Discop is known throughout the continent as the foremost event regarding video and television broadcasting technology, as well as the leading forum for industry experts to connect and collaborate on new broadcast developments.
This past year, Discop was launched in Abidjan, Ivory Coast and will be concluded in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The expansion of the Discop event across the African continent was necessary to build an integrated relationship between Francophone and Anglophone audiences and industry role players, including stakeholders who produce content for French-speaking audiences, and stakeholders who produce content for English-speaking audiences.
Some of the outlying companies that are invested in Discop locally include: A&E Networks, AMC Networks, BBC Worldwide, Canal+, CCTV China, CBS Studios International, Fox International Channels, Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation, M-Net, Modern Times Group, NBC Universal International Networks, NHK Enterprises, SABC, Sky News, Sony Pictures Television, Televisa Internacional, Telemundo Internacional, Turner Broadcasting System and Viacom International Media Networks.
Supported by the Department of Arts and Culture and the City of Johannesburg, the 11th edition of Discop Africa will also feature project pitching competitions dedicated to popular TV genres, a training programme navigating the contours of content development, production and distribution, and a high-level conference programme featuring expert international speakers. The programme line-up includes Christine Service, SVP and Country Manager, The Walt Disney Company Africa, Alex Okosi, SVP and Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks Africa, Dmitry Shishkin, Digital Development Director, BBC, and John Chiahemen, CEO, GOTEL Communications.
China, which will be represented by a 100+ person strong delegation, will be “Guest Country” during Discop Africa 11th edition, underlining the country’s desire to establish tangible partnerships in Africa to accelerate the development of innovative and world-class television projects.
This will be the largest gathering of television and broadcast professionals and stakeholders in Africa, with SES Africa representing the satellite backbone of all broadcasting and video production industries.
The SES Africa team on the ground represents SES’ continued work to maintain its lead position in the satellite broadcast sectors and build effective relationships with key industry stakeholders.
The team is looking forward to meeting with you. Simply leave your contact details to arrange a meeting: