Koichi Yokoyama, Project Manager at MyContent is reminding North African broadcasters that there are only 2 months left for the Middle East's first entertainment content exhibition and conference MyContent which will be held at Dubai International Exhibition & Convention Centre. The dates are: 29th Nov. - 1st Dec. 2010.
Deutsche Welle is comprised of a team of around 1,500 employees and hundreds of freelancers from more than 60 countries. Its services reach more than 86 million listeners and viewers worldwide each week and is respected as a credible source of information.
Sevan Ibrahim-Sauer briefed Sylvain Beletre from Balancing Act on how Deutsche Welle (DW) supports African media, especially online media, TV and Radio stations, as follows.
1) High quality TV content: DW has a catalogue of free and paid TV programmes which can be broadcast by African TV stations.
Deutsche Welle is comprised of a team of around 1,500 employees and hundreds of freelancers from more than 60 countries. Its services reach more than 86 million listeners and viewers worldwide each week and is respected as a credible source of information. Sevan Ibrahim-Sauer briefed Sylvain Beletre from Balancing Act on how Deutsche Welle (DW) supports African media, especially online media, TV and Radio stations, as follows.
A documentary film on Cote d’Ivoire’s President Laurent Gbagbo is touring Mali and Burkina. Titled "A man, a vision”, it has been directed by Mrs. Hanny Tchelley Etibou. Two dates were set - 14 and 24 September, 2010 - to unveil the film to cine buffs, politics and lovers of the 7th art of Mali and Burkina Faso. In Burkina Faso, the ''Neerwaya Film, Ouagadougou cinema” will project the documentary. It should be noted that these dates give the starting signal of a large international tour of film in Africa and Europe.
Leading African media executives are preparing to meet in Tanzania from 26-29 September for the 2010 edition of the Africa Media Leadership Conference (AMLC). This year’s summit will focus on identifying and developing “Sustainable Media Business Models in the Digital Age”.
Ghana’s Cine Media is looking to sell a series version of the popular “Wedlock of the Gods” story. The company provides educative and informative African program for Television stations with African values around the world. The main focus of its business includes visual content production, distribution and sales, facilitation of film projects for foreigners wishing to work in Ghana and Nigeria and production of feature films and documentaries.
- South Africa: National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) has released a study this week, intended to establish the attitude of the learners towards local films, while looking at their viewing trends and barriers to attending cinemas.
- Hopeville is due for release on 43 digital screens in South African cinemas on 3 September. The new South African movie stars promote values through the uplifting story of Amos Manyoni, a recovering alcoholic who moves to a rundown rural town in the hope of etching out a new life with his alienated son.
DStv On Demand is a service offered to DStv’s Premium subscribers which was launched in May 2010. It is offered free of charge and is a service in which selected DStv programming is stored on a server or decoder hard drive, allowing subscribers access to these programmes at a time that is convenient to them.
Next month Cote Ouest, Africa’s leading francophone film distributor will launch its first commissioned drama series, l’histoire d’une vie, a love story set in Cote d’Ivoire during the civil war. It will air first on the country’s public broadcaster and CFI, which has helped finance it, will distribute it across Africa. Sylvain Beletre spoke to Cote Ouest’s CEO Bernard Azria. Q: What does Cote Ouest do?