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 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’.


Investment - In Brief

- Fixed line incumbent Telecom Egypt (TE) as launched its first IPTV services via its ISP subsidiary TE Data, reports C21Media. The TE-VU services provides streaming and video-on-demand content to TE Data’s ADSL subscribers.

- The subscription TV market in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, including pay-TV, video-on-demand, mobile and video- streaming services as well as license fees, will expand 24 percent to $95 billion in the next four years, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Internet-streamed videos are forecast to be the fastest growing segment.

Zimbabwe: Govt intensifies efforts to expand transmission

Government has intensified efforts to expand radio and television transmission to reach most parts of the country, a Cabinet Minister has said.

In his speech to mark today's World Radio Day, Media, Information and Publicity Minister Webster Shamu said Radio Zimbabwe and Power FM coverage of the country was now 80 percent, while television transmission had increased from 45 to 75 percent.

He said three television transmitters were already installed in Beitbridge, Plumtree and Victoria Falls.

Source: The Herald

New partnership launched for African media

The African Media Initiative (AMI) and the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) have launched an ambitious strategic partnership to provide professional training and other forms of technical support to develop media businesses across the African continent.

Source: The Zimbabwean
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