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CABSAT 2023 successfully concludes

Dubai: The 29th edition of CABSAT 2023, the award-winning event for the broadcast, satellite, content creation, production, distribution, digital media, and entertainment industries, drew to a successful conclusion on May 18, 2023, showcased emerging trends and technologies in these fields and facilitated thought-provoking discussions, alongside practical demos on the show floor.The three-day exhibition, which kicked off on May 16, 2023, at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) served as a significant platform for numerous exhibitors from across the globe to present their various innovative solutions and forge alliances to grow their business in the region. During the event, several announcements, partnerships, and Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) were signed between various organisations exhibiting at the show.CABSAT brought together international industry leaders alongside regional government and business stakeholders for three days of business networking, knowledge sharing, and innovation discovery. Exhibiting companies included NEOM; Beijing Municipal Radio and Television Bureau; Vectracom archives solutions from France; Kenya Television Network; Akratek Elektronok San Türkiye; Canadian media technology company Grass Valley, and multinational Hitachi.Innovative products on the show floor included the highspeed Glambot camera, known for its precision focus video from Hollywood red carpets, dual-camera VR, a virtual production studio created in collaboration with PIXOJAM, the latest use of artificial intelligence (AI), and multi-dimensional tech transforming the editing process.Over the three days, exhibitors taking part in CABSAT were able to demonstrate the game-changing impact of their latest technologies and solutions, build relationships with their peers and attract new partners to their network.Marta Olender of Moviebird International commented: “We are delighted to have participated in CABSAT 2023, a significant event for the broadcast, satellite, content creation, production, distribution, digital media, and entertainment industries. Through this event, we showcased our range of advanced solutions which included the cutting-edge, high-tech telescopic camera cranes for film and television production. Our advanced solutions enable a convenient and creative filmmaking process, significantly assisting film producers and camera operators across the globe. The event further served as a platform for us to explore avenues for collaboration with a number of companies from throughout the region.”Andrew Bear, Head of Video Protection Business at Verimatrix, stated: “CABSAT 2023 provided a significant opportunity for us to highlight our cutting-edge anti-piracy and cybersecurity solutions that help prevent large-scale content theft and safeguard the digital media landscape. Our solutions aim to address concerns surrounding video piracy, cyberattacks, and enterprise threats, which continue to grow significantly both regionally and globally. By participating in the event, we aimed at assisting our partners in expanding quickly in the regional markets, protecting important revenue streams, and achieving new clients.”Hamid Rahmani, Managing Director of Broadcast Hightech Systems (BHS) said: “At the CABSAT 2023, we exhibited our innovative ideas and solutions that are aimed at advancing the broadcasting and telecommunication industries. By offering cost-effective services of the highest standard and quality, we strive to assist people in communicating effectively and efficiently. In keeping with our goal to deliver swift and efficient connectivity, we are committed to providing superior and reliable satellite solutions.”Attracting a large gathering of industry professionals from the MEASA region, CABSAT also hosted several educative panel discussions and conferences which featured a remarkable line-up of thought-leaders as speakers, that shed light on emerging technologies that will reshape the future development of the media, entertainment and satellite sectors. The Content Congressdiscussed the numerous challenges in producing high-quality content and ways to overcome them, meanwhile, the SatExpo Summit highlighted the significance of various ground-breaking technologies such as AI and automation to improve and promote sustainable space operations. The NextGen Content Screening event exhibited the latest content offering of the Middle East and Africa in the scripted and non-scripted formats across various genres including anime, drama, kids, sports, comedy, action, mystery, and thriller.CABSAT 2023, which recently received a Broadcast Pro ME award for outstanding contribution to the development of the MENA media and entertainment industries, offered an unparalleled opportunity for exhibitors to explore various business opportunities, as well as for attendees to discover a wide range of ground-breaking solutions and stay up to date with the most recent developments in the broadcast, satellite, media, and entertainment industries.
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CABSAT Day 2: Focus on business growth, emerging trend

Dubai: Day two of CABSAT 2023, the flagship event for broadcast, satellite, content creation, production, distribution, digital media and entertainment industries, welcomed visitors from around the world to network, collaborate, and seek opportunities for advancement.Through a dynamic programme of conference sessions, live technology demos, and showcases of global innovation, the 29th edition of CABSAT has reaffirmed its position as the region’s largest gathering of the creative, broadcast, and satellite communities that will run until May 18, 2023, at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).During the event's second day, industry leaders participated in panel discussions on a range of topics. Session topics included, ‘Women Power: Shattering the Glass Screen,’ ‘Content Partnerships in MENA: Trends in Co-productions, Commissioning, and Content Rights Sharing,’ and ‘Fireside Chat: How Social Media is Disrupting the Disruptors,’ among others. Discussions focused on emerging developments in the media and entertainment industries, allowing participants to evaluate the current conditions and develop effective strategies for the sector’s future.Catherine Mwangi, Head of the TV at Kenya Television Network, said: “Kenya Television Network took part in the Content Congress platform's session at CABSAT 2023 entitled, ‘Women Power: Shattering the Glass Screen,’ which was geared towards women working in the media. Having the opportunity to engage with leading female executives who are shaping global content, laying the foundation for future generations, and advancing inclusivity was an honour. At Kenya Television Network, we will continue to work towards making women's voices heard, to build a society that is more inclusive and equitable, as well as support the invaluable contributions of women in all spheres of life.”“The MENA content industry is currently experiencing significant growth in premium content production. Through collaboration with high-calibre talents and leading partners, we are dedicated to bringing quality content to audiences in the region and beyond. As part of CABSAT 2023’s ‘Content Partnerships in MENA: Trends in Co-productions, Commissioning, and Content Rights sharing’ session, we were able to lead effective discussions on the importance of collaboration in driving the region’s content industry forward and how successful film production relies on the collective effort of a diverse group of talented professionals,” Darine El Khatib, VP of Film Production at Majid Al Futtaim, commented. CABSAT's SATEXPO Summit on day two, took place concurrently with the Content Congress, the most comprehensive gathering of regional and global satellite and space technology industry influencers. Innovators established executives, engineers, government officials, and diverse solution providers attended the Summit, which also examine the role of satellite and space technology in promoting and enhancing sustainability on Earth.The NEXTGen Content Screening programme on CABSAT’s second day showcased some of the best content the Middle East and Africa have to offer, providing an impactful addition to the Content Congress agenda. The screening features content from TV, film, serial drama, kids, documentary, and sports genres, and facilitates prearranged meetings with content buyers to foster collaborations and partnership opportunities.Moreover, key news releases were unveiled during the event, providing valuable insights into the latest industry trends.Nevion, a Sony Group Company and award-winning provider of virtualized media production solutions, announced the integration of its Nevion Contribution solution by Viacom18, a subsidiary of Network18 Group, one of India's most diversified media and entertainment conglomerates, at CABSAT. Nevion's solution, which was delivered in just three weeks, is being used for live coverage of the hugely popular TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket tournament.CABSAT’s 29th edition also highlights the latest technologies that are transforming the production, remote production, editing, preservation, and distribution channels of movies, including the revolutionary Glambot camera made famous by the Oscar’s red carpet, dual cameras bringing the real world and Virtual Reality together, along with an on-site virtual production studio hosted in partnership with PIXOJAM. The Beijing Pavilion, which featured an '8k Zone,' displayed examples of 8k resolution content, the latest evolution of display technology. A video conference between Beijing and the UAE was also held in the pavilion to fortify relations between the two countries and encourage collaboration within the industry.CABSAT also provided over 21 French companies with the chance to present their technological innovations, promote La French Tech, and build alliances with businesses from the Middle East, as well as other nations like Turkey or India. France further highlighted its goal to adapt and capitalise on its film and audio-visual industry’s assets, which are among the most diverse and dynamic in the world in terms of creativity, originality, artistic expertise, and skills ranging from direction and production to post-production.The event proved to be a successful networking opportunity, with business deals being struck amongst attendees.Arabsat announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Loft Orbital (Loft) to collaborate on the mission definition for a future infrastructure in low earth orbit (LEO). Both companies will work together to create the infrastructure that will cater to the needs of various sectors of Arabsat's customers.Exhibitors praised the three-day exhibition for the host of opportunities it offers to the industry to present breakthrough innovations to peers, potential investors, and decision-makers.Philipp Glänzel, General Manager – CTO, Qvest Dubai, said: “CABSAT 2023 has been pivotal for us, not only because it has been a home game for our Qvest team in the MENA region, but also for providing us with an excellent opportunity to interact with industry partners and customers, especially with cloud-based technologies creating new possibilities for content creation, management, and delivery. We are convinced that a strong tech stack will be the key differentiator going forward to establish reliable hybrid integrations in both on-prem and multi-cloud environments. Furthermore, platforms like CABSAT will undoubtedly increase our potential for strategic alliances and ensure a reliable forum to expedite the adoption of current market trends.”Jonas Michaelis, Head of Operations, Techtriq, stated: “At CABSAT 2023, our focus was on generative Artificial Intelligence tools, as they offer tremendous potential to media companies both in the MENA region and worldwide. For instance, we completely integrated ChatGPT into qibb in January of this year, providing us and our customers with improved options for even more efficient professional media workflows in our cloud-based integration platform. With our participation, we were able to highlight the competitive advantages of these tools and look forward to their widespread adoption for the sector’s advancement.”For the first time, this year CABSAT is co-located with the inaugural edition of Integrate Middle East, which brings together the region’s global professional audio-visual (Pro AV) and media technology communities.
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Dubai welcomes CABSAT 2023 and Integrate Middle East

Dubai: CABSAT 2023, the premier exhibition for content creation, production, distribution, digital media, satellite communication and space technology, will commence tomorrow, Tuesday May 16, 2023, at the Dubai World Trade Centre. In its 29th edition, CABSAT 2023 will co-locate with the inaugural edition of Integrate Middle East, bringing together the region's professional audio-visual (Pro-AV) and media technology communities.Taking place from May 16 to 18, 2023, the two dynamic exhibitions will unveil emerging trends and growth opportunities across industries. Attendees can discover the future of Middle East broadcasting, technology, satellite communications, and the thriving media and entertainment sector, projected to grow at a remarkable CAGR of 12.9% from 2021 to 2027.[i]While media and communication technologies have brought significant benefits to this sector, CABSAT tackles critical challenges in content monetisation, competition, infrastructure, and more. Join the conjunction of these events to connect with innovative content creators, producers, broadcast technology providers, and satellite distribution experts.CABSAT 2023 will also feature some of its most anticipated initiatives, including the Content Congress, where the challenges of producing high-quality content, as well as ways to resolve them, will be discussed. During the event, the SATEXPO Summit will highlight the importance of the satellite industry and its readiness to use cutting-edge technologies like automation and Artificial Intelligence (AI), while also discussing various strategies for leading sustainable space activities.Similarly, the ‘NEXTGen Content Screening’ initiative will also return to showcase the latest Middle Eastern and African content in both scripted and non-scripted formats from various genres.Another new and notable aspect of CABSAT’s 2023 edition is its co-location with Integrate Middle East, which is anticipated to be a leading forum and sourcing platform for technology leaders and integrated solution buyers in the Pro-AV industry. Leaders from the production and broadcast industries, including those from Warner Bros., Discovery, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited, Abu Dhabi Film Commission, and from Pro AV and media tech communities including Voodooh; Behind the Stage; Quest, Epson Europe B.V., Calyx and others, will address the attendees during scheduled conferences and panel discussions for both events.These thought leaders and industry experts will offer valuable insights from the summit sessions that will concentrate on relevant and timely industry topics, including emerging revenue streams, phygital stores with XR, digital signage, immersive audio, IoT-enabled Pro-AV for smart buildings, and more, for the Pro-AV and media industries across the globe.Flagship forums like CABSAT and Integrate Middle East allow guests and exhibitors to find, connect, and drive strategic initiatives with key representatives in order to advance the industry. Both exhibitions are expected to draw more than 14,000 visitors and have a significant impact on the global satellite communication, production, and distribution sectors. 
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Media.Monks appoints Youssef Hallal as Head of Data and Analytics

Dubai: Media.Monks, a global creative production company that collaborates with advertising and creative agencies to design digital advertising and marketing campaigns, has appointed Youssef Hallal as Head of Data and Analytics, MENA. This move aims to strengthen Media.Monks' data and analytics capabilities in the MENA region.Hallal comes to Media.Monks from Wunderman Thompson, where he served as Head of Analytics, establishing a data and analytics department. In his new role, Hallal will concentrate on building the entire data ecosystem, including data architecture, BI, data activation, collection, synchronisation, CDPs, and CRM.Commenting on his appointment, Hallal noted the significant need for advanced data capabilities in the region. Media.Monks is one of the few companies in the area that can provide extensive capabilities in combination with content, data, and digital media and technology services, delivering a complete service offering. He looks forward to collaborating with his new colleagues and clients to increase efficiency across organisations.Nelly Saad, Managing Director of Media.Monks Middle East, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Youssef as the new Head of Data and Analytics for MENA. His extensive experience and expertise in data analytics and digital transformation will help us continue to expand our data and analytics capabilities in the region, delivering cutting-edge solutions that leverage the power of data to drive business growth for our clients.”