DISCOP assists global and regional content distributors, as well as independent producers in their efforts to conduct business in Africa - the world’s last untapped entertainment and media marketplace.
We prepare the groundwork for meetings between these content sellers and the acquisition, programming and coproduction executives representing 700+ content delivery systems; which include public and private broadcasters, premium cable channels, pay-TV operators, mobile and streaming platforms servicing African audiences.
With nearly one and a half billion people, lower internet costs, better infrastructures, rising mobile connectivity and fiber uptake, the desire to improve the regulatory environment will make multi-screen entertainment more readily available and put hundreds of millions of potential customers in play – 75% of them under the age of 25.
Excluding sports rights, content-delivery platforms will spend $1.5 billion in 2019 to acquire films, television programs and digital content – a 50% increase since the beginning of the decade. This uptick in spending coincides with a marked preference for homegrown content that resonates better with local audiences, which in turn creates greater opportunities for an increasing number of regional producers.
FACE TO FACE AND REMOTE MEETINGS
We organize two kinds of meetings:
· FACE TO FACE | These meetings are planned in the context of two annual 3-day content, adaptation rights and project markets taking place in strategic industry hubs:
- DISCOP Abidjan | Next edition 29 to 31 May 2019. Launched in 2015, this market focuses on French-speaking Africa – an ensemble of 26 countries with a combined population of 300 million people. 200+ content distributors / producers | 200+ content buyers.
- DISCOP Johannesburg | Next edition 20 to 22 November 2019. Launched in 2015, this market focuses on English, Portuguese and Swahili speaking Africa – an ensemble of 28 countries with a combined population of 1 billion people. 500+ content distributors / producers | 300+ content buyers.
· REMOTE | These meetings are generated through DISCOP CLUB, an online ‘shopping service’ promoting a wide variety of diverse content available for immediate delivery anywhere in Africa.
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