Sub-Saharan Africa is forecast to add more than 16 million pay TV subs between 2018 and 2024 to bring the total to 45.63 million.
Subscriber numbers will climb by 61% over this period, but pay TV revenues will rise by only 42% - indicating lower ARPUs. Pay TV revenues will reach $7.72 billion by 2024, up by $2.3 billion on 2018.
Three groups account for 93% of Sub-Saharan Africa’s pay TV subscribers – although this proportion will fall to 89% by 2024. Multichoice had 14.34 million subs across satellite TV platform DStv and DTT platform GOtv by end-2018. This total will grow by 5 million to 19.37 million by 2024. France’s Vivendi had 4.01 million subs to its Canal Plus satellite TV platform and Easy TV by end-2018, which will climb to 6.21 million by 2024.
StarTimes/StarSat will enjoy the most impressive growth: from 7.75 million subs at end-2018 to 14.85 million by 2024 – up from 54% of the Multichoice total to 77% of its total by 2024.
Published in January 2019, this 322-page PDF, PowerPoint and excel report comes in three parts:
Outlook: Forecasts for 35 countries in an 86-page PowerPoint document full of charts, graphs and bullet points;
Excel workbook covering each year from 2010 to 2024 for 35 countries by household penetration, by pay TV subscribers, by pay TV revenues and by major operator. As well as summary tables by country and by platform;
Insight: Detailed country-by-country analysis in an 119-page PDF document.