According to Ovum's OTT Video Subscription Service Provider Forecast: Middle East and Africa, 2011-22, there will be 12.94 million premium online video subscribers at the end of 2018. Africa will be underdeveloped at 1.31 million subscribers, but the Middle East presents strong uptake of subscription-based video on-demand (SVoD) and subscription-based ...
The Staff, 2/22/2018
Kwese, the pan-African TV services unit of Econet Media, has acquired a "significant stake" in emerging markets video content specialist iflix Africa to better service the entertainment needs of African mobile users.
PRESS RELEASE, 2/21/2018
PRESS RELEASE -- LONDON -- Global mobile commerce enabler, DOCOMO Digital has partnered with Safaricom to give customers the option to pay for content on the Google Play Store using M-PESA.
Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 1/31/2018
Ericsson had a tough year financially in 2017 and that was reflected in its business across the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region.
Connecting Africa, 1/16/2018
Samsung is seeking to significantly boost the revenues it derives from Africa so that, in five years' time, the continent will generate 20% of its total global sales, compared with about 10% now, according to a Reuters report that cites Sung Yoon, the head of the vendor's business in Africa.
Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 1/9/2018
The number of pay-TV subscribers in sub-Saharan Africa will grow by 17.4 million, or 74%, between 2017 and 2023, according to a new forecast from Digital TV Research.
Iain Morris, News Editor, 12/15/2017
Pan-African operator Liquid Telecom has teamed up with a startup hub in Zambia called BongoHive in an effort to spur the local technology ecosystem.
Guy Zibi, Managing Director, Xalam Analytics, 12/5/2017
In a widely anticipated move, US regulator the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has proposed a repeal of net neutrality rules established during the Obama administration. (See Net Neutrality, Here We Go Again.)
Amy Turner, Head, Digital Content, KNect365 TMT, 12/4/2017
What are the hallmarks of a successful African broadcaster, how can the industry remain sustainable in the long term and what does the future hold for African media? AfricaCom TV sat down with CEO and Chairman of Channels Media Group, John Momoh.
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