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Africa Future TV Conference confirmed for 3-4 August

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Planning for the Africa Future TV Conference, the pre-eminent gathering of thought leaders in the traditional and internet broadcast media is on track. The event, which is hosted by ITNewsAfrica.com – Africa’s leading ICT news and information web site – is scheduled for 3-4 August 2009 at the Sandton Sun, Johannesburg.

The event will focus on the latest developments and technologies in the television broadcast industry, including IPTV, HDTV, Mobile TV, online video, digital broadcasting and migration, and interactive television. The conference will also explore the African broadcasting landscape, with participation of major role players in broadcast, news and entertainment industries from Africa and around the world.

A myriad of industry-leading organizations have already come on board with ITNewsAfrica.com as sponsors or partners for the event, including Broadcasting Center Europe, MTV Networks, Ericsson, ABN Holdings Ltd, Multichoice, CNBC Africa, A24 Media, Southern Africa Direct and Neulion to name but a few.
Many prominent speakers have also agreed to share their knowledge and insights. They include:

  • Alex Okosi, MTV Networks – Alex is Managing Director and Senior Vice President, MTV Networks Africa, a part of MTV Networks International’s (MTVNI)Emerging Markets Group.
  • Jason Lobel, Ericsson – Jason is a director at Ericsson sub-Saharan Africa where he is responsible for all Media business in the region.
  • George Twumasi, ABN Holdings Ltd – George is the CEO of ABN Holdings Ltd, a commercial multi-media programming and airtime sales network that is actively developing joint-venture broadcasting relationships with key broadcasters and broadcasting organisations across sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Laurent Seve, Broadcasting Centre Europe (BCE) – Laurent is the Marketing Director of the BCE, a major European player providing technical services in the fields of TV, Radio, Telecommunications and IT.
  • Salim Amin, A24 Media – Salim is the founder and CEO of A24 Media, an online delivery site for material from journalists, African broadcasters and NGO’s from around the African continent.
  • Richard Yelen, Neulion – Richard is the Managing Director of Neulion, a leading IPTV company providing a comprehensive suite of technology and services primarily to sports and international content owners and aggregators.
  • Pierre van der Hoven, Southern Africa Direct – Pierre is the CEO of Southern Africa Direct, a lifestyle and culture TV channel broadcasting on Sky 270 in the UK and worldwide on the web.

The conference will also focus on the business landscape on the African continent, exploring case studies and success stories, and highlighting future developments and opportunities in the television broadcast industry.It will also provide invaluable opportunities to meet and network with other role players, from both African and international organizations.

For anyone involved in the television broadcast and technology industry, including broadcasters, content providers, mobile companies, hardware manufacturers, production companies, digital media professionals, regulators and web site publishers, the Africa Future TV Conference event is one not to miss.

For information on attendance or sponsorship opportunities, contact Gili Ramalekana at ITNewsAfrica.com on +27 11 258 8810 or e-mail gili@itnewsafrica.com

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