DISCOP IS THE LEADER IN AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST
WE HAVE 30 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
DISCOP audiovisual content markets were created in 1991 to explore opportunities in the ex-Soviet republics. Eleven years ago, we switched our attention to Sub-Saharan Africa, Northern Africa and the Middle East. We have helped 2,000+ international companies access new business options in more than 100+ emerging countries that have sprung over the years as strong entertainment and media marketplaces.
OUR B2B MARKETS ARE LEADERS FOR CONTENT BUSINESS IN AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST
We enjoy a 92% industry recognition level and bring together global entertainment brands as well as a fast-growing number of independent producers and distributors of homegrown content that resonates better with local audiences and advertisers.
WE DELIVER MEETINGS
DISCOP markets deliver sales, coproduction and development opportunities in the form of qualified meetings. These meetings are planned in-house and mix state-of-the-art matchmaking technology with old-fashioned customer service. We help our participants set-up meeting with each other before, during and after our markets in a move to keep the conversation going year-round between them.
FOR US, BUYERS ARE KING
We recognize that buyers deserve better than uncontrolled and overwhelming networking experiences. They have access to DISCOP CLUB, a screening and meeting scheduling platform backed by 'personal shoppers'ready to help buyers source the content they need and prepare the grounds for ‘face-to-face’ and ‘remote meetings’.
WE PUT A STRONG FOCUS ON COPRODUCTION PROJECTS AND PROJECTS IN DEVELOPMENT
As coproduction in international television expands, Africa and the Middle East can play an increasingly influential role in getting a project off the ground. Competitive incentive programs are already available in a few countries. Our markets also help content producers, with solid works in progress, reach out to key players in Africa and the Middle East who could bring added value to projects in early development.
WE MAINTAIN A POWERFUL DATABASE
We currently monitor 69+ countries in Africa and the Middle East. In each of these countries, we keep a close watch on public and commercial broadcasters, premium cable/satellite channels, pay-tv operators, mobile and streaming platforms, telecom and content production companies, and multiscreen consumer brands.
DISCOP IS VETTED BY OFFICIAL ORGANIZATIONS
Group umbrellas are set-up at our markets by trade and governmental export assistance organizations such as the US Commercial Services (USA), TVFI (France), KOCCA (Korea), PACT (U.K.), ICEX (Spain), DAC (South Africa), ITO (Turkey) SARFT (China), etc.
WE ARE CONNECTED GLOBALLY
DISCOP is based in Los Angeles, the entertainment capital of the world, and maintains a network of field agents across Africa and the Middle East. DISCOP is also partners with most of the global / regional, print and online trade publications covering the entertainment and media industry.