Broadcast, Film and Convergence in Africa - Issue no 366 on 3 June 2021

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African YouTube challenger StarNews Mobile looking to monetize broadcaster music and comedy archives, attracts Snapchat investment

4 June 2021

Finding a business model for video streaming that works has been one of the key challenges for Sub Saharan Africa’s digital economy. Users want to look at stuff but who is going to pay? Russell Southwood talks to diaspora Cameroonian entrepreneur, Guy Kamgaing, CEO and Founder of Star News Mobile about how his company is doing it. Guy Kamgaing was early into the mobile content business, too early as it turned out. He launched Mobile XL in 2012 as a platform to access content on basic phones. When it didn’t work out he spent “a few years in the desert…