By Ben Njoku
BOBTV, Nigeriaâ€™s leading film and television programmes market has concluded plans with three multi_media platforms to reinvigorate the film and television programmes industry with the injection ofÂ N250million.
Two of the multi_media companies collaborating with BOBTV will release their briefs pre_BOBTV and host the pitching and commissioning for the projects at BOBTV 2010.
The third company will release its own brief at BOBTV and hold its pitching and commissioning at a later date. Projects to be pitched for include films, television soap operas and series, television magazine programmes, documentaries and other audio_visual content, both in English and local languages.
According to BOBTV Festival Director, Amaka Igwe, â€œThese are the types of collaborations I have been advocating for a long time. We need this at the moment, probably more than at any other time. We all know what situation the industry is in now, so I am really excited that this is happening.â€ All interested content producers, marketers and individuals should contact the organisers for more information.
BOBTV provides a platform for acquisition and exchange of programmes and movies across Africa and valuable alliances for Television Stations and industryÂ Â professionals. BOBTV also presents a practical arena for new ideas and concepts in television andÂ Â programmesÂ Â developmentÂ Â andÂ Â for experiencing the theatrical, communications, business and policy realities of the Nigerian and African audiovisual content industries.
This yearâ€™s African Film and TV Programmes Market, BOBTV 2010 is scheduled to hold from Tuesday, March 16, through Thursday 18, atÂ Ladi Kwali Conference Centre, Sheraton Hotel andÂ Towers, Abuja.