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Pay-TV in Africa reaches 23.7 million subscribers

The total number of Pay-TV subscribers reached approximately 23.7 million, according to Dataxis’ latest research. This represents a quarter-on-quarter growth of +2%, and a year-on-on growth of +18%.

Among the subscribers, 70% receive television through satellite. DTH is confirmed as the main mode for TV reception across the African continent, followed by DTT access with 24% of the market share. On the other hand, DTT is still being implemented and developed in several important African countries and Dataxis predicts that this will allow DTT operators to gain new customers in the years to come

The market remains highly concentrated, as per Dataxis’ research, with Naspers dominating both in terms of subscribers and revenues. However, the arrival of Kwesé, a subsidiary of Econet Media, is expected to increase competition in the African market.

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