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Report: Africa ripe for music streaming growth

In February 2021, Spotify’s market entry into 39 African countries gave a new boost to the music streaming competition. Spotify’s decision to bet on the entire continent, rather than continuing focusing on North Africa and South Africa, emphasises the new global players’ interest in this promising market, reports Dataxis. Music streaming has undergone a multi-speed […]

June 6, 2022

Forecast: Africa competing for 15m SVoD subs by 2026

For several years, the SVoD market in Sub-Saharan Africa has been growing steadily, reports Dataxis. Between 2018 and 2021, the number of streaming subscribers almost doubled to reach just over 5 million. This growth is not likely to stop as the market is expected to reach more than 15 million subscribers by 2026, a threefold […]

May 26, 2022

Study: Tech, telcos key drivers of African economy

Greater innovation from telecoms and technology companies is vital to drive the expansion of Internet connectivity in Africa, research for blockchain-based mobile network operator World Mobile shows. Its study with African business leaders found nearly two out of three (65 per cent) worry that a lack of infrastructure is stopping traditional telecom companies from delivering […]

May 23, 2022

Report: 4G key to unlocking value in Sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa represents one of the last major growth regions globally for mobile services, forecast to contribute 29 per cent of global subscription growth this decade, according to research from Strategy Analytics. The report, Sub-Saharan Africa Wireless Market Outlook: Operator Growth Strategies, highlights 4G as a major priority for SSA operators in the medium term, […]

May 18, 2022

SES renews Africa links with InterSat

SES has announced that customers of African internet provider InterSAT can continue to rely on SES’s well-positioned satellite to connect their farms, remote offices, schools and hospitals with affordable internet access across Africa due to the latest capacity renewal agreement signed by InterSAT and SES. Under the agreement, SES’s NSS-12, located at 57 degrees East, […]

May 17, 2022By Chris Forrester

Nolly Africa HD FAST channel on DistroTV

African Movie Channel has signed a channel carriage deal with DistroScale to have its first FAST channel, Nolly Africa HD on the DistroTV platform for broadcast worldwide. DistroTV, operated by parent company DistroScale, is available for free across a wide array of CTV and mobile devices, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Google TV, LG […]

May 10, 2022

Africa research: 26% choose mobile operators’ SVoD apps

In May 2021, Kenyan mobile operator Safaricom launched its own mobile streaming website BAZE with local and regional short videos. In the same year, Nigerian multinational telecoms company Globacom also introduced its Glo TV mobile app offering TV channels and streaming content. Airtel, Globacom, MTN, Orange, Safaricom, Vodacom are all examples of telecommunication companies deciding […]

May 4, 2022

PFL signs ESPN Africa deal

The Professional Fighters League (PFL) has announced a media rights agreement with ESPN Africa for the 2022 Season. Under the agreement, the network will become the exclusive PFL content provider in Sub-Saharan Africa and include live coverage of the Regular Season, Playoffs and PFL World Championship.  In addition to live event coverage, audiences will have access […]

April 14, 2022

FAST Channels TV diversifies OTT platforms with localised content worldwide

FAST Channels TV has expanded its footprint worldwide by localising channels and building diverse and ethnic channels including 17 African channels, 20 Indian channels, and 18 LatAm channels in addition to the 120+ English language channels currently available. Global Industry Analysts released a report OTT Devices and Services – Global Market that presented perspectives on […]

April 12, 2022

ICASA demands 6-month data roll-overs

South Africa’s communications regulator ICASA has published draft updates to its end-user requirements for telco customers and users in the country. One major change is that the draft regulations require cellular and data operators to roll-over data bundles for a minimum of 6 months. The regulator says that companies can offer a longer roll-over period, […]

April 7, 2022By Chris Forrester