Broadcast, Film and Convergence in Africa - Issue no 349 on 18 September 2020

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TV5MONDE launches its francophone VoD platform with one eye on the African market – 3,000 hours of content to rise to 5,000 by 2021

18 September 2020

TV5MONDE launches its francophone VoD platform with one eye on the African market – 3,000 hours of content to rise to 5,000 by 2021 Francophone Africa has access to far fewer online content platforms than its Anglophone equivalent. This week things are about to change with the launch of TV5MONDEPLUS.COM. Russell Southwood asked TV5MONDE’s Director-General Yves Bigot how he see the prospects for the platform in Africa. The idea for TV5MONDEPLUS.COM came out of “a meeting of minds” between Bigot and Melanie Joly, then Canadian Minister of Culture and now Minister of Tourism, Official Languages. It got backing at the…