Showmax’s Candice Fangueiro
Candice Fangueiro, head of content for Africa at Showmax, tells World Screen Newsflash about her overall acquisitions approach, the strategy for increasing the platform’s slate of originals and breaking through in an increasingly competitive landscape.
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The SVOD sector in the Middle East and Africa is forecast to have nearly 20 million paying SVOD subscribers by 2021, up from 3.7 million expected by end-2016, according to Digital TV Research. Netflix is expected to reach 3.37 million subs in the MEA region by 2021, followed by Icflix with 1.85 million, iRoko with 1.55 million, Starz Play with 1.39 million and ShowMax with 992,000.