Broadcast, Film & Music Africa 2013


Building a world class electronic media industry in Africa is the theme of Broadcast,
Film & Music Africa (BFMA) 2013, which takes place at the Kenyatta International
Conference Centre Harambee Avenue, Nairobi, Kenya from 26 to 27 June.

Just under half of the countries in Africa have liberalised their broadcast markets and
there has been a considerable growth in the number of new television and radio
stations. The final opening up by the rest of the countries on the continent promises
the kind of growth that the mobile market has experienced over the next five years.

Whereas broadcast media used to be simply a small number of TV and radio channels,
there is now a proliferation of ways in which broadcast programming can be received
by its audiences including satellite, IP-TV, PC and mobile. Taken together, the
number of channels and the many different ways of receiving programming has begun
to fragment the traditional market. African broadcasters need to find new ways to
sustain their audiences and attract new advertising.

Africa’s broadcast and film industries are entering the new decade full of dynamism
and potential as a result of last liberalisation in broadcasting and unprecedented
entrepreneurial drive in film-making over the past decade. The 3rd African Broadcast
and Film Conference will provide a stock-taking opportunity for players in both
industries, and empower them with the knowledge and business contacts they need
to build effectively on the gains so far.

The conference is aimed at senior and middle managers in: national television
stations; national radio stations; pay TV companies using cable, IP-TV or satellite;
international broadcasting services like CNN, BBC, NBC, VOA, China Broadcasting,
Deutsche Welle, Al Jazeera, Radio Japan, Radio Moscow, Radio France International
and Radio Netherlands; television and film production companies; facilities providers
including production equipment hire, post-production and outside broadcast;
organisations like donors and faith-based organisations that run their own broadcast
organisations for development purposes; television and film equipment vendors and
satellite capacity suppliers; advertising and marketing agencies; mobile and fixed
telephone operators looking at convergence opportunities; and library facilities for
music, commercials and programmes.

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