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Ovum's TV data and forecasts for sub-Saharan Africa include a full update of detailed metrics for cable, DTH, IPTV, and terrestrial. This forecast also includes revenue, ARPU, and operator forecasts and DSO indicators for 18 countries and premium UHD/4K service forecasts.


  • According to Ovum, the number of TV households able to access digital TV will have more than doubled over the forecast period. Primary DTT households will increase by more than three times over the forecast period.
  • Total annual revenues in the region will surpass the $5bn mark in 2022.

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 key markets in the sub-Saharan Africa region?
  • What are the drivers of revenue growth?
  • Where do the next opportunities lie in SSA?
  • Which regional operators will be the most successful in the next five years?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Sub-Saharan Africa: Pay-TV & FTA Forecasts to 2022

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