Satellite firms to swithch on to Africa's potential

European satellite companies are spending millions to roll out coverage of Africa, betting that rising wealth will translate into increased demand for digital television.

The world's poorest continent portends to be a major growth market for broadcasters if they can overcome significant infrastructure hurdles and offer up enough local content, experts say.

Africa is expected to have 85 million households with televisions by 2016, compared with 182 million in Western Europe.

Source: Reuters November 15 2012

Compliance with Orange AFCON South Africa 2013 television and Radio broadcast rights in Sub-Saharan Africa

The television and Radio rights of ORANGE AFCON South Africa 2013, taking place from January 19 to February 10, 2013 are owned by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and have been granted, through a license, to LC2 Media   AFNEX (http://www.lc2international.tv/) in exclusivity for television and Radio broadcasting  via Terrestrial TV and satellite, by free TV , in every language and in forty one (41) countries of Sub-Saharan Africa.

Source: appablog.com

English Club TV reaches MENA region

English Club TV has signed an agreement for distribution of the channel in the Middle East and North African regions.

ECTV Network Ltd and Mediastream FZE have signed an agreement for the exclusive distribution in Middle East region and non-exclusive in Algeria, Chad, Mauritania, Djibouti, Morocco, Somalia, Sudan and Tunisia.
Since November 1, 2012, the educational channel English Club TV is available for the inhabitants of Asia, Middle East and the African continent through the MEASAT 3A satellite.

Source: Broadband Tv News

Distribution - In Brief

-To avoid misinformation and polemics, LC2  has clarified the situation of TV and radio broadcast for the ORANGE CAN South Africa in 2013 within the territories of Cape Verde, Ethiopia and Zambia. Full story here:

Positioning BFMA to meet the educational and marketing needs of an emerging electronic media industry

Now entering its fourth year, BFMA has established itself as a valuable annual industry event, providing a platform for film-makers, broadcasters and music producers and distributors to share knowledge and do business.

The addition of the African Media Exchange in 2012 accelerated the practical business outcomes of the event, enabling producers and innovators to pitch their ideas to potential investors.

Source: AITEC Africa - www.aitecafrica.comSource: ChairmanSource: Sean Moroney

Nigeria: EbonyLife Signs TV Rights deal With Multichoice

EbonyLife, a leading media and entertainment platform has announced the signing of its Channel Distribution Agreement with Multichoice to broadcast on the DStv platform.

The ceremony was sequel to an earlier one signed this year in Calabar on a Joint Venture Agreement and concession of Studio Tinapa.

Source: This Day

Senegal: www.tele-ecole.tv to boost schools' performances

The "cabinet de communication et de management "Show me," will on 5 December 2012 in Dakar launch the "first online television channel specifically dedicated to education and training", with students recounting the life of their universities and institutions "through reports, records and proceedings."

Source: Agence de Presse SenegalaiseSource: translated from French by Balancing Act.

Fox International: “Africa is our key growth point going forwards”

Alessandro Tucci, SVP & General Manager Africa at Fox International, on how to successfully launch new channels and balanced bouquets in small emerging markets, and the unique potential he sees in Africa.

Can you give us a brief overview of which emerging markets Fox is involved in?

Source: IPTV News

Canal Panda commissions a live-action series available in Africa

Canal Panda has made its first major move into original content with the commission of a live-action series featuring its iconic mascot. The Portuguese channel, which is run by Liberty Global’s content division Chellomedia and Portuguese pay TV platform Zon, ordered the series from Iberian producer Coral Europa.

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