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Ovum's TV data and forecasts for the sub-Saharan Africa region include a full update of detailed metrics for digital cable, analog cable, pay DTH, free DTH, IPTV, analog terrestrial, and digital terrestrial (DTT). The forecasts also include pay-TV revenues, bundle splits, ARPU, operator forecasts, a breakdown between subscription and on-demand revenues for 18 countries, and premium UHD/4K service forecasts.


  • At end-2015, there were a total of 15 million households using DTT as the primary technology for receiving TV signals. This figure is expected to rise to 82 million by end-2021.

Features and Benefits

  • Gain detailed data and forecasts showing how the pay-TV and free-to-air sectors are faring in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Assess how digital terrestrial television (DTT) and other TV platforms are performing in the sub-Saharan TV market.

Key questions answered

  • What are the prospects for growth among leading operators such as Multichoice and StarTimes?
  • Will pay-TV ARPU be able to grow over the next five years as new demographic groups enter the sector?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Sub-Saharan Africa: Pay-TV & FTA Forecasts to 2021

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