Taking place at the Grand Palm Hotel, Casino and Convention Resort, Gaborone, Botswana from Sunday 22 August 2010 to Wednesday 25 August 2010, the Pamro event will feature “Strong Foundation Amidst Waves of Change” as the conference theme.
Naspers released its annual results on Tuesday, 29 June 2010. "Overall we had a good year," Ton Vosloo, Naspers chairman said. "The increase in free cash flow to R4.1 billion was particularly pleasing."
Naspers is reporting a 5% increase in revenue to R28 billion for the financial year ended 31 March 2010. Operational profit (before amortisation and other gains and losses) grew by 10% to R5.4 billion, mainly due to cost management and flat development spend.
- BBC’s African office in Dakar is almost set up. The new office will have 20 staff and should kick off in July 2010 with “pilot” programmes. - Two donors, the Hubert Bals Fund (HBF) and Jan Vrijman Fund (JVF) will kick off their “Cinema Mondial Tour” in July 2010. The film programme will tour film festivals in Africa until March 2011.
Mediacast (Maghreb), the leading independent broadcast content provider from the North Africa region has in June 2010 launched Africa’s first global web TV in Arabic. Using a proprietary development of concept, technology and operation, considered at the forefront of new media provision in the region, DABA TV is a dynamic online VoD platform of aspiring production quality.
With round the clock daily news and five weekly current affairs programmes, the web portal is targeted at the online community of Morocco and its global Diaspora.
South African and Australian film-makers will now have an opportunity to work together following the signing of a film co-production treaty between the governments of South Africa and Australia.
Arts and Culture Minister Lulu Xingwana signed the agreement on behalf of the South African government while Kate Ellis MP, Australian Minister for Sport, Youth, Early Childhood Education and Childcare, signed on behalf of the Australian government.
- Mid-May 2010, MultiChoice South Africa handed over three fully resourced and networked multimedia school laboratories in KwaZulu-Natal to the Superintendent General- Dr R C Lubisi of the Provincial Department of Education. To date MultiChoice has installed 15 multimedia laboratories in 5 provinces, which includes Limpopo, Gauteng, North-West, Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.
The 2010 FIFA World Cup will take place in South Africa from 11 June to 11 July 2010. To help CFI’s TV partners adapt their schedule to this sporting event, CFI has selected several documentaries that will be offered to them in the weeks to come:
• Nelson Mandela : In the Name of Freedom (52’)
• The Adventure of African Football (2 x 52’)
• Political Assassinations : the End of Apartheid) (52’)
• Le Ballon d’or (The Golden Ball) (90’), feature film by Cheikh Doukouré
Early in May 2010 and for three days, the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), World Bank, National Film & Video Censors Board (NFVCB), Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC), and Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) met up with the objetive of exporting Nigerian entertainment to global audience.
Vanguard, which was part of the various workshops spoke to a World Bank Finance and Private Sector specialist, Chioma Nwagboso. Here are the key highlights.
- Globacom is now the exclusive sponsor of CNN International's weekly half-hour magazine programme, 'African Voices.' Speaking on the partnership, Charles Jenarius, Globacom's Regional Director of Marketing Communications for West Africa, said 'African Voices' offers the network a huge platform to reach its millions of subscribers in the region.
The MGM Channel has entered into a deal with On Digital Media (ODM) to launch the service in South Africa on the basic tier of its new pay-TV satellite platform, Top-TV. The announcement was made today by Bruce Tuchman, president, MGM Worldwide Networks, and Vino Govender, CEO of ODM.
While The MGM Channel is widely available in markets across sub-Saharan and North Africa, securing the launch agreement on Top-TV represents the first time the lion will roar in South Africa on its own channel.