Since November 2014, Radiodiffusion télévision ivoirienne – RTI (Cote d’Ivoire Radio and Television Broadcasting House) has been positioning itself on the Ivorian cinema market, through the creation of two bodies namely RTI Productions and RTI Distribution. As a result of this, 2015 has become its first true fiscal year. Hence the need for stocktaking. Of course RTI’s long-term objective remains that of asserting the Babiwood brand which it launched as the main trademark for movies produced in Cote d’Ivoire, as is the case with Nollywood in Nigeria, Hollywood in the United States or Bollywood in India.
During the first year, RTI funded the shooting of several series, such as “Soeurs ennemies” (Enemy Sisters) and “La Robe Rouge” (The Red Dress), produced by Original Entertainment and IBG Production. Additionally, RTI was able to secure funding from OIF (Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie) to the tune of € 20,000 which has been earmarked for dubbing the series titled “Soeurs ennemies” in English. In the same vein, RTI applied for a call for production launched by OIF and the results are expected to be out by the end of March 2016.
Source/read the full article (in french): Agence Ecofin, February 19th, 2016, translation by Mokolo