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A detailed update of Southern Africa’s TV market, encompassing free-to-air and pay-TV across all TV technologies, plus next-generation TV initiatives and OTT video. Includes TV ratings, revenues, market shares, programming, and advertising.


  • Botswana, Mozambique, and Namibia had a combined total of 1.35 million TV households by the end of 2017. Pay-TV households numbered 744,000, accounting for 55% of the total.
  • The region’s pay-TV channels are mostly delivered via the digital satellite platform (DTH) which is provided by South African giant Multichoice, ZAP TV – a service operated by Portuguese operator Zon – and Satelio, a German TV service also available in Nigeria and South Africa.

Features and Benefits

  • This report analyzes the Southern Africa's TV market, providing statistics of subscribers, operator market shares, TV revenues as well as forecasts to 2022.
  • The report also identifies the key growth drivers for the regional TV market over the next five years.

Key questions answered

  • How does the Southern Africa's TV market compares to the other regions in terms of subscriptions, revenues and digital development?
  • What will support the growth of the Southern Africa's TV market over the next five years?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Southern Africa TV Update: Botswana, Mozambique, and Namibia