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GVA ups the fibre speeds offered to Canalbox customers in its Francophone operating countries – More disruptive than Kenya

27 May 2022

GVA ups the fibre speeds offered to Canalbox customers in its Francophone operating countries – More disruptive than Kenya This week Groupe Vivendi Africa upped the speeds offered to its Canalbox customers. In doing so it has increased the pricing stakes in what are often very uncompetitive francophone markets. Russell Southwood looks at what’s changing about price and capacity and why. Last week GVA announced that it was increasing its capacity for the same price to its Canalbox customers in its Francophone markets: Burkina Faso, Congo-Brazzaville, DRC, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Rwanda and Togo. Its announcement heralded the capacity increase as…

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African Sports Content Special: FIFA+ free streaming service will support the profile of game on the continent globally and being a woman sports journalist in Ethiopia

20 May 2022

World Cup organizer FIFA has taken the bold step of creating a free sports streaming service and says that Africa has been an ‘early adopter’. There are many ways it can be used to monetize game and its content on the continent. Russell Southwood spoke to Dave Roberts, Director of MA/OTT, FIFA about its new service and the role it can play in Africa. FIFA started thinking about a digital streaming service three years ago: “It was aware the landscape was changing for members and that there was a need for a digital response. We have created a full digital…

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Sub-Saharan Africa's Broadcasting Landscape

Balancing Act is pleased to announce the publication of Sub-Saharan Africa’s Broadcasting Landscape and Nine Key Markets. The report is a joint publication with one of the continent’s leading providers of mobile-based research and insights GeoPoll.