BBCWW takes Pests and Rich Kids into Africa

Passion Distribution has shopped a raft of content to BBC Worldwide in the wake of the recent Discop Africa market. Worldwide acquired a package that includes Rich Kids of Social Media and UKTV’s pest control series Deadliest Pests Down Under (pictured) for its channels in the region. The deal also included Firecracker Films’ one-off Channel 4 […]

African net continues Life with La Toya

Channels across Africa have bought programming from Passion Distribution, including new deals for Britain’s Worst Driver and Life with La Toya. The Home Channel has bought Britain’s Worst Driver seasons one and two, Fresh Food with Emerial Lagasse and Secrets of a Restaurant Chef, while Viasat has bought Mysteries of the Museum. Free TV entertainment […]

Discop Africa event adds a sports day

The third day of the upcoming Discop Africa event will be given over to local sports content. The event organisers, Basic Lead, said focus on sports on the last day of the ninth edition of the market and conference will feature broadcasters, producers and sports experts discussing and analysing the local sports rights and production […]

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 […]

DISCOP launches African-Eurasian initiative

TV markets organisation DISCOP is launching a new initiative designed to bring African, Asia and European producers closer together. Producers attending the DISCOP Africa and DISCOP Istanbul events will be invited to take part in pitching, matchmaking and training events aimed at fostering relations between international producers. Guest speakers will include Wananchi Group CEO Richard […]