|3rd Middle East Showcase of TV France International|
|3rd Middle East Showcase
of TV France International
Dubai 17-18 February
Hotel NOVOTEL World Trade Center
The third middle east showcase organized by TV France International will take place for the first time in Dubai. After the two first successful editions in Beirut in 2003 and 2004, the French exporters wish, this year, to develop their contacts with the TV channels of the Gulf, particularly, the Public TV stations, the satellite bouquets and the pan-arabic commercial TV networks for which Dubai is now a real regional spot.
To this day, more than 70 professionals from the Near and Middle East – Managers of TV channels, acquisitions managers, distributors…- have confirmed their participation. They will come from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Syria and from the UAE. More than a half of these participants will attend for the first time the regional showcase of TV France International.
Due to the fast growing TV industry in the Middle East, the needs for TV programs are improving. The 20 French companies that will be in Dubai are representatives of the French TV programs industry. They will present a large choice of various, innovative and quality programs (films, series, documentaries, cartoons…). All over the world, the audiences of the French TV programs are improving as well for cartoons for children than for family films, adventure documentaries, current affairs, game shows or theatre plays…
Since three years, the efforts of TV France international and the French embassies in the region are continuous to promote the French TV programs. Consequence : more and more decision makers and key players of the Middle East TV industry, but also the viewers, are now appreciating the French programs. The French cinema is also on the move in the region and the cinema theaters in Dubai or Beirut show more and more French movies.
001 Audiovisuel - 10 Francs - AB Distribution - Adventure Line Productions – Ampersand - Api productions - Arte France – CNDP/SCEREN - Doc & Co - Doc en Stock - France Télévisions Distribution – Futurikon – INA - MK2 – Médiamétrie – Moonscoop - Muses Production – Omnitem - System TV - Voyage-
Thursday, February 17th 2005
9.30 am : Official opening of the showcase by Mr Guillaud, President of TV France International , Mr De Lajugie, French regional commercial Counsellor and Mr Jongeryck, Consul General of France
10.30 am : coffee/tea break
11.00 am : presentation of the 20 French companies
1.00 pm : lunch
2.15 pm – 5.45 pm : meetings between the French distributors/producers and the representatives of the channels and the distributors of the Middle East
Friday, February 18th 2005
9.00 to 1.00 p.m : meetings between the French distributors/producers and the representatives of the channels and the distributors of the Middle East
1.00 p.m : lunch
2.15 to 5.00 pm : meetings between the French distributors/producers and the representatives of the channels and the distributors of the Middle East
The Web site of TV France International : http://www.tvfrance-intl.com - 150 companies and 19000 programmes- is available in French, English, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese.
Beirut,02 14 2005