The event is set to host a roster of content producers, distributors, and media service providers hailing from various corners of the globe.
The E-Ramadan Content Market (ERCM), an annual virtual event that serves as a hub for content distributors and platforms offering exclusive programmes for the Holy Month of Ramadan, has announced that it will take place from October 25 to 26. The event is designed to serve the media community in the Arab World and the wider Muslim community around the world.
ERCM stands as a dynamic platform where content buyers and sellers can come together, explore innovative titles, and forge lasting partnerships. With a primary focus on promoting cultural richness and delivering entertainment that resonates with audiences during Ramadan, this event offers a comprehensive network for those seeking captivating content.
Speaking about the event, Shurouq Alsuwaidi, Programmes Procurement Director at Sharjah Broadcasting Authority, stated: “E-Ramadan Content Market provides a great opportunity to meet and engage with different content creators from different countries, and an opportunity to meet our partners from the content creation industry to have a view on what they are preparing and presenting for Ramadan 2024 season. In this market, we are looking for content that is relevant and useful to our audience to fulfil their expectations.”
The event will welcome a distinguished lineup of content producers, distributors, and media service providers representing diverse regions worldwide. E-sellers attending ERCM will present a curated selection of culturally resonant titles, allowing buyers to explore the finest content for Ramadan. Among the notable participants are Abacus Media Rights (UK), Animation Plus (Egypt), Blue Media (Turkiye), Dream Farm Studios (UK), Ingenuity Productions (Pakistan), Meem Production (Lebanon), Ovisions (Lebanon), Studio 100 Media (Germany), Toonz Media Group (India), and Mako Kids (Turkiye).
Ali Phelan, Sales Manager of Abacus Media Rights (UK), highlighted the opportunity to forge new relationships in the region and stated: “We are really excited to be part of ERCM 2023, which we see as a great opportunity to meet buyers online to introduce them to our wide lineup and also forge new relationships in the region. At AMR, we have a catalogue of strong scripted and factual titles which we are sure will really resonate with acquisitions executives at the event looking for high-end content.”
ERCM also attracts a wide range of buyers from different countries eager to acquire top-quality content for Ramadan to enhance their programming offerings. Buyers attending the event hail from diverse regions, including Brunei, Malaysia, Tanzania, Jordan, and more. Some of the prominent buyers include 1001, Al Salam Media Group, Arab Media Network, AZAM MEDIA LTD, BeIN, DM Don Square Entertainment, Dubai Media Incorporate (Dubai TV), Echorouk TV, Emirates Cable TV & Multimedia LLC (E-Vision), IEN TV, Mi Media International Sdn Bhd, Noor Play, Oman TV, Roya Media Group, Sharjah TV, and many more.
P Jayakumar, Chief Executive Officer of Toonz Media Group (India), highlighted the strategic importance of the MENA region for family entertainment content producers and commented: “ERCM is one of the go-to online marketplaces for the MENA region, which we greatly appreciate as this helps us in taking our world-class content to children and families in different parts of the world.”