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DISCOP ISTANBUL | Press release

DISCOP Istanbul with success

Los Angeles / Organizers of the DISCOP markets today announced that 511 delegates, representing 283 companies from 39 countries, took part in the inaugural edition of DISCOP Istanbul which wrapped this week. The first DISCOP Istanbul welcomed 142 companies who attended the 3-day market to buy television content, with 32% coming from the Greater Middle East and North Africa, 33% from Turkey and 35% from Central Asia, the Balkans and Caucasus.

112 companies attended DISCOP Istanbul as content sellers, 91 of them with exhibits and with a vast majority of them reporting signed deals[DISCOP ISTANBUL] already in place after the first day of the market. “Despite the current tensions affecting some of the targeted countries,” says Patrick JUCAUD, General Manager of BASIC LEAD, the organizer of DISCOP markets, “a vast majority of our participants reported significant deal activity.

These great results underscore the importance of DISCOP’s geographically focused and meetings centric market formula”. Other participating companies included regional advertisers, media buying agencies and independent producers.

The second DISCOP Istanbul is already set to take place from 28 February to 1 March 2012. Close to 2500 participants took part in [DISCOP ISTANBUL]the DISCOP calendar of events organised in 2010, demonstrating the growing importance of world regions such as Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Africa and the Middle East for audiovisual content business.

After 15 years of operating independently, DISCOP events have partnered with the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) since 2005. A global content marketplace for the digital world, NATPE is the only U.S. based destination for buyers and sellers.

Now in Miami Beach, NATPE is a catalyst in the content revolution providing thousands of chances to make one good deal. NATPE |Content First. www.natpemarket.com

For further information contact: Debbie Lawrence Cassy Salyer The Lippin Group – London The Lippin Group – Los Angeles T: +44 203 008 5406 T: +1 323 965 1990 E: dlawrence@lippingroup.com E:csalyer@lippingroup.com


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