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Africa: Canal+, iROKO launch SVoD mobile app

Canal+ GROUP and iROKO are partnering to create and launch the first Francophone SVoD service aimed at bringing affordable, popular mobile TV content to French-speaking Africa.

Announced as part of a multi-million euro deal, this mobile-first Android App with download functionality is set to launch in the coming months. Designed to optimise data consumption, the service will be aimed at building a new mobile-only subscriber base across Francophone Africa. Canal + group now owns and broadcasts the largest catalogue of African content, including Nollywood films and TV series, African homemade series and shows and South-American TV Novelas, for French-speaking Africa.

Jacques du Puy , President of Canal+ Overseas stated, “Now that Canal+ is close to having two million pay TV households in Africa, our ambition is to widen our audience to those whose mobile is the main entertainment device. iROKO’s original approach integrating popular content production and mobile SVoD perfectly matches our group’s entertainment vision in French- Speaking Africa. This will also allow us to make more accessible the contents that we specifically produce and design for the African market’

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