Africa (Sub-Saharan) Digital TV News

Botswana Fibre Networks chooses Mangomolo for OTT video delivery
Apr 11, 2024 – Mangomolo has been chosen by UPICtv to provide a turnkey solution for The Ministry of Youth, Gender, Sport & Culture (MYSC) of Botswana to deliver OTT video across the country.
News categories: Mangomolo, UPICtv, BoFiNet, Wissam Sabbagh, Ramphal Kgabanyane, Botswana, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Streaming

Canal+ and MultiChoice agree offer for Multichoice buyout
Apr 8, 2024 – MultiChoice and Canal+ have entered into a cooperation agreement regarding Canal+'s proposed mandatory offer for MultiChoice.
News categories: Canal+, MultiChoice, Africa, Digital TV, MandA, Satellite

EUTELSAT 36D satellite successfully launched
Mar 31, 2024 – Eutelsat (Paris/London:ETL) has announced the launch of EUTELSAT 36D. For video delivery, the satellite includes 70 Ku-band transponders, and will replace EUTELSAT 36B at 36°E later this year.
News categories: Eutelsat, Eva Berneke, Africa, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Europe, Middle-East, Satellite

Ghana reinstates Digital Television Receiver Conformance Regime
Mar 20, 2024 – Ghana has reinstated its Digital Television Receiver Conformance Regime. The regime requires all DTT and DTH receivers to pass a conformance test and be certified to use a receiver certification logo.
News categories: National Communications Authority, Digital TV, Ghana, Regulation, Satellite, Set Top Box, Smart TV, Terrestrial

Netgem unifies TV, streaming and cloud gaming at Zeop in Réunion
Feb 27, 2024 – Netgem has unveiled a service that seamlessly combines live TV, streaming, and Cloud Gaming all in one place, with the launch of Zeop gaming in France.
News categories: Netgem, Gamestream, Zeop, Mathias Hautefort, Ivan Lebeau, Emmanuel André, Digital TV, France, Gaming, IPTV, Mascarene Islands

Paramount to launch Paramount+ branded destination with Multichoice
Feb 26, 2024 – Paramount Global Content Distribution has announced a licensing deal with MultiChoice to create a Paramount+ branded destination on the pan-African platform.
News categories: Paramount, Multichoice, Lisa Kramer, Nomsa Philiso, Digital TV, South Africa, UX

Sub-Saharan Africa to add 9 million SVOD subscriptions
Feb 12, 2024 – According to Digital TV Research, Sub-Saharan Africa will have 16 million paying SVOD subscriptions by 2029, up from 7 million at end-2023.
News categories: Digital TV Research, Simon Murray, Africa, Digital TV, Market Research, Streaming

Groupe Canal+ intending to take full control of MultiChoice
Feb 1, 2024 – MultiChoice has received a letter from Groupe Canal+, indicating its non-binding intention to acquire the remaining ordinary shares in MultiChoice that it does not currently own.
News categories: MultiChoice, Groupe Canal+, Africa, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Europe, MandA, Satellite, Worldwide

Africa to add 12 million pay TV subscribers by 2029
Jan 8, 2024 – According to Digital TV Research, the number of pay TV subscribers in Africa will climb by 12 million between 2023 and 2029, with satellite gaining 7 million and DTT gaining 5 million.
News categories: Digital TV Research, Simon Murray, Africa, Digital TV, Market Research, Satellite, Subscribers, Terrestrial