BCEAO releases $ 6 billion for West African economies

The BCEAO has just made a liquidity injection of 3350 billion FCFA ($ 6 billion) at a fixed rate of 2% in favor of several banks of the UMOA. A total of 87 financial institutions participated in the operation. The Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) made a further injection of liquidity to its member countries last week. In total, 3350 billion FCFA ($ 6 billion) were disbursed by the institution.

During the auction on September 14, 87 banks in the sub-region obtained an injection of liquidity at a fixed rate of 2%. With more than 1000 billion FCFA ($ 1.8 billion), it is the Ivory Coast which obtained the most important financing, ie 31% of the funds injected.

It is followed by Senegal with more than 580 billion FCFA ($ 1 billion), Mali with 466 billion FCFA (835 million $), Benin with 434.5 billion FCFA (777 million $) and Burkina Faso with 318 billion FCFA. ($ 569 million). Niger with 241.6 billion FCFA ($ 432 million), Togo with 219 billion FCFA (…

Disney+: 1.8 million downloads in 24 hours, what to overshadow Netflix?

For its first day in France, Disney+ met with great success in app stores. The app has been downloaded 1.8 million times. Is the platform a major competitor for Netflix? Two weeks late, Disney+ finally arrives in France. The SVoD platform has been available since Tuesday April 7 and will certainly change the landscape of the French audiovisual industry. On social networks, there have been many publications related to the launch of the platform, but it was previously impossible to assess the success of Disney+ in France.

Disney+: 1.8 million downloads in 24 hours, what to overshadow Netflix?

It’s now done. Mobile analytics specialist App Annie reveals the number of downloads for the first day. In 24 hours, Disney+ broke the records and the app was downloaded 1.8 million times from Google and Apple stores, making it the most downloaded app on April 7. In Europe, Disney+ has been downloaded 5 million times since March 24, when the platform was due to arrive in France. However, these figures must be put in perspective, since they are certainly not representative of the number of subscriptions subscribed in France. It is indeed necessary to take into account the web version of the platform, which some people certainly prefer to the application. The four simultaneous screens will also encourage subscribers to share an account, and we can imagine that for each subscription, there are at least four users. Nevertheless, it’s a great launch for Disney that seems to have found its audience. All that remains is to keep it at the end of the 7-day trial period.

Will Disney+ overshadow Netflix?

The masters of the 7th art seems to have successfully gone digital and now overshadows Netflix. If the Reed Hasting firm largely dominates the SVoD market, it seems to have found a new major opponent. As a reminder, at its launch in 2014 Netflix had 250,000 subscribers. Figures that quickly increased and placed it on the first step of the podium with 6.7 million French subscribers in 2020. Amazon Prime Video is not outdone with 150 million subscribers to across the globe. It must be said that the offer is attractive since it allows for 49 euros per year to benefit from the entire series and films catalog and to benefit from express and free delivery on certain articles of the site. OCS, meanwhile, reached 3.3 million subscribers in France on June 30. It remains to be seen whether Disney+ will succeed in breaking through into the now colossal SVoD offering. There is no doubt that it will compete with the giants of the market thanks to its catalogs containing Disney, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic content. If some were surprised not to find the latest productions of the firm on Disney+, everyone is staying in the same boat in France. Media chronology prevents a film from being made available less than 36 months before its release in dark theaters. So we shouldn't see the last Star Wars for three years. Regardless, many original content will allow you to wait, like the exclusive series The Mandalorian. As a reminder, Disney+ is offered at 6.99 euros per month for 4 simultaneous screens and content in 4K.