Nigeria to take center stage at DISCOP AFRICA
The Los Angeles and Johannesburg-based DISCOP Organization announced a major new initiative to celebrate the content, production and distribution industries in key territories served by its two regional markets, as it introduces a 'Guest Country' focus at both DISCOP Africa and DISCOP Istanbul.
Nigeria will be the first country to take centre stage at Johannesburg based DISCOP Africa in November 2013. A range of dedicated events, screenings and conference tracks will take place to mark the 20th anniversary of Nollywood, highlighting the rapidly growing Nigerian movie industry, which was recently ranked second in the world in production terms.
Also at DISCOP Africa, Richard Bell, CEO of Wanachi Group, East Africa's leading home entertainment operator and the second largest Pay-TV operator in Africa, is announced as the keynote speaker at the event's opening session. Richard Bell will be interviewed in a one-on-one session on the development of the Pay-TV market in Africa and the reasons why Africa is expected to be the world's number one Pay-TV marketplace within the next ten years. Rick Feldman will moderate the session which will take place on Wednesday 6th November at 9am.
"A guest country will be honored at each DISCOP Africa to offer attendees an in-depth look at Africa's most vibrant marketplaces. To mark Nollywood's 20 year anniversary, Nigeria will be our first guest country and its Film and TV industries will be honored during a special gala evening." comments Patrick Jucaud-Zuchowicki, General Manager of The DISCOP Organisation and adds, "Africa is the fastest-growing advertising, Free-to-Air and Pay-TV marketplace in the world, our ambition is to run two events a year, in the not so distant future, one in South-Africa, and the other one in Nigeria."
More than 2000 delegates from 70-plus countries are expected to attend the 8th edition of DISCOP Africa from 6 to 8 November 2013, representing more than 800 new and established regional and global companies driving content business and digital changes with and across Africa. National umbrellas representing the UK, France, the US, China, Korea, Kenya, Nigeria and South-Africa will also be on the floor.
The Los Angeles and Johannesburg-based DISCOP Organization supports the development, production and distribution of TV content across and with Eurasia and Africa, and plans two industry gatherings a year: DISCOP AFRICA in South-Africa and DISCOP ISTANBUL in Turkey.