The second edition of NFVF’s Box Office report shows some welcom developments in the distribution and exhibition arena. Though in its infancy, the report, reviewing 2010 second trimester, captures the current changes in audience preferences and industry sustainability.
At a time when competition is fierce among French TV broadcasters, Orange TV is expanding its offering to try and seduce more TV fans and increase its penetration rate. Orange TV in France is about to add a new channel to its bouquet; RTG1 (Radio Télévision du Gabon) will be available shortly to its “Bouquet Africain”. Mostly targeted to the Diaspora in France, the bouquet fee is 6.90€/month and will bring the number of channels to eight.
- Bernard Azria, MD of Cote Ouest – one of the largest distributors of audiovisual content in Africa including 200 very high-quality films from Africa – said he was delighted by MIPCOM 2010: “busier than last year, more deals volume, lots of interest for content quality”. MIPCOM this year welcomed a raft of international talent, as 12,400 delegates from over 100 countries gathered in Cannes, France.
As digitisation radically transforms the way people around the world interact with media content, and as media consumption trends and behaviour continue to evolve, Deloitte has released new research that highlights a number of compelling global trends that can help TMT companies develop effective business strategies and achieve long-term business growth.
Recognising a gap in the local market for quality distribution, South African based distributor Ten10 Films is leading the way for a new breed of independent distributors that aren’t afraid to take risks. "Our choice of film to release reflects our desire to grow cinema going audiences and to widen the range of films available," says Tendeka.
- In South Africa, two broadcasters face the challenge of finding the right business model to monetize Mobile TV Content. Cellular network operators and television broadcasters MultiChoice and e.tv who recently received their licences need to launch their offers within the next 12 months, according Icasa. However, a 2009 survey revealed that only 15 percent of cellphone users would be willing to pay for mobile TV. Service providers will need to turn to advertising as a main source of revenue and it will take about six years for mobile TV to become a viable business.
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.