TELECOMS

Nigerian online transport start-up Plentywaka in the eye of the Covid-19 storm – how it’s weathering difficult times

29 May 2020

For some online start-ups in Africa like Jumia, the Covid-19 lockdown has presented both opportunities and challenges. For others, it has created difficult setbacks that have taken time to negotiate. Earlier in May we spoke to Johnny Enagwolor, co-founder and Managing Director of transport start-up Plentywaka, a premium bus hailing service. The idea for the bus services Plentywaka runs came out of bitter personal experience:”I saw the problems ravaging the whole transportation system in Lagos. One day I was going for an interview a year ago. I waited one hour for a bus with a group of 30 people. I…

BROADCAST

Meet The Adebanjos talking to Netflix about a new season, signed licensing deal on platform – Andrew Osayemi, MTA Productions on how to get the best from VoD deals

20 May 2020

For African content producers there’s something rather beguiling about deals with the new generation of VoD platforms. But you have to work hard to make sure your content is seen. Andrew Osayemi, CEO, MTA Productions talked to me about the Meet The Adebanjos Netflix deal and making VoD work. MTA Productions suffered from what a lot of African content producers do. It was producing comedy content that was widely liked but not getting enough money to keep producing that content:” You need to produce volume to make it work. It’s hard with a young company. The key decision was to…

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.