This is the 9th edition of the conference which was inaugurated in 1996 by the National Broadcasting Commission [NBC]. AFRICAST seeks to provide a networking environment for practitioners, policy makers, administrators and the consumers. It will also provide a marketing platform for manufacturers, distributors and marketers of digital broadcast equipment. Issues peculiar to the broadcast industry in Africa will be deliberated. AFRICAST 2012 will also provide an atmosphere of deep examination, reflection and discussion of broadcast issues by high profile key speakers with real expertise in the area of broadcast content in a digital environment.
The conference will also provide the unique opportunity of Master Classes to smoothen Africa’s transition from analogue to digital terrestrial broadcasting by training its army of producers, directors, engineers and camera persons on production in a digital environment
This year’s theme is “Content Rules!” There will be a competition with the theme; ‘Attaining the Millennium Development Goals through Broadcast Content’. Some of the participants include, NTA, NTA 2 Lagos, TVC, STV Benin, TVU, OSBC, Royal FM 98.5, Liberation Radio 91.7, Africa Telecoms & IT, DAAR Group, Newtek, etc.