DISCOP Dubai Welcomes India As Its Guest Country

The organizers of DISCOP Dubai, one of the most important television events with a special focus on the Middle East and the Indian Sub-Continent, are proud to announce that India will be honored as the 2018 edition’s Guest Country.

Entertainment content produced in India is gaining a lot of traction in the Middle East with many Bollywood movies made available in Arabic or with subtitles. Successful coproduction initiatives have also been initiated recently between Indian and UAE companies.

The Welcome Party to be held on the first day of the market will honor the Indian delegation ‘en route’ for Dubai. 50+ delegates representing 30+ well established and up-and-coming entertainment and media companies will represent India at DISCOP Dubai 2018 expected to welcome close to 750+ participants including Animation Xpress, Artha Animation, Berserk Media, Eros International, GoQuest Media Ventures, Kyoshi Entertainment, Native Ninja Localisation Services, Ne Media Syndication, One Life Studios, One Take Media, Shemaroo Entertainment, Sony Pictures Networks India, Spuul Digital Entertainment, Star India, Times Internet, Times Network, Toonz Media Group, Ultra Media and Entertainment, Viacom 18 / Indiacast and Zee Entertainment.

“Bollywood movies and Indian TV series are amongst the top programs watched by young adults in the Middle East. Honoring their success and popularity at DISCOP was a logical path. We are very proud to welcome India’s top entertainment and media players for this next edition of DISCOP Dubai,” Patrick ZUCHOWICKI JUCAUD, founder and general director of DISCOP Markets, said of the new initiative.

DISCOP Dubai’s sidebar conference and knowledge-transfer program will feature a special session dubbed “Discover India: Overview of India’s Freshest Content,” followed by a panel discussion around the opportunities and challenges faced by Indian content producers and distributors when they sell their programs abroad.

Speakers to take part at DISCOP Dubai include Naveen CHANDRA, Head International Business, Times Network; Mukund Cairae, CEO – Middle East & Asia Pacific, ZEE Entertainment; Shamoly KHERA, Director, One Take Media; Sachin GOKHALE, Senior VP, Viacom 18 / IndiaCast; Girish DWIBHASHYAM, Head of Content, Spuul Digital Entertainment; Gaurav Malhotra, CEO, Artha Animation; Anil Wanvari, Founder, Chairman & Editor-In-Chief, The Animation Xpress Network.

Close to 750+ film, television, online content production and distribution executives driving entertainment and media business across the Middle East and the Indian Sub-Continent are expected to participate in DISCOP Dubai 2018.

For more information on DISCOP DUBAI visit www.discop.com

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers. Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry. Catch him on Twitter: twitter.com/andrewgerm_za Instagram: instagram.com/andrewgerm_za IMDb: www.imdb.com/name/nm5390453/