Broadcast, Film and Convergence in Africa - Issue no 400 on 18 November 2022

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Benin’s Ministry of Sport sets up outside broadcast company for national football league, concerts and political meetings

18 November 2022

In an unusual move, Benin’s Minister of Sport Oscar Homeky has (with the support of President Patrice Talon) set up a newly created state company to film and broadcast national football tournaments and other events. Russell Southwood spoke to Jean-Paul Douin, responsible for exports at Videlio about the contract that has launched the new company. The new state company ANECSMO has acquired an outside broadcast fleet that is probably unique in the West African region. The main OB unit (built on an 18 ton IVECO chassis) has an existing capacity for 10 HD cameras, all of which are 4K ready…