09:00

Registration And Networking

09:30

Welcome And Acknowledgements

09:45

Convener’s Note

Benjamin Pius
CEO & Publisher, Broadcast Media Africa
10:00

Presentation: The Sweet.TV Franchise

Aziz Hajiyev
Chief Business Development Officer, Sweet.TV
10:30

Discussion: OTT Streaming Realities In Africa – Opportunities And Solutions For Broadcasters And Content Publishers

 

Session topics:

– Accessing the current landscape of streaming services across the continent. How has it evolved in recent years?

– Assess the challenges that traditional broadcasters in Africa face in the era of OTT streaming from the point of view of competition, technology infrastructure, and regulatory hurdles

– Where do the opportunities lie now and in 5 years for African broadcasters?

– Monetisation Strategies: Examine different monetisation models OTT platforms use in Africa – which one will the typical broadcaster favour?

– Explore partnerships between African broadcasters, global OTT platforms, or other local content creators. How can such

Lindile Xoko
CRO, Primedia Broadcasting
Gary Shaw
CEO, Pan Media African Holdings LTD
Lungile Binza
Acting COO, SABC+
Aziz Hajiyev
Chief Business Development Officer, Sweet.TV
Yokow Quansah
MD, Broadsmart
11:30

Presentation: Your OTT Catalyst

Taryn Uhlmann
Strategy Consultant/Founder, Discover Digital/Bloomburst
12:00

Discussion: Win-win Spaces For Content Owners, Publishers, Distributors And Platform Operators – Synergies And Collaborations To Drive The Market

Session topics:

– Examine the factors that drive the successful distribution of different content products, such as music and film, when they almost entirely have different distribution and production models 

– Effective content aggregation and curation in attracting and retaining viewers – what are the drivers for the streaming age

– Explore the balance between global and locally produced content. What must be done to promote local content while catering to a worldwide audience?

– Explore strategies for expanding into new markets to reach a wider audience – what sort of collaboration will facilitate market penetration and growth?

Tshepiso Chikapa Phiri
Founder and CEO , Known Associates Entertainment
Quinton Fredericks
Co-Chair, Independent Producer's Organisation
Makkie Slamong
CEO, Cape Town Film Studios
Maggie Mutangiri
Founder and Director, Travel Africa Network
Ari Kruger
Film Director /Co- Owner, Sketchbook Studios
13:00

Break

14:00

Presentation: Responding To The Audience Consumption Patterns And The Ever-Changing Media Landscape

Lungile Binza
Acting COO, SABC+
14:30

Discussion:  Options For Multi-Platform Content Discovery And Delivery To Ensure Competitiveness

Session topic:

Explore different pricing models and strategies for maximising ARPU while remaining competitive. How can dynamic pricing, tiered subscriptions, and add-on services be leveraged effectively?

– How can recommendation tech and user data analysis help drive ARPU?

– Examine ways in which local streamers compete effectively against international giants. What advantages can local businesses leverage?

– Consider strategies for expanding into new markets, whether on a regional or international scale

Vuyokazi Matu
Founding President, Voice Of Africa Global Media
Kevin Kaija
Chief Content Officer, Next Media Services - Uganda
Roli Maluma
General Manager, MTN
Samuel Attah-Mensah
CEO, Citi FM/TV
Sumit Suri
Co- Founder & Chief Information Officer, U-TO (India)
15:30

Presentation: TV Everywhere And Anywhere – The Next Levels For Broadcasters And Publishers Of Content

Christoph Limmer
Senior Vice President, Video America, Asia‑Pacific, Middle East And Africa, Eutelsat
16:00

Discussion:  “Knowing Your User Well” – How Does This Help Drive Effective Content Production And Distribution

Session topics:

How has the lack of adequate broadband infrastructure affected the adoption of streaming and on-demand content services in Africa? Is the picture changing?

– Explore the affordability of broadband services for content consumers in Africa. What pricing models and subsidies can make data more accessible to a wider media audience?

– Predict future trends in broadband and data infrastructure development in Africa. What technologies, such as 5G or satellite internet, are on the horizon?

Timothy Odhiambo Owase
CEO, Kenya Film Commission
Sivan Pillay
CEO, Trace Studios & Trace Southern Africa
Kunle Bamigboye
CEO , Coventi
Danny Dube
ZiFM Stereo Station Manager, AB Communications
Makgosi Mabaso
Managing Executive- Broadband Solutions, Telkom
17:00

Closing Remarks And Wrap Up

09:00

Registration And Networking

09:30

Welcome And Acknowledgements

09:45

Convener Comment

Stanley Benjamin Similo
President, Southern Africa Broadcasting Association (SABA)
10:00

Presentation: DTH To OTT Streaming – What Are The Opportunities For Broadcasters

10:30

Discussion: Are Traditional Content Distribution Models Obsolete? – 21 Reasons For And Against

Session topics:

-How do evolving consumer preferences, particularly among younger demographics, favour digital and on-demand content consumption over traditional linear broadcasting

-Traditional TV commands significant advertising revenue due to its wide reach and established ad pricing structures – does that make it still the king of content distribution

-Digital and streaming challenges traditional by offering one-stop content aggregation, simplifying content discovery for viewers

Mlamuli Dlamini
CEO, Eswatini TV
Ryan Solovei
Co-Founder, Solostar Studios SA & USA
Lucilla Blankenberg
CEO, Community Media Trust
Di Rosen
Founder, Di Rosen Productions
11:30

Presentation: FAST To Market In Africa— Assessing State Of Play With The Development Of FAST Channels – Experiences And Expectations

Leslie Adams
Sales Director, Reach Africa
12:00

Discussion: Resolving Issues With Streaming Of Locally Originated Content To International Audiences Profitably

Session topics:

– Discuss the growing international interest in locally originated content from various regions. What factors are driving this demand?

– Examine content creators’ challenges when attempting to stream their locally originated content to international audiences profitably

– Discuss monetisation models for international streaming, such as subscription-based services, advertising, pay-per-view, or hybrid. What models are most profitable for local content?

– Explore the costs associated with content localisation and how these costs can be managed effectively to ensure profitability

Linda Muriro
Head Of Digital, Zimpapers Broadcasting
Jacquiline Mujulizi
Digital Video Manager, Ubongo Learning
Leslie Adams
Sales Director, Reach Africa
13:00

Break

14:00

Presentation: Case Study: A Sustainable OTT Service – Examination Of The Partnership That Builds And Sustains It!

Wissam Sabbagh
CEO, Mangomolo (Lebanon)
14:30

Discussion: Content Localisation, Pricing And Payment Strategies To Drive Growth And Customer Retention In Diverse African Markets Scenarios

Session topics:

– Discussing the historical, present and future roles of airtime and mobile money

 – Discuss potential collaborations with payment service providers and fintech companies to ensure seamless payment processing and security

– Examine how pricing structures can impact content piracy and the adoption of legal streaming services. How can competitive pricing deter piracy?

– Predict how emerging technologies like blockchain and cryptocurrency could impact payment solutions and pricing structures in the African streaming industry

Joy Efe Odiete
Founder/CEO, Blue Pictures Entertainment
Andrew Ohio
Group CEO, EIC Communications
Bongani Siqoko
Group Content Development Officer, Arena Holdings
Wanda Mkhize
Independent Executive, OTT Content Management
Victoria Ogar
Account Manager: Sales and Operations, FilmOne Entertainment
15:30

Presentation: Interview: The SABA TV Project and Regional OTT Platform – Status And Possibilities

Stanley Benjamin Similo
President, Southern Africa Broadcasting Association (SABA)
16:00

Discussion: OTT Streaming: Platforms Ownership And Content Production And Distribution Dynamics – Practicalities For The African Market Place

 

Session topic:

– Examine the cost of building and owning a streaming platform versus renting or licensing a white-label solution. What are the upfront and ongoing expenses?

– Explore the potential return on investment (ROI) for building versus renting and various revenue models for monetising streaming services

-Evaluate the ease of expanding globally with each approach. What are the challenges of entering new markets?

– Examine the degree of customisation and control that comes with building and owning a platform versus the limitations of renting a third-party solution

Benjamin Cowley
CEO , Gravel Road Distribution Group
Ladun Awobokun
General Manager, FilmOne Entertainment
Mike Aldridge
Broadcast Manager, Cape Town TV
Ngenda Kamayoyo
Director of Content Services, Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation
17:00

Closing Remarks And Wrap Up