Africa


Africa and wholesale market provide boost for Canal+

Strong growth in Africa and a slowing rate of attrition among subscribers in metropolitan France saw Canal+’s base grow by 612,000 in the year to March 31. The pay TV operator lost 73,000 net subscribers in France over the year, but international subscribers increased by 685,000 driven by strong growth in Africa. Canal+ also saw […]

New Africa team for Fox Networks Groups

Fox Networks Group (FNG) Europe and Africa has unveiled a new executive team structure for its Africa division, which currently operates eight pay TV channel brands including National Geographic, Fox, Fox Sports and Baby TV. As part of the shake-up, Vasilis Iliopoulos will expand his role to become SVP for FNG Africa, alongside his existing […]

Kwesé acquires ‘significant stake’ in Iflix Africa

Econoet Media-owned pay TV provider Kwesé has acquired a “significant stake” in Iflix Africa. The deal deepens the two companies’ existing partnership, with Kwesé and Iflix first partnering in August to launch a version of the latter’s emerging markets SVOD service in sub-Saharan Africa. Iflix now has operations in Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana and South Africa, […]

Iflix strikes deal with Lego for Africa and the Middle East

‘Asian Netflix’ iflix has struck a deal with Lego Systems to launch a dedicated Lego channel in Africa and the Middle East. Iflix, which has targeted both Africa and the Middle East for expansion, has struck a two-year distribution deal with the iconic toy manufacturer to add a range of Lego series to its content […]

Ovum: African mobile broadband connections to double by 2022

The number of mobile broadband connections in Africa will more than double in the next five years, according to research by Ovum. The new stats claim that the number of African broadband connections will climb from 419 million at the end of 2017 to 1.07 billion at the end of 2022. This will be driven […]

Kwesé TV launches in Nigeria

Econet Media-owned African pay TV service, Kwesé TV, has officially launched in Nigeria. Kwesé held a press launch in Lagos last week to announce the service and unveiled a number of pricing options for customers. “Choose whatever payment plan suits you from our three, seven or 30 days flexible payment plan with access to over […]

African pay TV subscriptions reach 23.7m

The total number of pay TV subscribers in Africa reached roughly 23.7 million in the second quarter of 2017, according to Dataxis. The research firm said that this compares to 20.2 million pay TV subscribers in Q2 2016, representing 18% year-on-year growth. Quarter-on-quarter the number of subscribers was up 2%. “The market remains highly concentrated, […]

StarTimes to roll out free digital TV across parts of rural Africa

Chinese pay TV outfit StarTimes is to make free-to-air digital TV available across parts of rural Africa. StarTimes Media Kenya’s director of brand marketing and public relations Japheth Akhulia told the Xinhua news agency that the group project would see about 10,000 villages given access to free digital TV. StarTimes has already conducted a pilot […]

A+ Sport channel goes live in Africa

Canal+ International has launched a new sports channel for the African market branded A+ Sport. The channel will show a variety of local and international sports, including coverage from the Jeux de la Francophonie, the final phases of the CAF Confederations Cup, and the Basketball Champions League. A+ Sport is an offshoot of the A+ […]

SVOD service iflix expands into Africa

Subscription VOD service iflix has opened an office in Cape Town as it launches a plan to offer streaming content in sub-Saharan Africa. iflix Africa will be based in South Africa, and is planning initial SVOD service launches in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and Zimbabwe in Q2 and Q3 of this year. This is to […]

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