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About DISCOP Abidjan with TV link


DISCOP Abidjan

Mai 29 - 31, 2018

 

 

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About DISCOP Abidjan with TV link


DISCOP Abidjan

Mai 29 - 31, 2018

 

 

Launched in 2015, DISCOP Abidjan facilitates business with, and between, the 34 countries in Africa which have French as an official language and the couple more which also use a significant amount of French such as Algeria and Egypt. In a move to reinforce regional cooperation, DISCOP Abidjan also helps African producers of French-speaking entertainment bridge the gap with the Continent’s English, Portuguese and Swahili speaking territories.

DISCOP Abidjan is held at the end of May in Côte d’Ivoire’s economic capital at the five-star Ivoire Sofitel Hotel set on the shores of the Ebrié lagoon. The event is currently sized to welcome 750+ delegates and offer them a program that includes a market showcasing content available for immediate delivery, works in progress and projects in development, social and networking activities as well as a sidebar program dubbed NEXT GEN and featuring conferences, panel discussions, workshops and pitching sessions.

There is more development to be expected in French-speaking Africa than anywhere else in the world. French-speaking Africa’s entertainment and media sector encompassing movies, internet, television, music, radio and video games is expected to grow by 35% by 2021.

Demographic, economic and social change is underway on the continent, and Africa boasts the fastest-growing French-speaking population in the world. Close to 150 million people speak the language, with that number projected to rise to as many as 600 million by 2050 while the Continent’s population will double to around 2.4 billion people.

The fast-rising presence of global, regional and local industry players at DISCOP Abidjan coincides with the growing need for multi-platform entertainment content on the Continent. 

Multinational satellite operator Eutelsat Communications anticipates that the number of digital homes in Africa will reach 75 million by 2021 assuming a smooth rollout of the digital transition.

Conglomerates such as Vivendi, Star Times/Star Sat, BBC Worldwide, MultiChoice, Econet Media, Lagardere Entertainment and Groupe M6, are among the media companies stepping up their presence in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Vivendi’s Canal Plus has been active in Africa for two decades and is the leading pay-tv platform among French-speaking countries on the continent — including Cote d’Ivoire and Morocco, nations on which economists are particularly bullish. Canal Plus now has 2.7 million subscribers in the region, even if 2017 proved to be a challenging period for pay-television operators with some war prices to fight off competition.  Dominant firms such as MultiChoice made changes to their various packages to retain customers and appeal to more clients in order to fight off new contenders such as Econet Media and FreeAfrica offering more affordable digital TV subscription options.

Chinese pay-tv firm Star times also expanded its services and the firm now boosts of a presence in 33 countries in Africa It also for the first-time secured rights to air the FIFA World Cup in April, giving it a fighting chance against MultiChoice’s Supersport, which has for years exclusively aired the popular football tournament.

On the production and distribution front, companies such as BBC Worldwide invested a year ago in South African production company Rapid Blue. Based in South Africa, Nigeria and Angola, Rapid Blue produces original productions and international television formats for South African, African and international audiences. 

Lagardere Entertainment has also upped its game in Africa, acquiring a majority stake in DIFFA, an independent distributor with rights to approximately 1000 hours of content produced in Francophone Africa. Lagardere Entertainment is also stepping up production in the region and initiating programs to train local media professionals. The company also launched an African version of its branded TV channel GULLI, which is aimed at the young children’s market with a mix of toon series and other kid-friendly programming. 

More recently, Groupe M6 purchased a 33-pct. stake in LIFE TV, an acquisition that will see the French company collaborate in creating a new channel for Cote D’Ivoire. LIFE TV will be launched in 2018 and directed at all viewers, with a local content-based program schedule mainly produced internally thanks to the creation of modern production, post-production and dubbing facilities. 

DISCOP chose Abidjan as Côte d’Ivoire’s economic capital has established itself as the region’s major distribution and production hub, with many entrepreneurs venturing into feature films, premium television series, animation, game shows and documentaries, and the country’s public broadcaster, RTI, on track to transform the state institution into one of Sub-Saharan’s leading television brand. 

Côte d’Ivoire comes at the second place, after the Democratic Republic of Congo, in the Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa ranking. West Africa’s second largest economy, though it was affected by a 35% decrease in global prices of cocoa, its main export, should have in 2017 its GDP exceed $38 billion. 

DELEGATES PROFILE

  • Global and regional SELLERS of film, television, digital content and adaptation rights
  • Major and independent African PRODUCERS of film, television, and digital content
  • Film, television, digital content and adaptation rights BUYERS primarily from French-speaking Africa and representing public and commercial broadcasters; cable, satellite and mobile pay-tv operators; streaming platforms; territorial distributors and airlines.
  • Entertainment and media industry INFLUENCERS driving growth, investments and regulations across Africa.

PARTICIPATING PACKAGES

Participating packages include 24/7 access to lists of confirmed delegates with contact details business objectives, help to identify prospects, advance and onsite ‘meetings on demand’ services, and support during post-market follow-ups. All delegates have access to the MOD LOUNGE, an area furnished with communal tables available for meetings. In preparation of the market, delegates registered as SELLERS and PRODUCERS can also use the DISCOP ONLINE SHOWROOM to better position video content and works/projects in development in front of BUYERS and deliver the information they need to rapidly evaluate offers, compare prices and transact. Discounted travel packages and visa request filing assistance are also available to all delegates.

  • SELLERS | $500 per delegate. Price includes listing of up to TEN programs (film, TV series, documentaries, animation, etc.) in the DISCOP ONLINE SHOWROOM.
  • PRODUCERS | $250 per delegate. Price includes listing of up to THREE projects and works / projects in development in the DISCOP ONLINE SHOWROOM.
  • BUYERS | $250 per delegate. Price includes access to PERSONAL SHOPPING SERVICES that take the hard work out of sourcing global, regional and local suppliers of content available for immediate delivery, adaptation rights and works/projects in development.
  • INFLUENCERS | $250 per delegate.

Registration starts FIVE months prior to DISCOP Abidjan and a 50% ‘Early Bird’ discount is available for THREE months.  For more comfort and stronger exposure, delegates can also book low-cost, elaborate, individual and umbrella exhibits, high-impact sponsorships, targeted PR functions and advertising in DISBOOK, the show guide handed to all delegates and electronically mailed to the 35,000+ contact strong DISCOP database.

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Agenda


AGENDA

 

L'Agenda de DISCOP Abidjan est remis a jour régulièrement.

Agenda


AGENDA

 

L'Agenda de DISCOP Abidjan est remis a jour régulièrement.

The 2018 edition of DISCOP Abidjan will once again place a strong emphasis on the role Africa must play in the future of French-speaking entertainment content development, funding, production and distribution.

The official WELCOME PARTY hosted by Cote D’Ivoire’s Ministère de la Communication, de l’Economie Numérique et de la Poste will wrap up the first day and honor Morocco as DISCOP Abidjan 2018’s ‘Guest Country’.

Morocco spawns one of the most dynamic entertainment and media industries in Africa as well as significant influence in the Arab world. Relations between Morocco and Cote d’Ivoire are unique with very strong historical foundations, particular human and religious ties, and very fruitful economic and cultural cooperation. Furthermore, Morocco also attracts a lot of foreign shootings. The country’s ability to stand for almost all Middle East locations coupled with highly qualified technicians, a streamlined permit system and low prices have helped maintain Morocco’s attraction for film and television productions.

Running parallel to the 3-day market, an expanded NEXT GEN knowledge-transfer and pitching program will comprise a potent trio of tracks highlighting emerging creative and business trends that will have an impact on French-speaking Africa’s film, television and online content production and distribution industry. 

The NEXT GEN program will specifically highlight Canada in a move to help Canadian and African content producers and institutions combine their creative, technical, and financial resources to coproduce French-speaking film, television and online content that can travel all over the world. The Government of Canada currently has coproduction agreements with 53 countries to assist Canadian producers in their efforts to create entertainment content with foreign partners.

  • DISCOPRO | This track focuses on international content coproduction opportunities and reinforced cooperation between world regions with a fast-moving media and entertainment industry. 
  • DISCORE | This track focuses on the production of original music to accompany film, television and online entertainment content in a world under the influence of multiple cultural backgrounds.
  • DISCOMICS | This track focuses on the ubiquity of animated content, the staying power of comic books, the evolution of video games and the surging popularity of eSports across all platforms and screens.
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Content Catalog


CONTENUS PRESENTES AU MARCHE

 

CATaLOGUE EN LIGNE

Content Catalog


CONTENUS PRESENTES AU MARCHE

 

CATaLOGUE EN LIGNE

Dans le but d’accélérer l’organisation des RDV, nous proposons à nos délégués inscrits comme vendeurs et acheteurs d’utiliser notre catalogue de contenus en ligne de films, de séries TV, de documentaires, de programmes d’animation, d’émissions pour la jeunesse, de formats de jeux, et autres contenus présentés au marché.

Ce catalogue est ouvert (1) aux vendeurs qui peuvent présenter jusqu’à DIX programmes que nous mettrons en ligne un mois avant l’ouverture du salon (Lundi 24 Avril) et (2) aux acheteurs qui pourront ainsi découvrir en avance le meilleur des contenus offerts à DISCOP ABIDJAN.

Merci de contacter Marc BERRY, marcberry@basiclead.com, si vous souhaitez lister vos programmes dans notre catalogue (offre gratuite).  

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RDV A LA CARTE


RDV A LA CARTE

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RDV A LA CARTE

Nous attachons beaucoup d’importance à l’organisation préalable de RDV entre nos délégués et nous leur proposons d’ores et deja l’assistance de nos équipes MEETINGS ON DEMAND (MOD) afin de faciliter leur travail de recherche et la mise en place de leurs agendas.

Afin d’optimiser le planning de RDV, les délégués de DISCOP ABIDJAN sont incités à s’inscrire le plus tôt possible, afin de bénéficier des services de mise en relation et de promotion suivants, excepté pour les délégués inscrits comme VISITORS : 

  •  Mise en forme d’un « profil professionnel » qui est partagé avec les autres délégués, et promotion des programmes présentés a DISCOP ABIDJAN via un catalogue de contenus disponible en ligne. 
  • Assistance a l’organisation préalable de RDV très qualifies grâce a une plateforme très aboutie et a un accompagnement humain très personnalisé :
    • Les vendeurs indiquent leurs disponibilités pour des rendez-vous, via leur espace personnel accessible sur notre site
    • Les acheteurs nous indiquent leurs intentions de rendez-vous parmi la liste des vendeurs disponibles et nous mettons à jour les agendas des vendeurs
    • Les acheteurs et les vendeurs sont relances par nos équipes afin de répondre le plus rapidement aux demandes de RDV
  • Accès au « fichier participants » avant le salon afin d’optimiser toutes les actions de marketing direct.

Pendant les trois jours du salon, nos équipes MOD se tiennent également à la disposition de nos délégués afin de les aider dans l’organisation de RDV de dernière minute et à déplacer des RDV déjà prévus. 

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