Los Angeles / Paris – The second edition of Discop Istanbul concluded last week, reporting a 25 per cent overall increase in attendance over last year’s inaugural edition.

A total of 337 companies from 51 countries comprising 628 delegates attended the market, including 128 international exhibiting companies selling television content rights and merchandising licenses. This figure represents an increase of 33 new exhibiting companies compared with last year’s attendance.

The success of the event demonstrates the rebound of the television content business across Central Asia and the Middle East, and highlights the increased strategic importance of the region for global television content-driven industries.