14:00 - 14:10
14:10 - 14:20
14:20 - 15:05 | 45 mins
How can international music streaming platform successfully enter the African Market?
With the rise of 3G/4G smartphone penetration in Africa, operators and content providers can now build digital media strategies for Africa. Music streaming has developed quickly all over the world. What is the situation and challenges in the region ?
John Ajah- CEO- Spinlet
Arnold Mhlamvu-Music Content Manager-Simfy Africa
15:05 - 15:45
Mobile Money: Africa a cashless continent? Integration of payment for Pay TV/ OTT
Mobile money is extremely important in Africa and for pay TV & OTTs alike. This panel will discuss the state of African mobile money market and the implications for pay TV & digital content providers.
Rachel Nguli-Head Digital Financial Services-Safaricom MPESA
15:45 - 16:15 | 30 mins
Financing African movies and fiction
Demand for local African content is on the rise, and there is an emerging offer. Still, there is an obvious lack of resources for the content industry to become competitive at the regional level and globally.
This panel will look at :
-Line of funding available( Local and international)
-Source of funding: crowdfunding, self funding or association with big media group?
Duncan Irvine- Founder & CEO- Rapid Blue
Alain Modot- Founder- Independent Producers Association
George Adu-Boampong – Director of Corporate Affairs – Ghana Broadcasting Corporation
16:15 - 17:00 | 45 mins
Evolution of eSports in Africa: The next major sport league
E-sports globally has become mainstream on digital platforms and is the focus of many new entrants. This panel will discuss the specific situation of eSports in Africa, and in particular the opportunities for TV & OTTs.
Brad Kirby- Head of Esport- Kwésé TV
Zeph Masote- Business Development Manager- IMG Media
Sackie Shikufa – Sports Executive Producer-Namibian Broadcasting Corporation
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