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Television Archives - Page 2 of 3 - Discop Africa

Genesis Studios Wants to Inspire Through Be.Television

June 23, 2015 |

On May 15th, DISCOP Africa participant Genesis Studios launched a Be.Television with a vision to inspire scion-cultural change through inspirational television content and programming. As a family oriented channel, Be.Television contains a variety of categories designed to meet the needs … Read More

SPI / FilmBox expand in Africa

June 2, 2015 |

SPI International continues its commitment to Africa and announces it will soon launch eight channels with OVY Network in Botswana.

OVYtv will offer its viewers a rich variety of programming including a large selection of popular American and European movies … Read More

DISCOP Africa 2014 High Lights: Crystal TV and Eutelsat sign a Major Deal

November 14, 2014 |

Crystal TV and Eutelsat team on accelerating access to digital channels in Ghana

Accra, Paris, 7 November 2014 — Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) announces it has sealed a ten-year contract with Crystal TV, Ghana’s leading commercial broadcaster, for … Read More

DHX MEDIA at DISCOP Africa 2014

October 30, 2014 |

DHX Media, a leading independent creator, producer, distributor and licensor of children’s entertainment content is producing 60 brand new Teletubbies episodes for CBeebies. The new series will feature the same well-loved characters and styling but will be visually enhanced, bringing a refreshed … Read More

Azteca and Cisneros Media Distribution Partner With AfricaXP to Launch Romanza+Africa

April 7, 2014 |

Two of the world’s largest telenovela producers Azteca and Cisneros Media Distribution (CMD) have partnered with AfricaXP a digital content distributor to launch Romanza+Africa, a new telenovela channel targeting English-speaking Africa.

Africa’s booming entertainment industry is drawing attention from around … Read More

Zuku signs Turner Broadcasting’s Charles Murito as new CEO of Wananchi Programming

November 23, 2013 |

Zuku, the Wananchi Group’s triple play and pay-tv business, has appointed Charles Murito to the newly-created role of Chief Commercial Officer of Wananchi Programming. Charles joins Zuku from Turner Broadcasting Europe, where he was Director of Business Development for … Read More

The DNA of French-Speaking African Television

November 22, 2013 |

Media historian and journalist Tidiane Dioh defines himself as “an absolute TV consumer” and spent more than four years writing “The History of Television in French-speaking Black Africa, from the Origins to our Days.” He spoke with Disbook about how … Read More

Sense Memory

November 22, 2013 |

In order to create “Aya de Yopougon”, Ivorian comic book writer Marguerite Abouet had to return to her roots and talk to the plants.

As a girl growing up in Ivory Coast, Marguerite Abouet spent weekends with her grandfather, a … Read More

Welcome speech by Mr. Paul MASHATILE, Minister of Arts and Culture of South Africa

November 21, 2013 |

“I take this opportunity to welcome all those taking part in this the 8th edition of DISCOP AFRICA.

The Department of Arts and Culture in South Africa is proud to be associated with this event which, over the … Read More

Television as a Cultural Weapon: An Interview with Idrissa Ouedraogo

November 21, 2013 |

Even when legendary, Burkina Faso-born 60-year-old director Idrissa Ouedraogo comes in second place, he’s still arguably doing more to bring African cinema into the modern era than any other working African filmmakers. Consider the history: At the 1990 Cannes Film … Read More