24 April 2019
The 3-day conference annually hosts over 200 attendees where industry leaders debate on new trends, business models and regulatory issues; and also reinforce relationships between FTAs, Pay-TV operators, OTT, satellite operators, TV channels, music, production, distribution, media & technology companies connected to the TV and entertainment industry.
The event has been continuously growing to bring together the captains of industry looking for better ways to produce and monetize their content across multiple platforms and devices.
Our HOT TOPICS are:
- FTTH boom in South Africa: A game changer
- African Public Broadcasters: how to enter the digital world?
- Changing media landscape: Private TV on the rise!
- Monetization of TV & video via YouTube and digital platforms
- Digital FTA opportunities and success stories in Africa
- Mobile operators going OTT: opportunity and challenges
- Television advertising in Africa: looking at the needs of the buyers
- Mobile money: Integration of payment solutions for Pay TV and OTT operators
Addis International Film Festival
30 April to 5 May 2019
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
The Addis International Film Festival (AIFF) is an annual documentary film festival created by Initiative Africa in 2007 and held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It is the largest independent documentary cinema festival in Africa and it was established as a unique initiative seeking to use the power of documentaries and short films to support innovative ways of creating awareness on social issues.AIFF also supports the development of emerging talent, providing educational and networking opportunities, outreach training schemes and structured internship and volunteer programs all year. The festival itself is an exciting forum for new talent to meet established filmmakers and producers and buyers.
Submission date: 25 February 2019
Reed Exhibitions Africa and ReedPOP announced that the second edition of Comic Con Africa will take place from 21 – 24 September 2019, at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand.
Due to the unprecedented success of the inaugural Comic Con Africa, the event will now take place over four days, including the Heritage Day Public Holiday on the 24th. This is to accommodate even more pop culture fans that will be wanting to attend after the success of this year’s event.
Comic Con Africa is coming to Cape Town
Following the wild success of Comic Con Africa in Johannesburg last year and the anticipated continued success this year, the companies responsible for the popular pop culture and gaming event, announced that the Mother City will get its very own Comic Con in 2020. Comic Con Cape Town will take place from May 1-3 2020 and will have its own tailored lineup of talent geared towards the fanbase of the city, playing towards its unique strengths and personality.
“With the unprecedented success of the 2018 Comic Con Africa it is the natural next step to bring this format to the city of Cape Town. While the style of this Comic Con will be slightly different to Comic Con Africa, we still expect the same level of entertainment focusing on our key pillars which include film, series, animation, cosplay, comic books and gaming. We are thrilled to be announcing the dates when we will be bringing the Comic Con magic to another South African city,” says managing director Carol Weaving.
With Cape Town being the film capital of South Africa, Comic Con Cape Town will have a stronger focus on films and series than the Comic Con in Johannesburg. With this in mind, Comic Con Cape Town has partnered with the Cape Town International Animation Festival, the only dedicated animation festival in Africa which hosts local and international delegates, appealing to those that are creatives, producers and technical artists.
Comic Con Africa will be held separately from Comic Con Cape Town from September 21-24 2019 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg. Comic Con Africa is a multi-genre entertainment and comic convention that features comic books, games, arts, movies, pop culture elements, and so much more.
Source: Cape Town Etc