Africa's #1 TV and Film Market (Buyers, Sellers and Producers)
Africa's #1 TV and Film Market
Launched in 2015, DISCOP ABIDJAN is specifically aimed at the fast expanding African francophone, multi-screen and multi-platform marketplace. Driven by the tastes, expectations and usage patterns of an extremely young demographic, innovative business models and rapidly rising consumer embracement of pay and satellite television, television content business in Francophone Africa continued to show strong year-to-year growth in 2016, and rising fast as the driving trends behind this long-term growth, remain the strongest in Africa.
Celebrating its 3rd anniversary and set from 30 May to 1 June at the SOFITEL IVOIRE HOTEL, the 2017 edition of DISCOP ABIDJAN, in a continuous drive to stimulate business deals and coproduction initiatives, will include (1) a 3-day market bringing together buyers and sellers of film, television content, adaptation rights and packaged channels, and (2) a sidebar informative, deal-building, training, pitching, screening and networking program tailored for broadcasters and independent producers from francophone Africa, to help them broaden their expertise, identify partners for their projects, pitch new ideas, find distribution, and rub shoulders with key players, influencers and trendsetters.
1500+ delegates representing close to 700+ companies from 70+ countries are expected to take part in DISCOP ABIDJAN including international and regional distributors of film, television and web content, adaptation rights and packaged channels; major broadcasters and digital, cable, mobile and streaming services operating in francophone Africa looking to acquire foreign content; local producers and advertisers seeking adaptation rights for unscripted and scripted shows; independent film, television and web content producers seeking distribution and funding opportunities, with projects in development, green-lighted works in progress and finished content; and advertising and marketing agencies, consumer brands, star bloggers, talent and journalists.