Cooperation Upgraded: CICC and ETV on DISCOP television festival
On November 4, 2015 in Johannesburg, South Africa held DISCOP African television festival, China Intercontinental Communication Center（CICC） with South Africa's largest commercial television ETV signed a cooperation memorandum framework, which marked the turn from previous joint production of individual projects to comprehensive and continuous cooperation between CICC and ETV. The memorandum framework preliminarily covered television programs exchange, international co-production, cultural communications following high leaders’ visits between the two countries, etc. CICC has aimed to enhance the mutual understanding and the friendship between the Chinese and African peoples, and conveyed to the world the latest information of Chinese media as well as the intention to cooperate with Africans.
The turn for a more comprehensive cooperation came from the good cooperation between CICC and ETV over the past six years which had made a lot of achievements in TV programs such as "Win-win with the world", "From China to Africa" and "A Journey in China". After the signing ceremony, CICC’s representative gave a speech on "Enhancing Cooperation between Chinese and African Media Institutions" in which the cooperative experience was shared. It was recognized by the peers media from both China and Africa. Monde Twala，the President of South Africa’s ETV, also shared the cooperative experience with CICC from the perspective of the African media cooperation. He noted that those excellent documentaries co-produced by CICC and ETV in the six years of pleasant cooperation had presented the looks of a real China and a real Africa to the whole world.