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It's a Small World

09:00 AM – 10:00 AM – Driving digitalization via Satellite

Today the majority of TV homes in the region are already receiving TV programs via satellite and this will further increase in the future. Distribution via satellite has the advantage that it can reach anyone and that it is not limited to specific infrastructures on the ground. In addition to its cost –efficiency and unlimited reach, satellite is also the primary delivery way for cable and IP-based reception. Cable and Telecom operators are receiving the majority of the TV channels from satellite, turn them around at the receiving head-end and feed them into the networks. Satellite is also ideally placed in the merging world of TV and Internet. Satellite offers a variety of solutions to enjoy content anytime and anywhere by combining the best of both worlds – satellite being used for “one-to-many” and IP for “one-to-one” applications. The presentation illustrates how Eutelsat can support broadcaster to grow globally as well as locally.

Presented by: Christoph Limmer, VP Global Sales Video, Eutelsat Communications

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

The next programming trend: TV Movies

Topics such as latest TV Movies Project, Why we need TV Movies?, TRT’s 2016 productions and how does TV movies effect Turkish Cinema and more will be addressed.

Moderated by Faruk Guven, Executive Producer, TRT TV Movies

11:00 AM – 06:00 PM –  IT’S A SMALL WORLD

IT’S A SMALL WORLD conference will take place on the 2nd day of DISCOP ISTANBUL and will explore new co-production developments, opportunities, guidelines, challenges and alternative cooperation strategies with countries with rising film and TV industry sectors.

11:00 – 12:00 

a. TURKEY: Moderated by Faruk Guven, Executive Producer, TRT TV Movies, Turkey

Confirmed Panelists: 

Semra Korver Guzel, Producer, TRT, Turkey

Altuğ İşler, Producer, Shooting In Turkey, Turkey

Mehmet Cam, Programming Manager, ATV, Turkey

12:00 – 1:00


Moderated by Rastislav Durman, Content Development Coordinator, RTV, Serbia 

Confirmed Panelists: 

Tatjana Simic, Co-ordinator of International Projects and Festivals, HRT/Croatian TV, Croatia

Kleart Duraj, Head of International Relations, Albanian Radio Television, Albania

Marijana Bojanic, CEO, Television Vijesti, Montenegro

LUNCH BREAK: 1:00 – 2:00PM

2:00 – 3:00PM 


Moderated by Russell Southwood, Chief Editor, Balancing Act, UK

Confirmed Panelists:

Elias Schulze, Managing Director & Co-Founder, Kana Television, Ethiopia

Okey Nwosu, CEO, Key Media Nigeria Limited, Nigeria

Lina Matta, Senior Channel Manager, MBC, UAE

3:00 – 4:00 


Moderated by: Ketevan Meparidze, International Sales and Acquisitions Manager, GDS TV, Georgia

Levan Bakhia, Producer, Sarke Studios, Georgia

Tamara Edgar, Director of Programming, GDS TV, Georgia