Dicop Africa 2013 (Photo credit: www. discopafrica.com)
Discop Africa, a pivotal content, production and distribution exhibition, is
increasing exhibition space to cater to 300 international sellers of finished TV
content, adaptation rights and branded TV channels who will be attending the
event from 5 to 7 November at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.
The industry demand marks a 20% increase above 2013 figures.
Patrick Zuchowicki, General Manager of event organisers, Basic Lead says:
Africa is the worlds fastest growing TV and online business marketplace. We
estimate the Continent to be worth half a billion dollars in revenue for the
international content business, twice as much as just three years ago.
The forthcoming ninth edition of Discop Africa will host a series of high level
conferences measuring the current level of development of television in Africa,
as well as a 20 years of democracy / 20 years of television in Africa summit which
will be organized in partnership with the Ministry of Arts and Culture of the
Republic of South Africa.
In an initiative to create awareness, Discop Africa has signed on to support
Malaria No More, a non-profit organization which is determined to end malaria
deaths in Africa. This will allow Malaria No More the opportunity to exhibit and
deliver a presentation highlighting its work to more than 2000 attending
Gary Ginsburg, EVP Corporate Marketing & Communications at Time Warner Inc.
and board member of Malaria No More comments: Malaria No Mores new
partnership with Discop Africa presents the opportunity to leverage the power of
media to raise awareness of malaria and save lives. Since 2000, the malaria
mortality rate has fallen 51% among children under the age of five, but we still
have our work cut out for us. As partners, we will encourage media leaders to
sign on to support the campaign and rally their viewers to end malaria
Malian television series snapped up for local market In a first for South African television, The Kings of Sιgou (Les Rois de Sιgou),
a French-speaking historical series by director Boubacar Sidibι and producer
Nana Kadidia Toumagnon of Brico Films in Mali, was bought by local pay
television channel M-Net at DISCOP Africa in November 2013...
DISCOP AFRICA gains momentumContent buyers, sellers and producers from South Africa, Africa and the rest of
the world are registering in droves to attend the multi-platform content
market, DISCOP AFRICA...