Pay TV | Multichoice, StarTimes head for catch up

Pay TV | Multichoice, StarTimes head for catch up

Pay TV | Multichoice, StarTimes head for catch up

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Multichoice, owners of DStv and StarTimes/StarSat, two of the major players in the African Pay TV space are headed for keener competition for Nigerian market stakes.

The two Pay TV majors alongside Vivendi, which owns satellite Canal Plus, will continue to account for 90% of Sub-Saharan Africa’s pay TV subscribers, including Nigeria, according to the “Sub-Saharan Africa Pay TV Forecasts” by Research and Markets.

Multichoice had 11.61 million subscribers across satellite TV platform DStv and DTT platform GOtv by end-2016, which will grow to 17.66 million by 2022. Vivendi had 2.32 million subs to its Canal Plus satellite TV platform and Easy TV by end-2016; climbing by 2 million to 4.32 million by 2022.

The leading services in the Pay TV market include DStv (satellite), Gotv (DTT), StarSat (satellite) and Canal Plus (satellite).

The market survey projects that StarTimes/StarSat will enjoy the most impressive growth: from 4.18 million subscribers at end-2016 to 10.61 million by 2022, with only one million behind Multichoice.

The market survey projects that StarTimes/StarSat will enjoy the most impressive growth: from 4.18 million subscribers at end-2016 to 10.61 million by 2022, with only one million behind Multichoice.

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“Much of this growth will be achieved from satellite TV subscribers in new countries”, according to Research and Markets.

Additionally, from the 19.47 million pay TV subscribers across 35 countries at end-2016, 12.14 million were satellite TV and 6.76 million pay DTT. The pay total will nearly double to 36.72 million by 2022, with satellite TV contributing 18.36 million and pay DTT 15.84 million.

Research and Markets reports that South Africa supplied 6.39 million of the 2016 total pay TV subscribers, which will grow to 9.14 million by 2022.

Nigeria will close in on South Africa; increasing by 4 million from 4.46 million in 2016 to 8.45 million in 2022.

Sub-Saharan pay TV revenues will reach $6.59 billion in 2022, up from $4.20 billion in 2016 and $1.65 billion in 2010. South Africa and Nigeria will contribute nearly half of the region’s pay TV revenues by 2022.

Satellite TV accounted for 87% of the 2016 pay TV revenues, but this proportion will fall to 78% by 2022. By contrast, pay DTT will climb from 11% of the total in 2016 to 18% by 2022 – or from $467 million to $1,156 million.

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