Local TV Stars Expected To Shine At DISCOP Africa

Discop will be hosting an exciting 3 day interactions event in Sandton Johannesburg in November with South Africa's top tv shows and talent. A few local stars will get a chance to engage with invited guests about their shows. 

The organizers of the11th edition of the DISCOP AFRICA television industry gathering to be held at the SANDTON CONVENTION CENTRE from 4 to 6 November, have unveiled MEET YOUR STARS, a sidebar event showcasing new series and marquee shows and to run parallel to the 3-day market and coproduction forum.

MEET YOUR STARS will enable media buyers, advertisers, brand managers and influential leaders in the industry to be the first to hear - in advance of South Africa’s next television season – all the information on new and returning hit-shows as well directly from talent attached to each of them.

MEET YOUR STARS is designed to help advertisers, brand managers and media buyers to:
Learn more about next season’s television programs line up, 
Measure the potential level of engagement of TV viewers for each of these shows 
Optimize airtime purchase decisions
Address questions directly to the stars of the shows

MEET YOUR STARS will feature the top talent from over thirty brand new programs and returning hits including popular TV series and soaps, reality, competition and talent shows and more. 

Over three days over THIRTY pop shows and stars will be present. Just some of the major shows and stars attending  include: 

Isidingo (SABC 3): Temanyana Sebopedi and Michaella Russell
Generations The Legacy (SABC 1):  Connie Ferguson, JT Medupi  and Rapulana Seiphemo
Hectic Nine-9: (SABC ) Laurian Nortjie, Ayanda Makuzeni, Samora Mangesi and Mbasa Fefe
Skeem Skaam (SABC 1):  Clement Maosa, Paulina Mothlatswi and Afrika Tswai

Muvhango (SABC 1): Gabriel Temudzani, Lesley Musina and Cindy Dlathu

eXpresso (SABC 3): Graeme Richards, Leigh-Anne Williams, Katlego Maboe, Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp

Afternoon Express (SABC 3): Bonang Matheba, Bonnie Mbuli, Jeannie D  
7 de Laan (SABC 2):Annelisa Wylandt, Anneliza van der Ryst and Pierre van Pletzen
Top Billing (SABC 3): Lorna Maseko
Soul Foodie (SABC 3): J’Something
Showville: (SABC 3): Rob van Vuuren 

Scandal (etv) Bontle Modiselle
Rhythm City (etv): Hlubi Mboya, Dumisani Mbebe
Gold Diggers (etv)

Invited guests will be the first to hear about the prime-time schedules on all SABC and etv channels from the stars themselves. In fact, SABC 1, 2 and 3, as well as etv, Ebony Life, Star One and TMTv-SA are all confirmed partners for MEET YOUR STARS, and will be presenting their top returning shows as well as premiering a number of new, previously announced shows for 2016. 

MEET YOUR STARS will run parallel to the 11th edition of the DISCOP AFRICA television industry gathering to be held at the SANDTON CONVENTION CENTRE from 4 to 6 November, an event expected to draw 1,500+ delegates and 250+ exhibitors from 90+ countries driving television content business and distribution across Africa.

I will be attending and will keep you abreast of the news coming from the event. 

MEET YOUR STARS will run from 4th to 6th November. 

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