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Digital TV Sub-Saharan Africa

  • ID: 2372554
  • January 2013
  • Region: Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa
  • 136 Pages
  • Digital TV Research
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About 35.3% of TV homes (14.0 million) in Sub-Saharan Africa took digital signals by end-2012. The Digital TV Sub-Saharan Africa report forecasts that digital TV penetration will rocket to 95.5% by 2018 – with household numbers quadrupling to 49.0 million. Full digital transition will have been completed in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia by end-2015.

Two-thirds of the region's TV households still received analog terrestrial signals by end-2012, though this proportion will drop to 4.5% in 2018. Two-thirds of television homes will take DTT (pay and free-to-air combined) in 2018, up from only 11.7% at end-2012. Sub-Saharan Africa will have 33.8 million DTT homes by 2018 – 25.7 million FTA and 8.0 million pay – up from 4.6 million in total at end-2012.

The most prominent DTT players are China-based StarTimes (active in 10 countries with about 1.5 million Sub-Saharan Africa subs) and Multichoice's GOtv (operational in five countries).

South Africa's Multichoice also owns DStv, its long-established pay DTH platform that controls valuable exclusive rights deals (such as live English Premier League soccer). Greater competition (especially from cheaper DTT players) led to DStv lowering prices to some of its packages. However, the launch of sister READ MORE >

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Detailed forecasts (2008-2018) for nine countries (Angola, Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia) contain the following entries:

- Households (000)
- TV households (000)
- Digital cable subs (000)
- Analog cable subs (000)
- Pay IPTV subscribers (000)
- Pay digital DTH subscribers (000)
- Digital free DTH households (000)
- Analog DTH Households (000)
- Analog terrestrial households (000)
- Primary FTA DTT households (000)
- Primary Pay DTT households (000)

- Digital homes (000)
- Analog homes (000)
- Pay TV subscribers (000)

- Digital cable subs/TV HH
- Analog cable subs/TV HH
- Pay IPTV subs/TV HH
- Pay DTH/TV HH
- Digital free DTH/TV HH
- Analog DTH/TV HH
- Analog terrestrial/TVHH
- Primary FTA DTT/TV HH
- Primary pay DTT/TV HH

- TVHH/HH
- Digital/TV HH
- Analog/TV HH
- Pay TV Subs/TV HH

- Stand-alone digital cable subs (000)
- Dual-play digital cable subs (000)
- Triple-play digital cable subs (000)

- Stand-alone pay IPTV subs (000)
- Dual-play pay IPTV subs (000)
- Triple-play pay IPTV subs (000)

- Revenues (US$ million)
- Stand-alone digital cable revs
- Dual-play digital cable TV revenues
- Triple-play digital cable TV revenues
- Digital cable TV subs revenues
- Digital cable TV on-demand revs
- Digital cable TV revenues
- Analog cable TV subs revs
- Cable TV revenues

- Stand-alone IPTV revenues
- Dual-play IPTV revenues
- Triple-play IPTV revenues
- IPTV subscription revenues
- IPTV on-demand revenues
- IPTV revenues

- DTH subscription revenues
- DTH on-demand revenues
- DTH revenues

- DTT subscription revs
- DTT on-demand revenues
- DTT revenues

- Subscription revenues
- On-demand revenues
- Total revenues

- Average Revenue Per User (ARPU - US$)Stand-alone digital cable subs
- Dual-play digital cable TV subs
- Triple-play digital cable TV subs
- Average digital cable (subs & VOD)
- Analog cable TV subs
- Stand-alone IPTV subs
- Dual-play IPTV subs
- Triple-play IPTV subs
- Average IPTV (subs and VOD)
- Pay DTH (subs)
- Pay DTH (subs and PPV)
- Pay DTT (subs)
- Pay DTT (subs and PPV)
- Average monthly ARPU

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- Angola
- Benin
- Botswana
- Burkina Faso
- Burundi
- Cameroon
- CAR
- Chad
- DR Congo
- Rep Congo
- Cote d'Ivoire
- Eq. Guinea
- Ethiopia
- Gabon
- Gambia
- Ghana
- Guinea
- Kenya
- Liberia
- Madagascar
- Malawi
- Mali
- Mozambique
- Namibia
- Niger
- Nigeria
- Rwanda
- Senegal
- Sierra Leone
- South Africa
- Tanzania
- Uganda
- Zambia
- Zimbabwe

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