TELECOMS

AfricaCom 2019 – For four days it’s the human social media of Africa’s communications industry

15 November 2019

AfricaCom organizer KNect365 said that it has had its biggest event yet with 15,000 visitors going to Cape for Africa’s telecoms and communications mega-meet. Russell Southwood attempts the difficult task of trying to give some idea of what went on. The annual AfricaCom event is rather like an expanding universe that seems to suck in more and more neighboring galaxies. It is not only the massive exhibition and conference that sprawls across two Convention Centre halls but also the Westin Hotel across the road that is completely colonized by the event. In addition, there are a number of independent “off-site”…

BROADCAST

DISCOP 2019 focuses on Free-To-Air broadcasters because they are still the ones delivering mass audiences despite the Pay TV and VoD hype, says Patrick Zuchowicki

6 November 2019

DISCOP’s founder and CEO Patrick Zuchowicki says that this year’s event will be focused on providing profile and business opportunities for Africa’s Free-To-Air broadcasters, particularly its public broadcasters. Russell Southwood spoke to him about what he has planned for DISCOP 2019. Zuchowicki says that there will be 750 attendees at this year’s DISCOP. There will be 250 acquisition executives, representing 75-200 platforms and 200 producers from Africa with 50 projects in development:”It’s important for us to highlight co-production. It’s about going beyond buying and selling”. There will be a strong focus on a key group of countries - UK, Canada,…

REPORTS

Sub-Saharan Africa's Broadcasting Landscape

Balancing Act is pleased to announce the publication of Sub-Saharan Africa’s Broadcasting Landscape and Nine Key Markets. The report is a joint publication with one of the continent’s leading providers of mobile-based research and insights GeoPoll.