Less expensive internet access plus innovation in payments and content are vital for the African video on demand sector to grow, say chief executive officers. November’s Ericsson Mobility Report forecast that African online video consumption would increase by 55% per year until the end of 2019.
Meanwhile, Sandline has said that while video currently only accounts for 6% of African internet traffic, VoD on the continent could grow faster than anywhere else globally. The article notes that part state-owned South African operator Telkom launched a tender for VoD services in February, though this was subsequently suspended. South Africa’s Times Media Group has this week launched its ‘VIDI’ VoD services.