Changes in African market over the last seventeen years – Interview with industry pioneer Yossi Barkan on what has and hasn’t changed for the better

15 September 2017

Sometimes there are people whose involvement in Africa captures and distills all the changes that have happened in the telecoms and Internet industry. Yossi Barkan is one of those people and this week Russell Southwood talks to him about what has changed since he started work in the industry seventeen years ago. Q: How did you start working in Africa? A: My family came to Africa when I was sixteen. My Father was nominated by the Israeli Government to teach agriculture in the Central African Republic. I went to school there before going home again. I moved to Cameroon with…


Francophone Africa still looks to RFI and France 24 remain reference channels, according to Africascope 2016/2017 survey

8 September 2017

RFI and France 24 should be very pleased with the results of the annual Afriscope survey. Conducted by Kantar-TNS in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Gabon, Mali, DRC and Senegal, it shows that the two-French speaking channels continue to attract strong audiences, The survey indicates that RFI is top of the charts among international radio stations and remains in the top 5 most listened to radios daily (all radios combined). Between one quarter and two thirds of the total population listen to it weekly in the various countries surveyed. RFI is particularly popular among professionals like executives and managers. In…


VoD and Africa - A review of existing VoD services, drivers, challenges and opportunities (July 2017 update)

180+ VoD platforms related to Africa and Black culture!  The new emerging distribution market for the African audiovisual industry is VoD. VoD and IPTV services are the best way for broadband internet operators in Africa to monetize data now!  There are very few reports that review VoD (video on demand) progress across Africa.  This report offers invaluably detailed and updated information on the state of play with VoD platforms' launches and projects across the continent. This report is ideal to prepare a business plan and convince investors and partners. The main report was initially released at the end of 2014 and…