The ninth DISCOP Africa is set to take place from 5 to 7 November, 2014, at the Sandton Convention Center in Johannesburg, the largest and most important gathering for anyone interested in content, film, TV programming, adaptation rights and packaged channels market opportunities.
Over 2000 delegates from 70 countries are expected to converge on DISCOP Africa, including 250 exhibitors representing global and regional entertainment content providers from Africa and overseas; over 750 key acquisitions, commissioning and programming executives representing Africa’s most important public and commercial broadcasters, pay-TV operators, OTT platforms, mobile networks and production companies; and national umbrella exhibitions representing firms from South Africa, USA, Ivory Coast, the European Union, Kenya, China, Korea, France and Israel.
DISCOP Africa 2014 has formed many strategic partnerships, with the most recent including some of South Africa’s major players in the film and TV industry such as the department of arts and culture, the National Film and Video Foundation, the Gauteng Film Commission and the SABC.
“The NFVF recognises distribution as one of the most critical elements in the development of South Africa’s film and content production industries. DISCOP Africa presents a unique opportunity for the advancement of our distribution goals,” says Zama Mkosi, CEO of the National Film and Video Foundation.
Programmes include a celebration of the Ivory Coast, Guest Country will be Ivory Coast, a country set to play a key-role in the development of television content production and distribution across Africa; The Black Legacy gala evening; a pitching, mentoring and networking programme that includes mentoring workshops and pitching competitions; a 20 years of TV in SA conference, and much more.
Registration is now open for exhibition space as well as for non- exhibiting delegates who would like to attend. All information can be found at here. More information is also available at www.facebook.com/discopafrica.
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