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Nextv Series Southern Africa

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Bright Yeboah

Co-founder & COO

Wi-Flix

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Craig Kelly

CEO

AfricaXP

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Nicola Van Niekerk

Head of content for Premium Channels & Co-production

MultiChoice

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Tshepiso Sello Phiri

CEO and founder

Known Associates Entertainment

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Leanne Kumalo

Film producer and Managing Director

Seriti Films

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Stephen Watson

Managing Director

Discover Digital

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Yandiswa Nkonde

Head of Channel

Urban Brew Studios

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Rochani Steenkamp

Executive Head of Product

MultiChoice

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Carol Wachira

Group Marketing Director

Citizen TV

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Damola Ademola

Co-Founder

Inkblot Productions

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Graeme Swanepoel

Co Founder & Executive Producer

GOAT Originals

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Lungile Binza

COO

SABC

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Tebogo Matlawa

Head of Scripted Content: Middle & Mass: SA

MultiChoice

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Amin Alhassan

Director-General

Ghana Broadcasting Corporation

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Randall Abrahams

Group Executive: Digital Solutions

Telkom South Africa

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Calvin Collett

CEO

Melon Mobile

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James Chona

Chief Commercial Officer

Zamtel

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Michael Dearham

Senior Consultant

StarTimes

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Our Research Highlights

South African fibercos innovate with prepaid offers tailored to different household incomes

In February 2024, Starlink cut off hundreds of customers in South Africa. Although the American brand is not officially active in the country, the Mozambique company Starsat resells the US company's equipment to private individuals. Between 250 and 300 users were affected by this cut-off, justified by Starlink as being an illegal resale and use of its service. For many years now, access to the internet, and more particularly to fixed broadband, has been a major stake for the populations in Sub-Saharan Africa. With less than 10% of the population connected to fixed networks, the various countries in the region are struggling to develop their infrastructures. The development of fixed broadband is driven by a growing demand for digital connectivity such as the access to OTT platforms, or the development of Smart TVs and streaming devices.

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Multichoice’s record loss of subscribers: just as much to gain for Showmax relaunch?

On 10 January 2024, Multichoice announced an agreement with rights holder New World TV, enabling SuperSport to broadcast all AFCON matches. Despite the initial failure in securing the rights, a distribution agreement was finally reached with the Togolese broadcaster. This achievement for the South African media giant comes against a difficult backdrop, with its satellite service DStv recording a decline in subscribers and profits at Q3 2023 in South Africa, marking the first downturn in the company’s most dynamic market. Notably, subscriber numbers fell by 7% between Q1 and Q3 2023. This reversal prompts questions about the sustained success of Multichoice since its inception. Until 2018, Pay TV revenues in South Africa surpassed the combined revenues of all other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Even though the balance of power has shifted since then, South Africa’s Pay TV revenues still account for approximately 70% of the combined revenues of other African countries.

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