Nigeria’s free-to-air local channel bouquet, Premium Free, has enabled local television broadcast audiences access to 13 new premium channels which are custom-made for African viewers.
African entertainment channel Yanga! TV will for the first time broadcast a live Nigeria Decides Election Special from the 18 – 22 February.
A study, led by Nielsen, of television reception throughout Nigeria, Cameroon and Ivory Coast, has positioned Eutelsat as satellite market leader within these countries.
Premium Free is launching a new bouquet of 13 channels supplied by AfricaXP and delivered using SES satellites at 28.2 degrees East.
Nigeria has become the largest pay-TV market in Africa in terms of subscribers and continues to have a strong growth potential, according to the latest country profile report from Kagan, S&P Global Market Intelligence.
SES has significantly increased its technical reach in Nigeria to over 11 million TV homes in 2017, up from 3 million in 2015, according to Satellite Monitor.
Nine channels from the SPI’s African portfolio are available on Play which recently took over the Consat service and relaunched it on Astra 2F satellite at 28.2 degrees East.
Sub-Saharan Africa OTT TV and video will still be a very immature sector by 2022, with movie and TV episode revenues reaching $640 million for 35 countries.
The terrestrial pay-TV operator Communications Trend Limited (CLT) has become the first customer to deploy Conax’s newly launched Contego-as-a-Service cloud-based content protection platform.
SES said the results of its first Satellite Monitor study on the Nigerian market, show that the operator’s satellites reach 2.81 million TV homes across the country.