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Discop Istanbul will be back for 2018

Discop has confirmed its Istanbul event has been cancelled after a spate of terrorist attacks in the city and wider country, but organisers have told TBI it plans to bring the market back to the Turkish city next year. Market organiser Basic Lead has axed the event amid growing political and geopolitical tension in Turkey. […]

Discop Istanbul 2017 cancelled

Discop Istanbul will not take place next year amid security fears. The market has taken place in Turkey every year since 2008, but geopolitical tensions in the country and surrounding region mean it will not go ahead next year. Attendance for the 2016 edition in March was down, with various executives staying away after Turkey […]

Discop launches Dubai event

Discop owner Basic Lead is launching a content market in Dubai. Discop Dubai will take place from 29-31 January, 2017, at the Madinat Jumeirah resort. The confab, supported by the Arab State Broadcasting Union among others, will target countries from the Middle East, North Africa, Gulf and Asian subcontinent. It will combine a traditional market, […]

Discop on despite Istanbul bombing

The organisers of Discop Istanbul say the event will go ahead in early March despite recent terrorist activity in the Turkish capital. They released a statement saying more than 500 buyers had registered for the sixth edition of the trade market, and that they had made “host of measures designed to facilitate attendance following recent […]

South Africa’s Southern styling

South Africa has become a key strategic territory for international players, while local producers seek new ways to retain rights in a constricted market and subscription on-demand services emerge as the latest battleground. Juliana Koranteng reports. Locally and internationally, the South African TV production business is buzzing. Thanks to an exotic but diverse geography and […]

Discop Africa event adds a sports day

The third day of the upcoming Discop Africa event will be given over to local sports content. The event organisers, Basic Lead, said focus on sports on the last day of the ninth edition of the market and conference will feature broadcasters, producers and sports experts discussing and analysing the local sports rights and production […]