Pan-African content distribution and coproduction market Discop is slated to hold its 26th edition in Rwanda at the end of November.
The three-day event will run from November 29 to December 1 at the Kigali Convention Centre bring together more than 500 participants from 40-plus countries.
They will comprise representatives of broadcasters, pay TV services, mobile operators, OTT and gaming platforms, app developers, content producers, entertainment and sports rights holders, brands and marketers driving media in sub-Saharan Africa.
The event will reflect Rwanda’s ambition to become a major industry hub, unveil a wide selection of programming from Africa, show the growing relations between Africa and the Middle East and facilitate coproduction opportunities between Anglophone and Francophone Africa, as well as reveal how buyers reflect new business trends across the continent.
There will also be roundtable discussions, hands-on workshops, showcasing of upcoming feature films and TV shows produced in Africa and world premieres. Delegates will have the opportunity to learn more about the talent, expertise, locations and financial assistance they can expect locally.
Patrick Zuchowicki, president and founder of Discop, said: “Big cracks forming in the global distribution and production industries impact countless aspects of markets such as Discop. Identifying leads and planning relevant and more focused meetings is key to our survival.”
According to the organisers, a new educational and networking programme tagged DiscoSport will also premiere in Kigali, focusing on electronic sports and ways to engage video gamers and esports fans through live and on-screen experiences. It will spotlight tactics to create esports esports content and derive new revenues through purpose-driven merchandising.
“We are excited about the prospect of adding to Discop an indispensable ‘one-stop programme’ that will help create memorable esports competitions; produce, package and distribute compelling esports content for multi-screen audiences; and deliver measurable results to sponsors and advertisers,” added Sherri Burnett, sales and marketing executive of event organiser Basic Lead.
To register to be a part of the event, click here.