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Los Angeles, 8 March – Basic Lead and Globus Fairs, co-organizers of DISCOP Istanbul, announced today a much stronger than anticipated sixth edition. A total of 709 participants took part in the three-day market that wrapped last week, with the 102 television content sales organisations in attendance reporting strong business.

Expanded human resources and reinforced onsite matchmaking assistance delivered a better than average number of meetings, and Patrick ZUCHOWICKI JUCAUD, CEO of Basic Lead said: “Despite recent regional geopolitical tensions, this sixth edition of DISCOP Istanbul continued to underline the strong strategic role the market plays as a major hub for global television business, as well as the vital importance of the expert, pro-active meetings organization offered by Basic Lead during the event.”

Many attendees highlighted that this edition’s quieter pace provided more time to establish relevant relationships with the 402 programming executives who arrived in Istanbul to acquire film, TV series, adaptation rights and packaged TV channels and replenish their grids with new content.

Dates for the next edition will be announced soon, following a survey to be undertaken in the coming days to help the organizers select 2017 dates that will maximise the effectiveness and return on investment of DISCOP Istanbul.

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