Broadcasting Center Europe (BCE) and Media City Mauritius announced an agreement for the development of a new broadcasting centre dedicated to Africa (BCA). It will host TV stations, radios, broadcasters, producers as well as many companies from the entertainment, media, advertising, videogame, e-sports and production industries.
This new broadcasting centre will be built to meet the increasingly needs of the media industry in Africa. It will provide its occupants with the most up-to-date technological facilities in terms of broadcast equipment, hardware, and software.
Under the agreement, BCE would be responsible to supply the new broadcasting centre (BCA) with the technical equipment and related services required for the production, postproduction, traffic, and broadcasting facilities, (including OTT features) for the playout of the BCA’s clients’ channels and streaming services. BCE is also assigned to provide day-to-day operations to enable a wide range of services as well as high-quality broadcast equipment.
The collaboration between Broadcasting Center Europe (BCE) and Media City Mauritius aims to establish the largest broadcasting centre in Africa, to attract, both regional content producers and international companies willing to relocate to benefit from a competitive value proposition in a compelling location.
On behalf of the Media City Mauritius, the CEO Najib Gouiaa said: “The agreement that we signed today is the result of months of intense collaboration to bring industry-leading standards to MediaCity Mauritius, for all creative endeavors and world-class industry players that seek to establish themselves in Africa, who will benefit from a wide range of services and a high-quality equipment thanks to BCE’s expertise.”
Christophe Goossens, CEO of Broadcasting Center Europe (BCE) added “Provide high quality media services and give access to the best technology are part of BCE’s roots. We are glad to contribute to the development of Media City Mauritius and are looking forward to strengthen our relationship with the BCA and its future customers.”
MediaCity Mauritius is the new integrated African multi-media hub for the global media and creative industries. Designed to be the headquarters for global media, production, video gaming and E-sports companies, as well as creative and communications agencies and broadcasters, MediaCity Mauritius is poised to be the gateway for Africa to fulfil its long-awaited creative and commercial potential.