Investment - In Brief


- In Cotonou, Benin, 25th. January 2014, the public television broadcaster launched a Chinese film week. The campaign aims to promote Chinese culture in Benin and was officially launched at the Chinese Cultural Centre of Cotonou. "The Chinese film week on Beninese public television will allow people from Benin to be culturally closer to China through the dissemination of Chinese cinemas on Beninese public channel for a week," said the director of the Chinese Cultural Centre, Mr. Bai Guangming. Source:

- Jan. 2014: Benghazi TV, a new HD channel that claims to be the first non-state channel in Libya, has launched on the free-to-air broadcast platform Nilesat in the Middle East. The station is using OASYS Automated Playout’s integrated playout platform, called Chameleon. Mike Kenna, sales director, EMEA at OASYS said: “We are delighted to increase our installed base in Libya and thus our footprint in the Middle East.” Source:

- On the occasion of the 36th edition of the International Short Film Festival of Clermont-Ferrand (France), Madagascar and Mauritius have set up their booth in the biggest short films market in the world. Source:

- Century Cinemas is to open cinemas at new Acacia Mall, Kampala - Under construction.