The theme for this year’s 3rd annual Broadcast, Film & Music Africa conference, which takes place from June 26-27 at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi, Kenya, is: Building a world class electronic media industry in Africa.
About half of the countries in Africa have liberalized their broadcast markets and have seen lots of growth in the number of new TV and radio stations, promising the kind of growth that the mobile market has experienced.
A broadcast media that used to comprise of only a small number of TV and radio stations, is now seeing a proliferation of new ways in which programming can be consumed by audiences. This growth in the many different ways of receiving programming, has begun to fragment the market. Thus, 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 liberalization 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 professionals 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.
• Library Facilities for music, commercials and programmes.
Attendance is FREE for industry professionals, academics, policy-makers, regulators, researchers, analysts and students.
To register, go to www.aitecafrica.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.