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DIFF calls for entries for 2014


Issued by National Film and Video Foundation http://www.nfvf.co.za

The Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) will celebrate its 35th edition from 17-27 July 2014 with over 250 screenings of cutting-edge cinema from around the world, and special focus on films from South African and Africa.

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Al Jazeera to screen landmark UP series, set in South Africa


Issued by KEViN LiKES http://kevinlikes.com

21 years ago, for ITV’s award-winning TV series 7UP South Africa, acclaimed director Angus Gibson filmed a cross-section of the country’s seven-year-old children and asked them about their lives, hopes and dreams.

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Africa’s telco operators may not be ready to launch VoD services


Issued by Balancing Act http://www.balancingact-africa.com/

In the AfricaCast 2013 event, Sylvain Béletre looks at another major operator present in Africa - Orange - already doing VoD below the radar and asks: Are African telcos ready to launch VoD in the short term?

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Analogue to digital TV migration in Africa: more local content, more jobs


Issued by Balancing Act http://www.balancingact-africa.com/

The slow pace of the digital migration in Africa can be seen as a dark cloud hanging over the African TV market.

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Life Apps on Al Jazeera: Kenya’s Silicon Savannah helps subsistence farmers


Issued by KEViN LiKES http://kevinlikes.com

Life Apps is a groundbreaking new Al Jazeera English series that challenges young app developers from around the world to visit remote communities to experience their everyday hardships and create app solutions to improve their lives.

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Telecoms operators: VoD platforms in Africa will be a key driver of the next spike in bandwidth capacity


Issued by Balancing Act http://www.balancingact-africa.com/

Telecoms operators need to understand that all the evidence points to VoD platforms meeting a need that up until this point has been met by pirated DVDs. There is now a bewildering array of film and music platforms in particular.

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VoD in Africa - A review of existing VoD services


Issued by Balancing Act http://www.balancingact-africa.com/

In 2013, the African VoD market is heating up, almost everyone in the African audiovisual and telecoms sectors have heard of iROKOtv, BoxOffice by Dstv, Afrinolly, Buni TV or YouTube's growth on the continent, but very few people know if the futur

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Hybrid provider Eduze wants to get content on smartphones at high footfall locations


Issued by Balancing Act http://www.balancingact-africa.com/

Eduze co-founder Charlie Beuthin wants to provide free, local offline content for smartphone users using Wi-Fi boxes in high footfall locations.

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The rise of VoD platforms in Africa


Issued by Balancing Act http://www.balancingact-africa.com/

Operators need to understand that all the evidence points to VoD platforms meeting a need that up until this point has been met by pirated DVDs. Rumours abound that two large operators will announce VoD services at AfricaCom next week.

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Al Jazeera English wins Foreign Press Association Awards for innovative journalism


Issued by KEViN LiKES http://kevinlikes.com

The Foreign Press Association has recognised Al Jazeera English for its innovative health and environment programmes at its annual media awards ceremony in London.

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