Sylvain Béletre , associate editor and senior research analyst at Balancing Act couldn’t be better qualified to comment on VoD in Africa. His current research in Telecoms include fixed, wireless, internet, Vsat and specific ICT solutions across several African countries. His past research in the African audiovisual sector has included technologies, piracy and advertising, and he has more than fourteen years experience in international research and consultation.
As the broadcast industry in Sub-Saharan Africa continues to evolve, so does AfricaCast.
Reflecting the progressions in the industry the agenda has now grown to 3 days allowing for a stronger and more in-depth agenda looking at the key issues which are taking the African broadcast market forward.
Source: Laurence Coldicott Research Manager Informa Telecoms & Media
Endavo Media provides an enterprise OTT video services platform for telcos, and global OTT syndication for content producers and broadcasters. Early next month Endavo’s president and CEO, Paul D Hamm is appearing at TV Connect MENA (November 5-6), so IP&TV thought it would be a perfect time to pick his brain about the future of TV in the region.
- Mobile broadband over smartphones and tablets has become the fastest growing segment of the global ICT market, according to International Telecommunications Union’s (ITU’s) flagship annual report Measuring the Information Society 2013. To download the report click here:
SA's entertainment and media market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 10.9% in the next five years as a result of increased Internet access.
According to an entertainment and media outlook report released by consultancy PwC on Thursday (19 September)‚ increased Internet access will be a significant reason for major growth in the domestic entertainment and media industry‚ reflecting expanded broadband devices and more use of smart devices.
Source: bizcommunity - Thabiso Mochiko 20 September 2013
There are currently around 1.4 billion smartphones in the use around the world. Several developed markets including the U.S. have already exceeded 50% penetration of smartphones among cellular devices. As the rate of new consumers entering the market slowing down, acquiring new users becomes increasingly difficult and expensive.
Samsung dominates Africa's smartphone market with 52.1 percent of sales in Q2, according to a study by IDC reported by the Ecofin agency.
The South Korean giant's market share is around 50 percent for the fourth consecutive quarter. Samsung's dominance is mainly explained by its large range of products and the importance of its commercial network on the continent. BlackBerry is behind Samsung with a 17.8 percent market share, which is 3 percent higher than in Q1 mostly thanks to packages offered at competitive prices.
Source: itworld - HispanicBusiness' Tech Channel - 12 October 2013