TV Connect Africa, an event previously co-located within AfricaCom, has grown in recent years around distribution models and technologies, to become the premier knowledge exchange and networking platform for broadcasters, telco operators and OTT players across the African continent. While a lot of the focus has been distribution led, growing conference audiences and exhibition visitors have expressed the need not to look at distribution in isolation.
The unprecedented demand for high quality African content across multiple platforms has meant that FTA broadcasters, pay-TV operators and new market entrants all need to build an all-encompassing strategy that meets the needs of evolving consumption behaviours.
As such, AfricaCom 2018 sees the growth and evolution of TV Connect Africa into Africa Video Forum; with content poised to feature as a major part of the show this year incorporating several new content stages and features that will include:
- Africa Video Forum Content Showcase – a dedicated area of the exhibition dedicated to displaying the hottest content on the continent
- Content Hub: Three days of show floor presentations and panels focused purely on monetising new content models for everyone across the media value chain
- Film makers showcase – a chance for talented local film makers to get spotted in an increasingly crowded market
- LeadersIn Video Summit – A one day invitation only, behind closed doors event for the most senior figures in video content and distribution to speak off the record and define the future of the industry in Africa
- VIP industry introductions – matchmaking buyers and sellers to make sure time at the event is best spent
Africa Video Forum is co-located with AfricaCom, returning to Cape Town’s CTICC from 13 to 15 November.