Digital TV share to reach 87.6% in Francophone Africa in 2018
Rebecca Hawkes
| 04 December 2014
Pay-TV subscriptions in Francophone Africa are expected to rise from 291,000 at the end of 2013 to 6.19 million at the end of 2018, according to a forecast from Dataxis.

The digital TV viewer base in the French-speaking African countries is also expected to rise from 57.2% of the total TV audience at the end of 2013 to 87.6% in 2018.

Digital satellite subscriptions will rise 86.6% from 2.22 million to 4.15 million, while the number of households receiving digital free-to-air (FTA) satellite signals will rise 29.2% from 25.04 million to 32.34 million between 2013 and 2018.

The number of cable TV subscribers will rise by 55.6% from 96,400 to 150,000, out of which 81,700 will receive digital services, while 68,000 will have analogue.

Internet protocol TV (IPTV) in the region will grow by 151.3% from 267,000 at the end of 2013 to 671,000 million at the end of 2018.

The total TV penetration of households across the French-speaking African countries will rise from 58.1% to 63.1% in 2018 equivalent to 64.7 million households, according to Dataxis.