600 DELEGATES ARE REGISTERED FOR DISCOP DUBAI’S INAUGURAL EDITION
Los Angeles | Dubai January 24, 2017 – Basic Lead, organizers of DISCOP, a TV and Film market and matchmaking programs, is announcing over 600 registered television content buyers, sellers and producers for the inaugural edition of DISCOP DUBAI taking place January 29 to 31, 2017 at the prestigious MADINAT JUMEIRAH resort in Dubai. Registration is still open.
Close to 200 international and regional TV content suppliers will be exhibiting or attending DISCOP Dubai, including some of the world’s leading television brands plus 300+ buyers representing broadcasters, cable, satellite, mobile and streaming operators primarily servicing countries from MENA and the Indian Subcontinent in the market for content, adaptation rights and packaged TV channels.
DISCOP DUBAI is featuring a 2-day “deal-building” agenda of informative panel discussions and hands-on workshops tailored for broadcasters and independent producers. An emphasis will be placed on the highly competitive MENA multiscreen marketplace, the power of advertisers and the importance of comedy across all content distribution platforms. Moderated by Nabil KAZAN, President of KPTV-MENA, the program will feature key industry experts representing companies such as EUTELSAT (France), EURODATA (France), OSN (UAE), STARZ PLAY (USA), YAHLIVE (UAE), IHS (UK), DU (DUBAI), CREATIVE VENTURE (UAE), TECOM (UAE), TWO FOUR 54 (UAE), GTV PRODUCTIONS (GERMANY) TRIVIUM MEDIA & PRODUCTION (UAE) , VENTURE COMMUNICATION (UAE) and many others.
In addition, under the guidance of Jan SALLING, Co-Chairman of FRAPA, the conference program will explore the funding, distribution and protection of independently developed TV formats, and welcome representatives from GLOBAL AGENCY, CHANNEL SCULPTOR, TALPA, FREMANTLEMEDIA, BBC WORLDWIDE, ARAB FORMATS LAB and more.
“Driven by the tastes, expectations and usage patterns of an extremely young demographic, innovative business models and rapidly rising consumer embracement of pay and satellite television, television content business across MENA and the Indian Sub-Continent will rise fast as the driving trends behind these regions’ long-term growth remain the same, despite economic and geopolitical uncertainties.” says Patrick ZUCHOWICKI, founder of the DISCOP matchmaking programs.
DISCOP DUBAI is organized with the support of its Strategic Partner TECOM (Dubai Studio City, Dubai Media City) as well as the Arab State Broadcasting Union (ASBU), the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (APBU), Emirates Airlines and the Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts Group. ABOUT DISCOP | Created in 1991 for the purpose of helping small and global companies in the entertainment industry tap into the potential of emerging, multi-platform, television marketplaces.
The DISCOP «matchmaking programs» are attended by sellers and buyers of television content operating in Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States, the Middle East, the Indian Sub-Continent, Oceania and South-East Asia. These programs deliver measurable results in the form of pre-confirmed meetings between vetted buyers and qualified content suppliers. In 2017, three DISCOP «matchmaking programs» are scheduled in Abidjan, Johannesburg and for the first time in Dubai.
LIST OF CONFIRMED EXHIBITORS AS OF 24 JANUARY