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DISCOP launches African-Eurasian initiative

TV markets organisation DISCOP is launching a new initiative designed to bring African, Asia and European producers closer together.

Producers attending the DISCOP Africa and DISCOP Istanbul events will be invited to take part in pitching, matchmaking and training events aimed at fostering relations between international producers.

Guest speakers will include Wananchi Group CEO Richard Bell and Zuku TV; Brett St. Clair, head of new Products, sub-Sahara for Google / YouTube; and Jason Njoku, CEO of iROKO partners, the operator of African online platform iROKOtv, which has been labelled the ‘Netflix of Africa’.

“This initiative is sure to be a must-attend event for international producers, delivering deals, business connections and tailored solutions,” said Azania Muendane, DISCOPRO’s community manager.

“The programme will be launched at the next DISCOP Africa in Johannesburg and close to 200 producers with the desire to develop and co-produce TV content made in Africa will take part in the inaugural edition”.

DISCOP Africa runs on 6-8 November.