Sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan pay TV numbers to double

The number of pay TV subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa will more than double to reach 25.65 million by 2020, according to new stats by Digital TV Research.  The Digital TV Sub-Saharan Africa Forecasts report claims there were 11.01 million pay TV subscribers in the region at the end of 2013 – of which 8.5 million […]

Discovery plans HD simulcast for DStv

Discovery Communications is set to launch a high definition feed of the Discovery Channel for subscribers of the DStv pay TV platform in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa.  The channel is due to launch in the first quarter of 2014 and will be a dedicated feed for DStv – meaning it will offer advertisers more […]

Fox and Perform separately announce basketball deals

Fox International Channels (FIC) has secured the exclusive broadcast rights to the Euroleague Basketball tournament for multiple countries in Europe and non-exclusive rights for sub-Saharan Africa. FIC will initially air the basketball tournament in Italy and Poland, exclusively broadcasting games of teams including Montepaschi Siena and EA7 Emporio Armani Milan in Italy and Stelmet Zielona […]