* Ross Video has signed on South African supplier, Concilium Technologies to further develop broadcast sales in the region. The agreement will extend Concilium’s product portfolio offering the Ross Vision and CrossOver series of production switchers, XPression 3D Character Generator and Virtual Studio system, OverDrive Automated Production Control System, openGear and SoftMetal Video Servers.Sharon Quigley, International Sales Manager, EAIME said that Ross Video is pleased to have Concilium on board as a partner in South Africa and the Sub-Sahara Countries.
Football isn't the only reason why 2010 will be a good year for South Africa. With five Golden Globe nominations directly linked to the country, Hollywood is sure to take note.
Locally filmed District 9 received a Golden Globe nomination in the Best Screenplay for a Motion Picture category, with South African director Neill Blomkamp and partner Terri Tatchell jointly nominated by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA).
National stations RNM and TVM have a new transmission mast in the Anosy region funded by Radio Nederland. This news was announced by Nathalie Rabe, Minister of Communication, in a visit to Tolagnaro over the Christmas season.
Rabe said that the transmission mast will be installed this month, ahead of legislative elections in March:”The existence of this new mast will make sure that the voting results will reach Anosy quickly… The same will also happen in other regions (on the island).”
Telkom Media was recently rebranded as Super5Media after Shenzhen Media South Africa bought 75 percent of Telkom Media from then controlling shareholder Telkom. Super5Media has a commercial satellite and cable subscription broadcast licence that allows it to operate both a satellite pay-TV service and an IPTV service in South Africa.
The "MJC franciliennes" will show a season of the “greats” of African cinema in several theatres around Paris.With the financial support of "Ile-de-France" Council, the festival will provide a choice of outstanding films from December 10 to 13, 2009.
Great names of the African cinema will be featured; their majority have received trophies such as the "étalon de Yennenga" or the Grand Prix of Fespaco, the great biannual appointment of African Films held in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso.
- Algerian Radio and Deutsche Welle Radio inked a partnership agreement in radio broadcasting and production start of November 2009, the Algerian Radio said in a statement. Both sides have agreed on co-producing and broadcasting during the radio season 2009-2010 two programmes in Algeria and two others in Germany, that is, four thirty-minute broadcasts dealing with issues of bilateral interests, the source added.
Discop Africa 3, the third edition of Discop’s new matchmaking and networking event targeting Sub-Saharan African free and pay television platforms, will take place in Dakar, Senegal at the Pullman Teranga hotel from 24 to 26 February 2010. Discop Africa is the main TV content trade show, one of the most important events for the development of audiovisual content business in sub-saharan Africa.