Côte Ouest

News brief: Cote Ouest African dramas headed to Cannes

African distributor Côte Ouest is bringing an Angolan Emmy-nominated soap opera to Cannes for MIPTV. Windeck is a 120x40mins series from Angolan prodco Semba that explores the unbridled ambitions of staff at a lifestyle magazine. The show aired to success in Angola and in Portugal, where it took a 22.3% market share on RTP1. Côte […]

African firms to combat content crisis

African distributor Côte Ouest is working to restore more than 3,000 audiovisual programmes as it looks for ways to combat a “serious content deficit”. The distributor, which recently announced plans to move into production, is working with the L’Organisation de la Francophonie (OIF) to fully digitise the programmes, retrace the original rights holders in view […]

African vendor Côte Ouest moves into production

African distributor Côte Ouest has launched a production division and been commissioned to create its first programmes, one being a comedy detective series. To this point, Côte Ouest has sold shows to channels around the African continent. It has now moved into production with Africa Zapping, a compilation of short extracts from various French-speaking African […]

Côte Ouest opens Congo office, scores pre-market Viacom deal

African distributor Côte Ouest has an Agence France-Presse executive, opened a new office in Congo, and signed a deal to represent Viacom titles across the continent. Patrick Akushie will be regional sales manager, Lagos, to work across the region on new commercial and sales relationships, while also securing new business opportunities. This comes as Côte […]