Nigeria: Filmmakers to Access UTH Ibadan hospital facilities as a location

The University Teaching Hospital (UTH) Ibadan has agreed to grant Nigerian filmmakers access to professional medical facilities and hospital scenarios that could be recorded in motion pictures.

In a statement by Dr. Tope Alonge, Chief Medical Director of the hospital, at the commissioning of the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) Ibadan Preview Centre, said that the issue of accessing information, the manpower and professional medical scenarios, which hitherto was strained, could now be addressed by the hospital.

Source: Daily Trust - BY Adie Vanessa Offiong

Cinema investments in Burkina Faso and Mali

At a meeting held in Cotonou, film directors from Burkina Faso (photo) and Mali shared their views on the local film and cinema industry.
What is the state of cinema of Burkina Faso?

Source: images francophones

Investment News - In Brief

- A joint venture between local and Indian investors, Bharat Telecom Ltd has set itself the ambitious target of investing US$50 million to connect every home and office in Mauritius through a 2,900 kms fibre network. It will offer high speed broadband (100 mbps) and IPTV through a GPON network.

Highest quality of satellite transmissions for the London 2012 Olympic Games, including broadcast to Africa

Final preparations underway for implementation of Carrier ID to assure quality of satellite TV services

Significant strides forward have been made since the announcement at IBC in September 2011 of the introduction of Carrier ID in advance of the London 2012 Olympic Games  in order to assure quality DVB satellite transmissions of the world's most-watched sporting event, expected to generate over 2,000 hours of satellite coverage.

Source: Eutelsat

African Web video service Iroko raises more funds, targets cable TV

Iroko Partners, an online distributor of African movies and music, has raised another $2 million in its latest round of funding from a Swedish venture capital group as it seeks to take the service to cable and satellite TV partners in the U.S. and Europe.

The Lagos, Nigeria-based company raised the funds from Sweden’s Kinnevik, an early investor in Groupon Inc. Iroko previously raised $8 million from U.S.-based hedge fund Tiger Global in April as investors in emerging markets seek to tap into one of the fastest growing movie businesses in the world.

Source: ReutersSource: Yinka Adegoke

South Africa: Nafcoc invests in Mobile TV

Organised black business group, the National African Federated Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Nafcoc), has bought a 20% stake in Mobile TV, the television broadcasting start-up founded by Mothobi Mutloatse.

Source: NewsCentral Media

Investment News - In Brief

- Venture capitalists from the US and the Netherlands have set their eyes on local animators, film makers and media firms and will be in the country between July 10 and 11 in search of potential viable business ideas they can invest in. The two foreign firms, Acumen Fund and Africa Media Ventures Fund are among six companies that include four Kenyan groups that will be meeting with local film-makers and broadcasters during this year’s 4th Annual Broadcast, Film and Music Africa (BFMA) conference to be held in Nairobi.

3rd Durban FilmMart will include a finance forum

The official countdown to Africa’s premiere film finance and coproduction forum kicks off with a bang this year. With less than six weeks to go to the 3rd Durban FilmMart, organisers are gearing up for the ‘behind-the scenes’ film event of the year. The Durban FilmMart Delegate Registration is officially open promising access to key experts, broadcasters, financiers at the new venue Blue Waters Hotel on the Golden Mile of Durban’s beachfront.

Source: Durban FilmMart June 2012

Television Malagasy renewed capacity contract with Eutelsat

Eutelsat Communications and the government of Madagascar announced the renewal for seven years of a capacity lease on the Eutelsat satellite 16A, at 16 ° is. These resources provide distribution of the first public television station, Television Malagasy (TVM), and national radio, Radio Madagasikara (MNC), on the whole territory of Madagascar.

Source: Eutelsat Communications translated from French by Balancing Act

SAARF PAMRO Conference for Africa Diplomat

y bringing together the media research industry across African borders, the Pan African Media Research Organisation (PAMRO) aims to produce harmonised, compatible and comprehensive audience measurement data for the entire continent. By promoting media research in Africa, PAMRO aims to assist in uncovering the opportunities that exist for growth and development in all African countries. One of PAMRO's key vehicles for bringing people together from around the continent is its annual conference, the PAMRO All Africa Media Research Conference.

Source: bizcommunity 15 Jun 2012
Syndicate content