Sixth DISCOP Istanbul to Welcome 750-Plus Participants


LOS ANGELES/ISTANBUL: Basic Lead and Globus Fairs, co-organizers of the upcoming DISCOP Istanbul, are preparing to host more than 750 delegates, with 100-plus distribution and production companies expected to attend the event.

DISCOP Istanbul will be held March 1 to 3 at the International Convention and Exhibition Center in Istanbul. Organizers expect 400 acquisitions and programming executives representing close to 200 broadcasters and content distribution platforms to be in attendance.

The Format Day on March 1 will feature conferences and presentations dedicated to the challenges of adapting story lines and concepts to get formats to travel across cultures into various TV markets. DISCOP Istanbul is focused on the television industry in CEE, MENA and CIS territories.

“We are proud to hold this sixth edition of DISCOP Istanbul, once again showcasing an important strategic world region for the commerce of multiplatform content,” said Patrick Zuchowicki, CEO of Basic Lead. “Despite recent regional economic and geopolitical tensions, Istanbul continues to be a city that offers a vital global crossroads for television and pop culture.”