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Intertrust and moTV open up in Africa to tap mounting OTT boom

OTT has emerged quickly in Africa as a disruptive force bringing TV to parts and people it never reached before. The situation has moved so quickly that even the disruptors have sometimes found it hard to keep up as when Kwese TV owned by Johannesburg-based telco Econet Wireless exited the DTH market much sooner than anticipated, to concentrate on mobile delivery. This left South Africa’s Multichoice as virtually the monopoly provider of premium satellite-based TV services across Sub Saharan Africa. But this comes at a time when OTT is ripping across the greater part of the continent. This is primarily cellular based, exploiting the near ubiquitous presence of mobile phones even in more deprived regions, while fixed broadband and cable…

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