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 […]

Vivendi and Canal+ launch Canalbox fibre network in Africa

Group Vivendi Africa (GVA), a new unit of the French media giant set up to develop telecoms in Africa, has launched its first fibre-based high-speed internet offering in partnership with pay TV subsidiary Canal+, in Libreville, the capital of Gabon. The new service, branded as Canalbox, will be rolled out in several other African countries […]

Canal+ secures African football deal

Canal+ has struck a deal with the African Football Confederation and Lagardère Sports that will enable it to air the Total Africa Cup of Nations – also referred to as Gabon 2017 – tournament and other African football competitions for the next seven years. Canal+’s African services will air the competitions on its channels for […]

Trace to launch interactive music service and mobile brand

Trace, the French youth-focused thematic channel provider, is to launch a new personalised, interactive streaming music service, MyTrace, and a mobile phone brand. The music service will launch, initially in France, in the autumn and will be rolled out to other territories thereafter. The new mobile service, Trace Mobile, is a branded mobile phone service […]