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Seasons Greetings from Balancing Act

18 December 2017

Dear readers, viewers, contributors and advertisers 2017 has been one of those years where the gap between what is actually happening and what seems to be talked about has been widening. In financial and economic terms, it has probably been the worst year for the industry since we started in 2000. Problems with the fundamentals: After a decade of above average performance driven by global demand for commodities, Africa is now suffering from the slow growth and uncertainty in the global economy. There are unfixed problems in three of the largest Sub-Saharan economies (Angola, Nigeria and South Africa): the first…

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Seasons Greetings from Balancing Act

18 December 2017

Dear readers, viewers, contributors and advertisers 2017 has not been a great year for Africa’s broadcasters. Consumer demand in key economies has been down. The proliferation of channels in more competitive economies has put even seemingly solid companies under pressure. Some have been forced to let go of staff. Currency pressures have been hollowing out the Pay TV model. The young’s obsession with social media has been eating away at the edges of their radio and TV consumption. Centre of gravity for Pay TV shifts: The most dramatic shift of the year has been in the Pay TV market. For…

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VoD and Africa - A review of existing VoD services, drivers, challenges and opportunities (July 2017 update)

180+ VoD platforms related to Africa and Black culture!  The new emerging distribution market for the African audiovisual industry is VoD. VoD and IPTV services are the best way for broadband internet operators in Africa to monetize data now!  There are very few reports that review VoD (video on demand) progress across Africa.  This report offers invaluably detailed and updated information on the state of play with VoD platforms' launches and projects across the continent. This report is ideal to prepare a business plan and convince investors and partners. The main report was initially released at the end of 2014 and…