HABTOOR GRAND / DUBAI / UAE

1 day / 4 panels
25 speakers / 16 awards
1 gala awards dinner

15 November 2016
2016

Agenda


  • 09:00-9:50 AMBREAKFAST AND NETWORKING
  • 09:50-10:00 AM
    WELCOME SPEECH
    Vijaya Cherian, Editorial Director, CPI Media Group
  • 10:00-11:00 AM

    TV PRODUCTION IN THE MIDDLE EAST – OPPORTUNITIES AND LIMITATIONS

    • New Platforms, New Business Paradigms, New Players: New production opportunities in MENA
    • Production Budgets – Challenges in the MENA
    • The Digital Effect: The role and impact of YouTube and social media in boosting production
    • Shifting Mindsets: TV, OTT, Short-form production and Branded Content

    Moderator: Badih Fattouh, CEO of Creative Ventures

    Panellists:

    • Tarek Amin, CEO | Digital, Adline Media Network
    • Karim Sarkis, CEO, Sync Media
    • Lina Matta, Senior Channel Manager, MBC Group
    • Wael Attili, ‎Co-Founder & VP Content, Kharabeesh
    • Shereen El Meligi, Senior Manager, Content, O3 Productions
  • 11:00-11:15 AM
    TV RECEPTION TRENDS IN MENA: the 2016 EUTELSAT TV OBSERVATORY
    Claudia Vaccarone
    Head of Market Research & Customer Experience | Eutelsat
    This MENA research paper is being presented for the first time at THE ASBU BROADCASTPRO SELEVISION 2016 SUMMIT before its global release.
  • 11:15-12:00 PM
    REFRESHMENTS AND NETWORKING
  • 12:00-01:00 PM

    OTT & BROADCAST– WHERE IS THE REVOLUTION?

    • All of the OTT services are here. Now what?
    • How should broadcasters deploy OTT to enhance their proposition and monetise their content?
    • In a region of often compromised content security, are OTT services a further risk? Or is an integrated OTT offering an opportunity to turn revenue leaks into paying subscribers?
    • What are the key technology and service provision challenges for an integrated OTT service?
    • With new OTT offerings and the threat of online piracy, can pay TV and broadcasters compete?

    Moderator: Christophe Firth, Principal, A.T. Kearney

    Panellists:

    • Maaz Sheikh, CEO, Starz Play Arabia
    • Olivier Dufour, Group Director of Digital | beIN Media Group
    • Nader Sobhan, Head of Middle East & North Africa, iFlix
    • Fares Akkad, Head of Distribution and Digital Business Development, MBC Group
    • Richard Frankland, VP Sales EMEA, Irdeto
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  • 01:00-02:15 PMLUNCH
  • 2:15-03:15 PM

    TECH PANEL – THE CHALLENGES OF DEPLOYING TECHNOLOGIES IN A FAST-CHANGING BROADCAST SCENARIO

    • Cloud and IP strategies in the MENA – where do we stand?
    • Software-defined networks – are we ready?
    • Developing digital services within a linear TV environment
    • Merging Broadcast, Broadband and Mobile for a great multiscreen experience
    • Working with tech heads in different disciplines
    • Leveraging Artificial Intelligence for a better future?

    Moderator: Robert Sveb, Director of Global Technology Services, Technology & Network Operations Division, Al Jazeera Media Network

    Panellists:

    • Mohamed Abuagla, Executive Director of Technology & Operations (CIO/CTO), Al Jazeera Media Network
    • Israel Esteban, Executive Director of Technology, beIN Media Group
    • Peter Van Dam, Director of Technology, Live HD, Abu Dhabi Media
    • Frank Kerrin, Director of Technology Support and Projects, Broadcast Engineering, OSN
    • Ian Cockett, CTO, Pebble Beach Systems
  • 03:15-03:30 PMCOFFEE BREAK
  • 03:30-04:30 PM

    CEO PANEL – MENA TV LANDSCAPE – THEN AND NOW

    • Linear TV: The shift to pay: fad or trend?
    • The business of TV: Where are advertising, subscription and digital dollars headed?
    • Content: The impact of new platforms on content strategy
    • Digital: Are new platforms enablers or disruptors?

    Moderator: Karim Sarkis, CEO of Sync Media

    Panellists:

    • Sam Barnett, CEO, MBC Group
    • Sanjay Raina, GM, Fox International Channels, Middle East
    • Emad Morcos, Chief Content Officer, OSN
    • Dr. Raed Khusheim, CEO, Selevision
  • 4:30 PM SHORT FUN ACTIVITY, RAFFLE DRAW AND NETWORKING
  • 7:00 PMDOORS OPEN FOR AWARDS

Event Sponsors

Thank you to all our amazing partners and sponsors for your support

Title Sponsor

Selevision



Gold Sponsor

Snell Advanced Media


Knowledge & OTT Panel Partner

Irdeto



Knowledge Partner

Eutelsat Communications



Welcome Sponsor

Fox Networks Group



Associate Sponsor

Pebble Beach Systems