Discop Johannesburg 2016: Expanded Floor Plan 100% Sold Out
Johannesburg / Los Angeles, 2 September 2016 – Organizers of the 2016 DISCOP JOHANNESBURG Market and Coproduction Forum, taking place from 2nd to 4th November, today announced record exhibit bookings. The event’s expanded floor plan is set to welcome close to 250+ global and regional sellers of feature films, television content, adaptation rights and packaged channels.
“Over 10,000 hours of prime programming at affordable prices will be offered across a floor plan that is now 100% sold out,” confirmed Patrick ZUCHOWICKI, founder of the DISCOP markets, adding, “DISCOP Johannesburg is praised for the diverse, high-quality programming showcased, all suited to Africa’s multicultural audiences who are fast embracing digital entertainment, binge watching and social media, and we’re expecting this to be another hugely successful edition for all participants.”
Reinforced meeting organization support, mixing matchmaking technology with old-fashioned customer service, will be available two months prior to the opening of DISCOP Johannesburg, which is expected to welcome 2,500+ delegates driving television content business across Sub-Saharan Africa.
“We recognize that, when attending large events such as DISCOP Johannesburg, buyers and sellers are looking for seamless and relevant networking experiences,” comments Rustam KASYMOV, Head of Buyers Relations, adding, “The 500+ qualified television content buyers and commissioners operating in Sub-Saharan Africa expected to attend will be guaranteed a highly effective transactional environment.”
A parallel training and pitching program will help independent producers navigate the contours of content development, production and distribution. On Day #1, captains of industry will take the stage and share their plans to boost Africa’s television industry and turn it into a sustainable sector of activity fostering creativity, generating jobs and fueling growth.
At the same time, organizers have announced that the USA will be honored as DISCOP Johannesburg’s Guest Country, recognizing the growth in collaboration between Africa and the USA.
About the Discop Organization
Founded in 1991, the DISCOP Organization plans market programs that help buyers from developing world regions access prime television content and programs at affordable prices. DISCOP markets are held four times a year, in Dubai, Abidjan, Istanbul and Johannesburg and target B2C content distribution platforms operating primarily in Central and Eastern Europe, North and Sub-Saharan Africa, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the Middle East, the Indian Sub-Continent, Oceania and South East Asia.
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