Paris / Los Angeles - 27 January. Basic Lead, the organizer of DISCOP ISTANBUL
today announced that close to 300 companies will be attending the
upcoming second edition of the event, which takes place from 28 February
to 1 March.
Held at the INTERCONTINENTAL CEYLAN HOTEL, DISCOP ISTANBUL
will draw together over 120 international suppliers of television
content and buyers representing broadcasters, pay-tv operators, mobile
networks, alternative content distribution platforms and territorial
agents operating in Eurasia and Northern Africa, a half-a-billion viewer
world region set to phenomenally grow in the years to come.
Exhibitors selling content include
ZODIAK RIGHTS, BANIJAY, ITV STUDIOS GLOBAL ENTERTAINMENT, TURNER
BROADCASTING SYSTEM, AETN INTERNATIONAL, TELEMUNDO, TELEVISA, DISCOVERY,
VENEVISION, NBCUNIVERSAL, VIACOM, SPARKS, ZEE TELEFILMS, MONDO TV, TRT,
GLOBAL AGENCY, MBC, MEDIASET, MBC, to name a very few.
Sellers taking part in DISCOP ISTANBUL
will also include the largest contingent, ever, of Turkish producers
and distributors of world renowned Drama Series !
France’s programs export arm, TV FRANCE INTERNATIONAL,
will also be in attendance with a contingent of 30 companies including
ARTE, AB INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION, MEDIATOON, INA, and others.
will offer a vibrant program of informative sessions and briefings,
featuring a selection of renowned industry speakers and three days
respectively dedicated to Central Asia’s booming television industry, to
the renaissance of Arabic television content focusing on the reasons
why Middle Eastern and North African home-grown tales do so well at home
and abroad and to the future of content distribution.
DISCOP ISTANBUL will also feature a generous agenda of social functions and networking opportunities.
Patrick Jucaud, General Manager of Basic Lead commented today, “The inaugural edition of DISCOP ISTANBUL
in 2011 exceeded all our expectations and this year’s market is showing
all the signs of being even more successful. We look forward to
welcoming buyers from Eurasia and Northern Africa who very seldom travel
to other international markets, alongside the large contingent of
international attendees looking to do business in this rapidly growing
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