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Discop Istanbul ramps up for second edition

Press releases 2012-02-02

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.

DISCOP ISTANBUL 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 region.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

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