According to the report, Multichoice will continue to lead with 20.8m subscribers expected by 2027.
Africa will add 18m pay-TV subscribers between 2021 and 2027, taking the total to 57m, according to the report by Digital TV Research.
Subscriber numbers will climb by 46% over this period, but pay-TV revenues will rise by only 35%, indicating that subscribers will pay less. Pay-TV revenues will reach $6.46bn by 2027, up from $4.78bn in 2021.
Three groups account for 90% of Africa’s pay-TV subscribers. Multichoice, through its DStv and GOtv platforms, will continue to lead – with 20.8m subscribers expected by 2027, followed by StarTimes (18.4m) and Canal+ (11.2m).
Commenting on the findings of the report, Simon Murray, principal analyst at Digital TV Research, said: “Few new players are expected. Instead, the three protagonists will battle for supremacy – often by cutting prices.”