A24 media and FIFA Films distribute the football fever in Africa


African film distributor A24 media has compiled footage that showcases the football fever in four of the six African countries that participate in the June 11th South football African gala. Broadcasters can get these stories for as little as $150 each!

Cameroon World Cup Fever

Ivory Coast World Cup Fever

Nigeria World Cup Fever

Ghana World Cup Fever

The FIFA Films team based in Zug, Switzerland is FIFA's partner responsible for the management, maintenance and commercialisation of the FIFA Films Archive. Since 1954, internationally renowned film-makers have been commissioned to produce a FIFA World Cup Official Film of each World Cup. These films cover each tournament in its entirety, with all of the goals and highlights shot from every conceivable angle with a depth and quality of coverage that is unsurpassed.

Among its FIFA World Cup Stories, FIFA Films also holds a production called “African Odyssey”. The FIFA Films Archive includes all televised FIFA World Cup matches from 1966-2006 and the FIFA World Cup™ Official Films 1954-2006 produced by some of the world's most talented independent producers together with event footage from FIFAs other unique and celebrated international events such as the FIFA Confederations Cup and the FIFA Women's World Cup.

 More details can be obtained from http://www.fifafilms.com/programming/

 2 title +story: Trace TV and TV5 scoop programme awards, Trace TV will launch Africa Music Channel

Trace TV and TV5 both scooped awards for programmes focused on Africa that they make. Trace TV has also announced that it will be putting together an African music channel.

On June 2nd, 2010, International urban music channel Trace was voted both Coolest TV Channel and Coolest TV Music Channel by the youth of South Africa at the sixth annual “Sunday Times” Generation Next 2010 Survey Awards in Johannesburg, at The Arena at Halfway Toyota in Fourways, Gauteng. Organised by “The Sunday Times”, the newspaper is South Africa’s largest weekly with more than 3 million readers.

Held Thursday, May 27, the yearly ceremony surveys a panel of 5,839 young South African urbanites — ages 8 to 22 — living in six major provinces.

The Coolest TV Channel award was granted to Trace, ahead of Disney Channel,
Cartoon Network, MTV Base, MNet, and SABC1. The Coolest TV Music Channel award went to Trace, ahead of Channel O, MTV Base and MTV this year.

After only three years broadcasting in South Africa, on the DStv MultiChoice network, Trace has won the hearts of young viewers with a unique mix of international programming and urban trend-spotting from all around the globe, including South Africa.

In Africa, the channel is distributed by Canal +, Dstv and a few cable/MMDS companies. The channel is accessed by 3.5 million paid and legal African subscribers, and an approximate audience of 40 million illegal subscribers. Trace TV is planning to launch a new 100% African music channel.

Meanwhile TV5Monde received the Jury Prize for the "Web-news" category and a special "heart shot" for its new Web TV "TV5Monde Africa +" at the first Web-TV Festival in La Rochelle. The festival also awarded TV5Monde Africa + under a special "favourite" mention for its innovative and interactive web TV. Launched last May 25, the web TV is available free at www.tv5monde.com/afrique.