An innovative and leading-edge conference called “Broadcast, Interactive, Internet and Hybrid TV in Africa
” will be held from the 4th to 7th July 2011 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The ‘TV in Africa’ conference brings together TV industry leaders from Africa and around the World to understand the latest innovations in TV delivery and specifically what this means to Africa. Speakers include the Secretary General of the Africa Telecommunications Union, the United Nation’s Industrial Development Organization, Regulators, Broadcasters, TV content producers and owners, Telecom Operators and Suppliers; it’s the whole of the emerging TV ecosystem.
“TV in Africa is a unique conference, its created in Africa for the African market. We’ve brought the best and the brightest from around the World together for 4 days to understand what the Digital and Interactive TV revolution means for Africa.” said Mark Maritz, CEO of Vital Training, the conference organizer.
Africa is a unique and under-served market with respect to TV, with a population of over 1 billion people and most probably the fastest growing Digital TV market in the world for the next decade. The last decade saw Africa become the fastest growing mobile market in the World, it recently reached 500M subscribers; Digital TV is about to repeat this achievement. “New digital and interactive TV services will emerge from Africa given its unique situation, just like mobile banking and mobile medicine emerged from Africa.” said Alan Quayle, independent analyst presenting at the conference. Without a specific focus and involvement in Africa, suppliers cannot be relevant nor harness the unique opportunities of Africa.
For further details about the conference in relation to attendance, sponsorship and exhibition opportunities please view the full conference program