Thursday 14th March


  • DAY 1
  • Networking Activities
  • One-to-One Sessions
  • Panel Discussions
  • Others

  • 08:30 - 09:00 | 30 mins

    Registration and Welcoming Coffee  

  • 09:00 - 09:15 | 15 mins

    Welcoming remark and industry overview  

    Sa Eva Nébié- Senior Analyst- DATAXIS

  • 09:15 - 09:30 | 15 mins

    One to One Session- Digital Migration process in Francophone African countries- ITU  

    Progress on the digital migration in Francophone African countries is slow and there are several reasons why things are moving slowly in these countries. Policy-makers and regulators find it hard to believe that a process that involves everyone owning a television buying a new set-top box is neither feasible nor sensible in the African context.


    Jean-Jacques Massima-Landji- Representative for Central Africa and Madagascar- THE INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATION UNION

  • 09:30 - 09:50 | 20 mins

    One to One Session- SES  


    Eric Lecocq- Sales Director, SES Video Africa- SES

  • 09:50 - 10:35 | 45 mins

    TV and broadcasting evolution: Country focus Ivory Coast  

    The TV and broadcasting industry is evolving rapidly in Ivory Coast leading to the emergence of new players and services. The digital migration process is ongoing and private satellite television and platforms flooded the Ivorian market with their attractive offers. Speakers from this panel will give an overview of the country potential in term of TV broadcasting.


    Habib Bamba- Director of Transformation, Digital and Media– ORANGE IVORY COAST

    Vamehi Bamba- Founder and CEO- MIABOX

    Sandra Coulibaly- Director of Marketing- NOUVELLE CHAÎNE IVOIRIENNE (NCI)

    Benjamin Kieffoloh- Director of Operations- 7info


    Moderator: Boris Bachorz- Director Africa- AFP NEWS AGENCY

  • 10:30 - 11:05 | 30 mins

    Coffee Break- Sponsored by Intelsat  

  • 11:05 - 11:25 | 20 mins

    One to One Session- Canal+ Group  


    Damiano Malchiodi- Director of A+ et A+ IVOIRE – CANAL+ GROUP


    Moderator: Sa Eva Nébié- Senior Analyst- DATAXIS

  • 11:25 - 12:10 | 45 mins

    Local production trends: what partnerships?  

    As demand for local content increases across Africa, players and operators are going into local production. However, the industry is not growing as rapidly as one would hope, producers, filmmakers and talent are there, but the funding is not. Partnership with international players seem necessary to build a robust African film industry.


    Anna Ballo- Director- RTI-DISTRIBUTION

    Adrien Planès- General Director- ON EST ENSEMBLE PRODUCTIONS

    Abel Kouame- CEO- Afrika Toon

    Khalil Gueye- Founder- World News Network and Box Television

    Cléli Azokpota- Director of Acquisition A+- GROUPE CANAL+


    Moderator: Sa Eva Nébié- Senior Analyst- DATAXIS

  • 12:10 - 12:55 | 45 mins

    Public FTA evolution and new development  

    Public broadcasters are important in Africa as most Africans get their information, education and entertainment from them. However, many of them struggle to remain competitive and profitable with the arrival of pay tv operators and OTT. The panellists will try to enlighten us on how public broadcasters can strengthen their position and embrace the digital era.


    Gervais Zossou- Head of Transmission Service- ORTB – OFFICE DE RADIODIFFUSSION TELEVISION DU BENIN

    Emmanuel Mbede- Programme Director CAMEROON RADIO TÉLÉVISION (CRTV)

    Sahifoulaye Koné- Digital Director- RADIODIFFUSION TÉLÉVISION IVOIRIENNE

    Lare Atcha-Oubou- Regional Director, North and West Africa- INTELSAT

    Pascal Josèphe- Executive Officer- MEDIA GOVERNANCE INITIATIVE


    Moderator: Boris Bachorz- Director Africa- AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE

  • 12:55 - 13:55 | 60 mins


  • 13:55 - 14:15 | 20 mins

    One to One Session: The development of StarTimes in Francophone Africa  

    StarTimes along with with Canal Plus and Multichoice is one of the three major Pay-TV operators in Africa. Present in a more than 10 French-speaking African countries, we’ll look at the priorities of the operator for the region? StarTimes is also working on the digital transition process in Africa, Philippe Zou, the Director Francophone Africa of StarTimes group will discuss about the challenges encountered in this area?


    Philippe Zou- Director Francophone Region- StarTimes

  • 14:15 - 15:00 | 45 mins

    Private commercial channels in Francophone Africa: what future?  

    Public TV in Francophone Africa still strong and important, but with the liberalization of the media, the public broadcaster is now competing with commercial and pan-African channels. The arrival of commercial channels has certainly brought more choice in terms of programming. The panellists will try to enlighten us on how commercial channels  can strengthen their position.


    Kamal Deen Adebayo Habib- Deputy Chief Executive Officer- Golfe TV Africa

    Rolland Djakou- Audiovisual Production Assistant & Journalist- Kanal 7

    Carole Yemelong- Director of Programs- Canal 2 International Cameroon

    Jésus Sony- Technical and Production Director- VOX TV 

    Issoufou Saré- General Manager- GLOBAL COMMUNICATION/ BF1 TV

  • 15:00 - 15:20 | 20 mins

    One to One Session- How to combat piracy in the Francophone Africa Pay TV ecosystem?  

    Piracy is a looming threat causing loss of revenue to the media industry worldwide and Africa has not been spared with more than 180 million euro loss per year. Despite good regulation, piracy in the Pay TV market in Francophone africa is still on the rise. Béatrice Damiba will explore ways and means to curb piracy across Francophone Africa.


    Béatrice Damiba- President- L’association Convergence


  • 15:20 - 16:05 | 45 mins

    Pan-African channel: opportunity and challenges  

    The television landscape in Francophone Africa is booming since the past years. Some of these channels  stand out and the adoption of DTT should expand the audience of pan-African channels. However, most business models rely primarily on advertising revenue. Is the advertising market enough to support the development of these channels?


    Eveline Diatta-Accrombessi – CEO- Edan TV

    Arnaud Annebicque- Business Director Africa & Europe- Médiamétrie

    Monica Mollon- General Manager Canal+ Advertising Ivory Coast- Canal+ Groupe


    Moderator: Eric M’Boua- CEO / Host & Producer- PRODZITIV

  • 16:05 - 16:25 | 20 mins

    Country focus Senegal  


    Amadou Abdoulaye Diop- General Manager-TÉLÉDIFFUSION DU SÉNÉGAL

  • 16:25 - 17:05 | 45 mins

    Telecom: Infrastructure developments & Regulatory challenges  

    The telecom sector in French-speaking Africa offers good opportunities. However, if operators can rely on their traditional services, such as voice and data, to generate comfortable margins, they now have to deal with the advent of a new type of competition, offering alternative voice and data services. Operators must reinvent their business model in order to build new services that will guarantee their future profitability as well as facing the increasing pressure of the regulators . How to place the customer at the center of strategies to take advantage of the ongoing digital transformation process on the Continent ?


    Kadiata Cisse- Pay TV & Content Manager- Orange Mali

    Patrick Ndjientcheu- Manager Value Proposition, GTM & Experience Design- Digital Services- MTN Cameroon

    Gustave Nklo- Senior Manager of Contents & Medias- Orange Ivory Coast


    Moderator: Sylvain Beletre-  Development Manager Africa- FRANCE MÉDIAS MONDE

  • 17:10 - 17:25 | 15 mins

    Closing Remarks and Vote of Thanks