Over 400 delegates from 46 African and Asian countries were present at the seminar that also attracted more than 30 Ministers of Information and Communication from African countries, including Nigeria, Central Africa Republic, Chad, Guinea, Liberia, Malawi, Zambia, DRC Congo and Ethiopia, vowing to push the development of African TV industry’s digital migration.
In his opening remarks at the event in Beijing, China, the President of StarTimes Group, Pang Xinxing, said the African Digital TV Development Seminar has grown into a platform for deeper cooperation and dialogue for the development of the radio and TV sectors in Africa.
Apart from hosting the annual event, Pang also stated that StarTimes was ready to complete the 10 Thousand Villages Satellite TV Project under the instruction of Chinese and African governments. The project is China-Africa cooperation announced by Chinese President, Xi Jinping, during the forum on China-Africa cooperation meeting in the 2015 Johannesburg Summit.
Tong Gang, Vice Minister of China State Administration of Press Publication, Radio, Film and Television said at the opening of the seminar that, “the cooperation between Chinese and African media is in accordance with the Chinese advocacy of One Belt and One Road.