Chad: PM opens the Constitutive General Assembly of Private Television in Africa

Regulation & Policy

Monday, March 31, 2014, Chad's Prime Minister, His Excellency Mr. Kalzeub Payimi Deubet chaired the opening of the Constituent General Assembly of the African Private TV ceremony at the "palais du 15 Janvier".

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This first meeting which took place in N'Djamena was attended by 7 private  African TV channels and a TV partner from DUBAI. The purpose of these meetings is to develop a network of private African television channels.

The Private Television Network Africa has been created in N'Djamena. The Prime Minister who chaired this major event is part of the promotion of the African media landscape.

This meeting, the first of its kind, aims at getting managers of private television channels in Africa to create an ideal space for brainstorming and sharing of experiences. This is part of a South-South cooperation to strengthened links between private television companies.

This transformative power of African societies come together not only to enable Africa to assert itself in the world, but also to demonstrate the ability of the African continent to meet the challenges of communication. This initiative of the President of the High Council of Communication, Mr. Mustafa Ali Alifei was encouraged, before declaring it provides some of the answers to the challenges of TV in this phase of transition to digital.

The Prime Minister welcomed this innovative meeting, which coincides with the celebration of year 1, marking the rise of Al -Nasser TV on satellite.

The seven African private channels which attended are private television channels from Niger, Mali, Gabon, Sudan and of course Chad. Also, a television partner from Dubai also participated in the meeting.

Source: gouvernement du Tchad  1st April 2014. WRITTEN BY PRIME MINISTER