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TV Connect Africa becomes Africa Video Forum

TV Connect Africa, an event previously co-located within AfricaCom, is to become the Africa Video Forum this year.

Informa, the publisher of Digital TV Europe, which organises the event, said it has grown in recent years around distribution models and technologies, to become the premier knowledge exchange and networking platform for broadcasters, telco operators and OTT players across the African continent.

The Africa Video Forum will feature a range of new content stages and features. These include: the Africa Video Forum Content Showcase – a dedicated area of the exhibition dedicated to displaying the hottest content on the continent; the Content Hub, three days of show floor presentations and panels focused purely on monetising new content models for everyone across the media value chain; and a film-makers showcase to feature local creators.

Other features include a Leaders in Video Summit – a one-day invitation only, behind closed doors event for the most senior figures in video content and distribution to speak off the record and define the future of the industry in Africa, and VIP industry introductions intended to match-make buyers and sellers at the event.

The Africa Video Forum will be co-located with AfricaCom, returning to Cape Town’s CTICC from November 13-15.