SPI/FilmBox and Discover Digital expanded their partnership in Sub Saharan Africa by adding seven channels from SPI’s channel portfolio to the DEOD (Digital Entertainment On Demand) platform.
102 million households in the sub-Saharan region have access to television among the 225 million households constituting the region for the year 2018, according to Dataxis’ research.
Pay-TV numbers in Sub-Saharan Africa will continue to grow to reach around 46% of total households, forecasted to increase their reach in African homes with more than 37 million subscribers in 2023, according to Dataxis.
Most of the main pay-TV operators in Sub-Saharan Africa lowered their prices during 2016 to ward off competitors. The knock-on effect was that other platforms lowered their fees.
Econet Media’s Kwesé and ESPN have signed a deal to launch ESPN in 19 countries in early 2017.
The Intelsat 36 satellite has entered service, providing broadcasting and direct-to-home (DTH) services for Africa’s MultiChoice, a DTH platform in South Africa.
2015 was yet another momentous year for television in Sub-Saharan Africa. Most countries missed the ITU’s analogue switch-off deadline of June, but DTT, especially pay DTT, made huge gains.
Pay TV revenues in Sub-Saharan Africa will reach $6.22 billion in 2020, up from $3.54 billion in 2014 and $1.92 billion in 2010, according to a new report from Digital TV Research.
Digital penetration will exceed half the TV households in Sub-Saharan Africa very soon, according to a new report from Digital TV Research. The Digital TV Sub-Saharan Africa Forecasts report estimates nearly every home will be converted by 2020.
Turkish public broadcaster, Türkiye Radyo ve Televizyon Kurumu (TRT), has selected SES to reach audiences in sub-Saharan Africa.