Investment

The role of TV in making African football into a viable and marketable product

The African Football Exec. Summit will take place in Johannesburg, South Africa from 18-19  April 2012.

The purpose is to?“Driving new investment, good business practises & technical issues to enhance sustainable development in African football”.

Following the success of the 2011 edition, the “African Football Exec. Summit  2012” will discuss the issues players face in implementing efficient, cost-effective, and innovative solutions to ensure the football business is performing professionally, efficiently and profitably.

Investment - In Brief

- Canal Plus France added 158,000 subscriptions to services in 2011 to take its total to 11.216 million, including 9.76 million in mainland France. Canal Plus France’s subscription base in territories operated by Canal Plus Overseas saw strong growth in Africa, taking its total to 1.456 million. Overall, including Poland and Vietnam, Canal Plus Group had 12.946 million subscriptions sold by the end of the year. Canal Plus Group posted revenues of €4.86 billion for the year, up 3.1%. Canal Plus France’s revenues were up 2.4% to €4 billion. Group EBITA was €701 million, up 1.6%.

SES and Samsung set up a free Satellite TV set

The sector of television receivers just recorded a new technological advance. An ongoing collaboration between SES, the world leader in satellite services and the South Korean giant Samsung has led to the development of a LED TV equipped with a satellite receiving terminal giving access to FTA channels.

The information was revealed on 23 March 2012 in Cape Town, South Africa, on the occasion of ‘Samsung Africa Forum’.

Source: news.abidjan.net

CCTV to produce 20 ‘Faces of Africa’ documentaries

A24 Media is excited to announce the new partnership with China Central Television (CCTV) to produce 20 documentaries for the CCTV series “FACES OF AFRICA”.
CCTV’s commitment to bringing viewers the most compelling, inspiring and charismatic personalities from our continent is consistent with A24 MEDIA’s mandate to show the world the best of Africa.

Source: A24 Media

Investment - In Brief

- South Africa's largest cinema chain, Ster-Kinekor Theatres, which is owned by Primedia, has decided to end its decades-long advertising in print newspapers, directing its clients to the Web and to mobile instead, according to a report. Ster-Kinekor marketing executive Doug Place told iAfrica.com that the company’s core target market was reading fewer and fewer newspapers and was making its entertainment decisions based on online and mobile media.

South Africa: Masters & Savant Worldwide invest in visual media system

Masters & Savant Worldwide has recently purchased Autodesk Smoke, a complete finishing system for visual media, aimed at television and film production.

"By having direct access to this amazing finishing suite will result in quicker turn-around time in approvals and more importantly, in the right hands, give extra sheen to our clients' work," says Masters & Savant Worldwide's Cape Town Managing Director, Reto Reolon.

Source: Biz-Community

Chinese StarTimes to invest in Sierra Leone with DTT offer

StarTimes Communication Network Technology is set to invest in Sierra Leone. This was made known to officials from the Sierra Leone Embassy in China by StarTimes Vice President Charles Liu, during an official visit to the Headquarters of StarTimes at Jianguo Road, Chaoyang District.

StarTimes, which was established in 1988 in China with comprehensive Digital Television in over 8 African countries has been playing the role of the most influential system integrator, technology provider and network operator in China’s broadcasting and television industry.

Source: bikyamsar

Investment - In Brief

- MTN, Uganda's largest mobile operator, maintained its lead as top advertiser in the country in 2011, according to a new media report by Ipsos-Synovate

Namibia: digitalization at NBC

The Director General of the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) Albertus Aochamub speaks about the life at Cullinan Street, his plans for the broadcaster and why he welcomed with open arms the N$90 000 given to him as performance bonus last year.

New Era: You inherited an organization hit by financial and other problems. How has the situation been since your takeover?

Source: New Era

‘Man on Ground’ raised about $30,000 via crowd funding

The South Africa-based actor and producer Akin Omotoso talks about his latest film, ‘Man on Ground’, set to be released across Africa this year.

Akin Omotoso is a chip off the old block. Like his father, he is a bundle of talent combining writing with acting, producing and directing. His acting credits include ‘Blood Diamond’, ‘Shake Hands with the Devil’, ‘Lord of War’ and ‘A Reasonable Man’.

Source: tribune.com.ng
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