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Africa’s SVoD market to experience growth with 15.57m paid subscriptions by 2028

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Africa's SVoD Subscription Video On Demand (SVoD) market is poised for growth with the addition of 9 million subscriptions between 2023 and 2028, according to projections from Digital TV Research.

The total number of subscriber swill reach 15.57 million in 2028, up from 6.15 million at end of 2022. However, Digital TV Research noted that despite this fast growth, SVoD penetration rates will remain low, with only 7% of TV households paying for at least one subscription by 2028, up from 4% at ...

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Emmanuel is a Washington, DC-based freelance journalist, blogger and media consultant, specialising in the entertainment business and cultural trends. He was the US editor for British music industry trade publication Music Week. Previously, he was the editor of Impact, a magazine for the music publishing community (2007-2009), the global editor of US trade publication Billboard (2003-2006), and the editor in chief of Billboard’s sister publication Music & Media (1997-2003).

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Quotes of the Week — Week 46, 2023

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"When I decided to join Microsoft, it was clear that was the best path for me and the team. With the new board and with Satya’s (Nadella) support, I’m looking forward to returning to OpenAI, and building on our partnership with Microsoft."By Sam Altman, explaining on X why he is back at the helm of OpenAI three days after being sacked by the board, hired by Microsoft, receiving the support of 700 out of 770 Open AI employees, and re-hired as CEO of the company. Even ChatGPT would not have been ...

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Key figures — Week 46, 2023

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$2.8 trillion

That's the market capitalisation of Microsoft, following the announcement that the tech company had hired Sam Altman a day after he was fired by the board of OpenAI. Microsoft's market cap is now worth over $1 trillion more than that of Google.

$40 billion

That's how much Spotify has paid in royalties to rights holders since its launch in 2008, according to a blogpost from the music streaming company.

26.1 billion

That's the total number of streams accumulated by Ta...

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Main stories — Week

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These are the main stories published in the past week by Creative Industries News:

LEAD STORY> European Parliament’s Culture Committee adopts a report calling for ‘a fair and sustainable ecosystem for music streaming’

COPYRIGHT & REGULATION> Indie labels and performers’ organisations call for the EU to find a legislative solution to recording’s performance rights payments> Uruguay’s adoption of equitable remuneration criticised by Spotify and WIN> Europe’s AI Act c...

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