French presence at DISCOP Africa 2015 [fr]
Launched in 2008, DISCOP AFRICA is the most important pan-African film, television programs, adaptation rights and packaged channels market taking place twice a year. The last market was held in Johannesburg from 4 to 6 of November at the Sandton Convention Center. More than 1,500 international delegates and 200 exhibiting companies attended the event - underlining DISCOP Africa’s position as the continent’s most important television programming industry gathering.
This year, over 40 French companies and media groups were in attendance such as Lagardère and Canal+. A French pavilion was hosted at the DISCOP under the umbrella of TV France International - the Association of French TV program exporters -, where 9 companies were represented: Ampersand, France TV distribution, Gaumont Animation, Ladies First Distribution, Lagardère Studios Distribution, Mediatoon Distribution, Millimages, Novovision and Only Lifestyle / Doc Only.
During the tradeshow, the Embassy of France, in partnership with TV France International, organised a daily social event called "Buyers Happy Hours", offering the delegates the opportunity to engage while enjoying French specialties.
Ambassador Barbier visited the tradeshow on 5 November 2015 and had the opportunity to meet various managers from different French companies and media groups.