Local formats in DISCOP spotlight


DISCOP East 2008, the biggest TV content market in Central and Eastern Europe, opens today in Budapest for its 18th edition with nearly 2,000 participants expected.

Organizers anticipate about 500 sellers and 1,300 buyers from 33 countries throughout Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Western companies including BBC World Service, MTV Networks International, CBS Paramount International TV, MGM Television and Warner Bros. International TV Distribution will utilize the market to liaise with Central and Eastern European clients.

"Local production in Central and Eastern Europe is booming," said Helge Kohnen, head of Eastern European affairs at Bavaria Media Television. "Therefore, we are offering not only finished products but also more and more script rights." (partialdiff)