DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/5jrr3k/digital_tv) has announced the addition of the "Digital TV Sub-Saharan Africa Forecasts" report to their offering.
Nearly two-thirds of TV homes (36.2 million) took digital signals by end-2015, up from 18.7% (7.9 million) in 2010. Complete digital transition was achieved in Gabon, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda by end-2015. This count will increase from six countries at end-2015 to 11 by end-2016. Digital TV penetration will reach 99.9% in 35 forecast countries by 2021 - or 74.7 million homes.
2015 was yet another momentous year for television in Sub-Saharan Africa. Most countries missed the ITU's analog switch-off deadline of June, but DTT, especially pay DTT, made huge gains. And there is much more to come, partly as Canal Plus unveils its TNT Afrique DTT platform in Francophone countries.
However, the number of pay satellite TV subscribers climbed by a relatively low 7.4% in 2015. This was partly due to greater platform choice created by DTT and partly due to economic woes in some countries.
Available in more than 50 countries, DStv had 2.24 million subscribers outside South Africa by September 2015; down from 2.56 million six months earlier and down from 2.36 million a year earlier. This research estimates that this total fell to 2.16 million by end-2015, with 2016 also expected to be tough.
Published in January 2016, the 225-page PDF and excel report comes in six parts:
- Executive summary and regional forecasts, with handy comparison tables to reveal the best growth prospects;
- Chapter on the main pan-regional players: StarTimes, DStv, GOtv and Canal Plus Afrique;
- Regional forecasts summary from 2010 to 2021 by platform, by household penetration, by pay TV subscribers and by pay TV revenues;
- Top-line forecasts (population, population per household, households and TV households) for 42 countries;
- Country profiles for 35 territories;
- Detailed country forecasts for 35 nations.
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