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