Distribution - In Brief


A newcomer to the African broadcasting sector became known as part of the 22nd edition of Fespaco: Afrik.tv. Joakim Afoutni, the editor of the webTV explained that the new video agency relies on its professional African network to supply video reports in line with the realities of the continent to the world. Reports will be broadcast by Africa 24, TV5, and CFI which will distribute them to about 60 African countries. Soon, the agency hopes that France 24, BBC and Al Jazeera will become clients. A yearly access to the professional content costs between 15,000 Euros for websites and 60,000 Euros for TV stations.

On March 2, 2011, Agence France-Presse (AFP) signed a technical and commercial partnership in Asia, the Middle East and Africa with BlueFox, a content integrator specialised in digital signage (video, photo and text for public screens).

In South Africa, PwC has released a report on 3D that reviews the 3D market and its success in South Africa in films, TV, video games, PCs and mobiles. Eight of the top 20 grossing films in the first eight months of 2010 were 3D, compared with three in 2009 and one in 2008.  According to the report, 50-70% of box office revenues are generated by 3D, which has helped the entire industry to increase revenues despite a decline in ticket sales.