Cote d’Ivoire

Côte d’Ivoire orders pay TV operators to provide DTT channels FTA

The government of Côte d’Ivoire has mandated that channels available on the country’s digital-terrestrial platform must be made available free of charge on pay TV bouquets in the country, according to local reports. Côte d’Ivoire minister of communication and media Sidi Tiémoko Touré has instructed that pay TV services must now offer channels La Nouvelle […]

Eutelsat claims top spot in key West African markets

Eutelsat has claimed the status of satellite market leader in the west African markets of Nigeria, Cameroon and Côte d’Ivoire after a Nielsen study of TV reception in these markets showed the operator had a leading share of the DTH installed base in Cóte d’Ivoire, a majority share of the DTH base in Cameroon and […]

Awareness of digital TV ‘varies widely’ in Francophone Africa

Awareness of digital-terrestrial TV and intention to acquire equipment to receive it vary widely between West African Francophone states, according to research by audience research outfit Médiamétrie. According to the research group, only just over 12% of individuals are aware of DTT, up from 7% last year, of whom some 80% indend to acquire reception […]

Médiamétrie takes 50% stake in African media research outfit Omedia

French audience ratings agency Médiamétrie has taken a 50% stake in Omedia, a media and marketing research company based in Senegal, Mali, Côte d’Ivoire and Gabon as part of its drive into sub-Saharan Africa. Following Médiamétrie’s acquisition of a half share in the company, Christophe Gondry, Omedia’s founder and associate director, and Karim Konaté and […]

Côte d’Ivoire TV and web habits unveiled

French audience ratings outfit Médiamétrie has published new statistics about TV and internet use in Côte d’Ivoire for the second half of last year. According to the ratings agency, which teamed up with local player Omedia to measure audience habits in the West African country, some 83.9% of the inhabitants of the country’s capital, Abidjan, […]

Orange taps Norigin Media for Côte d’Ivoire TV launch

Orange TV has tapped middleware provider Norigin Media to launch its new service in Côte d’Ivoire using multiscreen TV apps from Norigin Media. The Orange TV service offers premium TV streaming on mobiles and tablets with the option of casting onto larger screens. Orange TV in Côte D’Ivoire has licensed Norigin’s Hybrid Apps to deploy […]

Afrostream launching SVOD service across Francophone Africa

Afrostream, the subscription video-on-demand service that set itself the goal of being the ‘Netflix of Afro-American and French films’, will tomorrow kick off a major international expansion that will see it launch in 24 countries across French-speaking Africa. The expansion of Afrostream’s availability marks its first major move outside Europe, where it is available in […]

Orange acquires more mobile assets in Africa

Orange has struck a deal with mobile operator Bharti Airtel International to acquire Airtel’s operations in Burkina Faso and Sierra Leone. Orange will acquire 100% of the two companies’ share capital. The consolidated revenue of the two companies is around €275 million. The acquisitions will be implemented in partnership with Orange’s subsidiaries in the Côte […]

Orange to acquire Cellcom Liberia

Orange has entered an agreement to acquire 100% control of mobile operator Cellcom Liberia via its Orange Côte D’Ivoire unit. Orange said the acquisition would enable it to provide its marketing expertise and world-class technical capability to further strengthen the network operator, enhance services to consumers and contribute to the economic growth of Liberia. Cellcom’s […]

Trace launches first African radio station

Youth-focused media company Trace has launched its first African radio station in Abidjan, the capital city of Côte d’Ivoire. Trace FM is dedicated to Ivorian youth music and culture and went live over the weekend, broadcasting on 95.0 FM. Initially available Abidjan, Trace said it plans to progressively extend the reach of Trace FM across […]