TELECOMS

Moya bids to become the super-app of choice in South Africa and its largest mobile money provider

23 July 2021

Moya bids to become the super-app of choice in South Africa and its largest mobile money provider There have been few local challengers to the global big tech social platforms. Aiming to become a super app, Moya has made significant progress in South Africa along this road. Russell Southwood talked to Datafree CEO Gour Lentell about what’s cooking. There are three parts to Datafree’s business, two main parts – the overall Moya platform and the newly added payments service MoyaPayD – and a “sub-part”, the sale of its reverse billing software as a B2B SaaS service. The biggest part of…

BROADCAST

Key African broadcasters increase their YouTube footprint but Android app numbers drop away – Individual talent develops own channels

30 July 2021

In July 2020, we published an analysis of African broadcasters and their subscriber or follower numbers for YouTube, Android apps and Facebook. This year we provide comparisons for YouTube subscribers and Android App downloads. Russell Southwood looks at what has changed. Across five key African TV markets – Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Ghana and Senegal – the number of YouTube subscribers to broadcasters continues to grow. The comparisons below show the kind of increases that have taken place:                                                 2020               2021 Channels TV (Nigeria)          1.12 m             1.63 m SABC (South Africa)              963,000         1.33 m Citizen TV (Kenya)               2.02 m             2.77…

REPORTS

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.