Discop Africa: Programme directors from 24 African chanels discussed CFI acquisition

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Programme directors from 24 African partner channels convened at DISCOP (Africa's premier market for TV programmes) in Johannesburg this year for CFI s annual programmes committee.

As in previous years, this event is where partner channels select the 1,000 hours of programmes to be broadcast by CFI s satellite network over the course of 2013, including dramas, documentaries and youth programmes.

Participants were offered a series of training courses, dealing with topics such as how to monetise a programme schedule, how to launch a musical entertainment or culinary programme, how to present a local sport as a media event, and how to cooperate constructively with the United Nations, etc.

These training courses instantly benefited those taking part, who sere then be in a position to maximise their new-found skills at the DISCOP Africa programmes market.
This event gave programme directors an opportunity to connect with a wide variety of industry professionals, including distributors, producers, and African and international channels, with a view to establishing future collaborations.

CFI used the event to evaluate its cooperation package with its African partners.