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Sub-Saharan Africa Pay TV Forecasts

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Sub-Saharan Africa Pay TV Forecasts
Published: January 7, 2019 Content info: 322 Pages
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Africa set for 46 million pay TV subs

Sub-Saharan Africa is forecast to add more than 16 million pay TV subs between 2018 and 2024 to bring the total to 45.63 million.

Simon Murray, Principal Analyst at Digital TV Research, said: “Subscriber numbers will climb by 61% over this period, but pay TV revenues will rise by only 42% - indicating lower ARPUs. Pay TV revenues will reach $7.72 billion by 2024, up by $2.3 billion on 2018.”

Three groups account for 93% of Sub-Saharan Africa's pay TV subscribers - although this proportion will fall to 89% by 2024. Multichoice had 14.34 million subs across satellite TV platform DStv and DTT platform GOtv by end-2018. This total will grow by 5 million to 19.37 million by 2024. France's Vivendi had 4.01 million subs to its Canal Plus satellite TV platform and Easy TV by end-2018, which will climb to 6.21 million by 2024.

StarTimes/StarSat will enjoy the most impressive growth: from 7.75 million subs at end-2018 to 14.85 million by 2024 - up from 54% of the Multichoice total to 77% of its total by 2024.

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Published in January 2019, this 322-page PDF, PowerPoint and excel report comes in three parts:

  • Outlook: Forecasts for 35 countries in an 86-page PowerPoint document full of charts, graphs and bullet points;
  • Excel workbook covering each year from 2010 to 2024 for 35 countries by household penetration, by pay TV subscribers, by pay TV revenues and by major operator. As well as summary tables by country and by platform;
  • Insight: Detailed country-by-country analysis in an 119-page PDF document.

Forecasts for the following 35 countries and 129 platforms:

Country No of ops Operators
Angola 6 ZAP TV, DStv, Canal Plus, StarSat, Angola Telecom, TV Cabo
Benin 4 DStv; Canal Plus; StarSat; StarTimes
Botswana 3 DStv; GOtv; StarSat
Burkina Faso 3 DStv; Canal Plus; StarSat
Burundi 4 DStv; Canal Plus; StarSat; StarTimes
Cameroon 4 DStv; Canal Plus; StarSat; StarTimes
CAR 3 Canal Plus; StarSat; StarTimes
Chad 3 Canal Plus; StarSat; StarTimes
DR Congo 5 DStv; Canal Plus; StarSat; StarTimes; Easy TV
Rep Congo 5 DStv; Canal Plus; StarSat; StarTimes; Easy TV
Cote d'Ivoire 5 Canal Plus, DStv, StarTimes; StarSat; Easy TV
Eq. Guinea 2 Canal Plus, DStv
Ethiopia 2 DStv; StarSat
Gabon 5 Canal Plus, DStv, StarTimes; StarSat
Gambia 2 Canal Plus, DStv
Ghana 4 Canal Plus, DStv, GOtv; StarSat
Guinea 4 Canal Plus, DStv, StarTimes; StarSat
Kenya 6 Zuku cable, Zuku satellite, DStv, StarTimes, GOtv, StarSat
Liberia 3 DStv; Canal Plus; StarSat
Madagascar 4 DStv; Canal Plus; StarSat; StarTimes
Malawi 4 Zuku, DStv, GOtv; StarSat
Mali 2 Canal Plus; StarSat
Mozambique 7 ZAP TV, DStv, Canal Plus, StarSat, StarTimes; GOtv, TV Cabo
Namibia 3 DStv, GOtv; StarSat
Niger 3 DStv; Canal Plus; StarSat
Nigeria 5 GOtv, DStv, StarTimes, StarSat; Canal Plus
Rwanda 6 Zuku, DStv, StarTimes, StarSat; GOtv, Canal Plus
Senegal 4 Canal Plus, DStv, Orange; StarSat
Sierra Leone 4 DStv; Canal Plus; StarSat; StarTimes
South Africa 3 DStv, StarSat, GOtv
Tanzania 4 Zuku, DStv, StarTimes, StarSat
Togo 3 Canal Plus, DStv, StarSat
Uganda 5 Zuku, DStv, StarTimes, GOtv, StarSat
Zambia 5 Zuku, DStv, StarTimes, GOtv, StarSat
Zimbabwe 2 DStv, StarSat
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