers across 35 Sub-Saharan Africa countries by 2023, up from 1.56 million at end-2017.
Médiamétrie and Omedia are launching the first DTT barometer in Africa, covering French-speaking sub-Saharan Africa.
DIFFA and Lagardère Studios Distribution (LSD) are consolidating their collaboration in order to respond to the expansion of the African audiovisual market and to the growing demand for quality content.
Satellite DTH is the main means of receiving linear television in nine metropolitan areas of French-speaking Africa, according to Kantar TNS.
The number of pay-TV subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa will increase by 74% between 2017 and 2023 to reach 40.89 million.
MIPCOM 2017 – CANNES. Vice Media is further expanding into Africa following a joint venture with Econet Media, which owns Kwese TV.
The total number of pay-tv subscribers in Africa reached approximately 23.7 million at the end of the second quarter, according to Datxis. This represents a quarter on quarter growth of +2%, and a year on year growth of +18%, compared to the second quarter of 2016.
Bulgaria’s Vivacom has signed a multi-year contract with Eutelsat for C-band capacity on the Eutelsat 8 West B satellite in order to expand its video business in Africa.