This year’s DISCOP Africa, held in Abdijan, Ivory Coast, had a record number of attendees. The three-day market, which wrapped on Thursday, June 2, hosted over 1,100 delegates from more than 500 companies. DISCOP founder and director Patrick Zuchowicki Jucaud explained, “Francophone Africa is rapidly establishing itseld as one of the last remaining potentially lucrative television marketplaces, one that is bound by a common language, the same currency and similar cultural backgrounds, with local economies expected to grow an average of six percent between now and 2020.” This DISCOP market the inauguration of the Television Summit, an initiative to discuss strategies to shape and build regulated and self-sufficient content production and distribution within Francophone Africa. The fall edition of the market will take place in Johannesburg, South Africa, November 2-4.
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