CABSAT & DISCOP Co-Locate in Dubai


DISCOP Dubai and CABSAT have agreed to join forces and co-locate their respective events.

The DISCOP Content Market will take place within the halls of the Dubai World Trade Centre, alongside CABSAT’s Broadcast tradeshow. The two entities will team up in various aspects of the event.

DISCOP Dubai has unveiled a full-service lounge, the First Look Salon, which will cater to the needs of independent MENA producers wanting to shop their projects to production and distribution partners, local OTTs and global streamers in need of authentic, non-English-language entertainment content.

“Tomorrow’s transformative potential will come from allowing local creatives to tell stories about their own cultures and then distributing them truly internationally,” said Patrick Zuchowicki Jucaud, co-manager of DISCOP Dubai. “Our ambition is to showcase [around] 20 projects, from romantic dramas, funny comedies, to action-packed thrillers and help their producers fast-track development, funding and distribution.”

“MENA is changing fast. Like everywhere else in the world, viewers’ habits are shifting radically and competition for the 18-to-34 tech-savvy demographic is fierce,” said Heba Korayem, CEO of Dubai-based H Consult, MENA’s specialized content market consultancy. “The transformative impact of new technologies, data and artificial intelligence on the local media and entertainment industry was the primary driver behind the co-location of DISCOP Dubai with CABSAT.”