There are well over 100 runners in the race to succeed as Africa's best and biggest online and mobile music platform. Even now there are new entrants waiting in the wings. Russell Southwood looks at why the race to the top is so hard to call.
DTT services in Africa are only available in urban areas, apart from a few exceptions. Deploying DTT in large rural areas is expensive, time consuming to install and not necessarily profitable. In the short term, the best technical alternative to cover a territory in its entirety and without delay is to use the satellite to relay the DTT signal, writes Sylvain Beletre, Balancing Act's broadcast analyst.