Distribution News: In Brief


- South African Minister of Arts and Culture Lulu Xingwana led a delegation formed by the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), in association with the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) and the International Marketing Council (IMC) of South Africa, to the Cannes International Film Festival, 12 - 23 May 2010.

- DStv and Discovery Networks held a showcase evening to celebrate Discovery's extended portfolio of international networks. These include Discovery Channel's new position in the entertainment section of DStv's EPG, the much anticipated local launch of Discovery World and the new offerings being provided by Discovery HD Showcase.

- Regional body the East Africa Communications Organisations (EACO) agreed during its 17th annual Congress held in Kampala to harmonise strategies on migration from analogue to digital broadcasting by December 2012. The national information agency in Rwanda, Orinfor, has already entered a Rwf 14.3 billion deal with a US company, Harris Corp, to upgrade their broadcasting network, countrywide, by the end of the year.