The 10th edition of the Afro-centric biennial conference of Africa Broadcasters, Africast 2014 is scheduled for October 21 - 23, 2014.
Africast 2014 is coming at a crucial time for the broadcasting industry in Nigeria as we switch over from analogue to digital terrestrial television broadcasting and work towards the grant of content provider and signal distributor Licences. The conference will provide a unique opportunity for a synthesis of contributions and ideas of experts from within and outside Nigeria to help policy development and capacity building while charting the best way forward for Nigeria and Africa, especially in this digital era.
Africast 2014 will also afford the numerous visitors to Nigeria, a chance to positively experience our country first hand while attempting to correct the imbalance in world information flow, being a platform of interaction between information practitioners from across the globe where Africa’s point of view is given full expression.
With the Digitisation of terrestrial broadcasting by the target date of January 1, 2015, content is going to play a crucial driving role in the success of a digital broadcasting environment as indicated by the theme: Digital Broadcasting Content: Production, Sourcing and Delivery.
Africast 2014 intends to leverage on the commanding position of Nigeria in the area of content production, to become the content market place for Africa, where producers and users of content will come together for mutual benefit and development, and thus become another powerful catalyst for the growth and development of African content, and making it more desirable and accessible to the rest of the world.
Please join us @ Africast 2014.