In brief

15 November 2018

Distribution

The first two seasons of The Girlfriend Experience, executive produced by Oscar winner Steven Soderbergh (Sex, Lies and Videotape, Traffic), are now streaming first and only on Showmax in South Africa.

Zambia's Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has cancelled TopStar's dual role as content provider and public signal carrier in the country's ongoing digital migration after a public outcry, ITWeb reported. It will now only be responsible for signal transmission. The Chinese firm is helping Zambia to switch to digital broadcasting through a joint venture with the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC), in which it owns 60 percent.

Plans for a mutually beneficial working relationship in film production and distribution between Nigeria and France have reached an advanced stage.

This was disclosed at the French Day Roundtable -- one of the industry sessions at the ongoing Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF). Delegates from France and Nigerian filmmakers rubbed minds on how well they could leverage on several French platforms to distribute Nollywood films in France. Though finer details of the treaty are being fine-tuned, however, Eric Garandeau, a former president of the French Government National Centre for Cinema and Moving Image (CNC), said that France is very open to co-productions with Nigeria.