HABTOOR GRAND / DUBAI / UAE

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

15 November 2016
2016 Awards

Categories

All projects or initiatives that are being submitted for awards should have been completed between November 2015 and November 2016.
Nominations should be submitted online, following the nomination guidelines. Submission deadline Monday 12 noon (GMT), October 17, 2016


  • BEST SHORT PRODUCTION OF 2016
  • STUDIO OF THE YEAR
  • BEST DIGITAL INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR
  • OUTSTANDING KIDS’ BROADCAST INITIATIVE
  • TELCO STRATEGY OF THE YEAR
  • BROADCASTPRO ME 2016 INNOVATIVE PROJECT AWARD
BEST SHORT PRODUCTION OF 2016
  • We want to see the best five minutes and below productions undertaken in the MENA region. It could be a TVC, webisodes, or short films but it should have been produced and edited by people (local or expatriate) residing in the Arab world.
  • Who should apply: Production Houses/Post Production Houses/Independent Filmmakers/Producers/Broadcasters/OTT players.
  • Submission should include details of the production and why it deserves to win. This award is for the quality of the content submitted.
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here
STUDIO OF THE YEAR
  • If you have recently built a new studio for rental or your own production purpose, we want to hear more about how you have kitted it out and what makes it unique enough to merit an award. It could be special fit-outs for different productions or a well-designed studio.
  • Who should apply: Production Houses/Rental Houses/Independent Filmmakers/Producers/Broadcasters.
  • Submission should include technical details of the studio and why it deserves to win.
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here
BEST DIGITAL INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR
  • If you have undertaken any OTT or online streaming projects, this category is for you.
  • Who should apply: Broadcasters/integrators/app developers in the media space/producers/telcos/end users.
  • Submission should include important technical and user interface details as well as statistics and anything else you can provide to make your nomination a strong entry.
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here
OUTSTANDING KIDS’ BROADCAST INITIATIVE
  • We have a number of players in this space now – some old, with a kids’ channel and some new with a new business angle. Anyone who has created TV/radio offerings/apps/content/channels for children all the way from 1-16 are welcome to participate in this category.
  • Who should apply: Broadcasters, app developers, producers and content owners.
  • Submission should include important details and unique aspects that make your initiative outstanding.
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here
TELCO STRATEGY OF THE YEAR
  • This space is for telcos who are constantly introducing technical and commercial strategies to improve the entertainment experience for viewers. This could be with the introduction of an OTT platform, improving your infrastructure to ensure great connectivity and viewing for your consumers or another initiative within the broadcast space that promises to enhance the viewing experience.
  • Who should apply: Telcos
  • Submission should include technical details or commercial details depending on your submission as well as any numbers to corroborate your claims.
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here
BROADCASTPRO ME 2016 INNOVATIVE PROJECT AWARD
  • This is an Editor’s Choice award that is aimed at acknowledging a specific project that deserves recognition in the market for being unique and taking the industry forward in terms of technology deployment. It needs to be a broadcast-related project but will accommodate traditional as well as new media platforms including Mobile TV, broadband, IPTV, distribution of content across different platforms and so on. The aim is to identify an award-winning project that has had a positive impact on the broadcast industry either within a specific Arab country, regionally or internationally.
  • Who should apply: Broadcast end users/SIs/web/user generated content players/ content aggregators and distributors or even service providers who work in a broadcast capacity or provide similar services to broadcasters/telcos etc.
  • Submission should include complete details/case study of the project or unique initiative and why it is unique in the region.
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here
  • BEST LONG PRODUCTION OF THE YEAR
  • RADIO TRENDSETTER OF THE YEAR
  • APP OF THE YEAR (By a broadcaster/production house)
  • MENA IP INSTALLATION OF 2016
  • INNOVATION IN MENA SPORT
  • MENA BROADCAST TRENDSETTER OF 2016
  • 2016 MENA SYSTEMS INTEGRATOR
BEST LONG PRODUCTION OF THE YEAR
  • We want to see the best 12 minutes and above productions undertaken in the MENA region. It could be a corporate video, a documentary, a travel series, an animation, a 3D production, an episode from a series, a traditional production or a short film but it should have been produced and edited by people (local or expatriate) residing in the Arab world.
  • Who should apply: Production Houses/Post Production Houses/Independent Filmmakers/Producers/Broadcasters.
  • Submission should include details of the production and why it deserves to win.
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here.
RADIO TRENDSETTER OF THE YEAR
  • Radio networks and stations, this is your space. If you have undertaken anything award winning, please participate in this category.
  • Who should apply: Broadcasters/streaming radio services
  • Submission should include important details and unique aspects that make you a trendsetter in the radio space.
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here.
APP OF THE YEAR (By a broadcaster/production house)
  • This is pretty self-explanatory. If you have developed an app for consumers within the TV and radio entertainment space, this category is for you.
  • Who should apply: Broadcasters/integrators/app developers for media/producers/telcos/end users.
  • Submission should include important technical details, statistics and any other elements you can share to make your nomination strong.
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here.
MENA IP INSTALLATION OF 2016
  • We invite entries from all entities that have undertaken IP initiatives.
  • Who should apply: Broadcasters and telcos
  • Submission should include important details and unique aspects that make this studio unique in the Middle East.
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here.
INNOVATION IN MENA SPORT
  • With sport being such an important element within broadcast today, we invite entries from all players operating in this space. This is not restricted to broadcasters but also companies and entities that are involved in improving the stadium experience, producing sports content and creating a cutting-edge experience.
  • Who should apply: Broadcast end users/OTT players/ UGC players/ content producers, aggregators and distributors or even service providers who work in a broadcast capacity or provide similar services to broadcasters/telcos etc can participate.
  • Submission should include strong supporting material including visuals.
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here.
MENA BROADCAST TRENDSETTER OF 2016
  • This award will recognise any broadcaster/content generator/service provider that has undertaken a project in the region that is technically innovative and forward thinking and clearly makes them a frontrunner in the market.
  • Who should apply: Broadcasters/ OTT providers/ content aggregators and distributors/ content providers and service providers owned by public or private entities who work in a broadcast capacity or provide similar services to broadcasters/telcos etc.
  • Submission should include complete details/case study of any innovative or trendsetting project.
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here.
2016 MENA SYSTEMS INTEGRATOR
  • This award is only designed to recognise the works of innovative systems integrators who think out of the box and have completed a recent project that is unique in terms of design and deployment. Box shifters need not apply. We will not look at the number of projects undertaken by a systems integrator although this may be considered if the SI is involved in a wide variety of projects that are quite unique from each other. The main consideration, however, will be the design and deployment of an innovative or trendsetting project that requires skill to put together. Please ensure that the contact details of the end user are included to verify any claims if this is a self nomination.
  • Who should apply: Only genuine systems integrators need apply.
  • Submission should include complete details/case study of a project and why the project is unique, the special challenges under which you worked and how you undertook this project for the client.
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here

Special

Satellite Segment


  • SATELLITE OPERATOR OF THE YEAR
  • BEST SATELLITE SOLUTIONS PROVIDER
  • BEST SATCOM INITIATIVE
SATELLITE OPERATOR OF THE YEAR
  • Satellites play a crucial role in this day and age. From emergency situations and enabling voice communication between chatty friends, to providing internet access to fibre-lacking areas and giving the gift of education or healthcare to those out in remote locations – and everything in between, we are becoming increasingly dependent on the industry. The benefits afforded are remarkable, and these would not be possible without satellite operators.
  • Looking to note the excellent work done in this field, SatellitePro ME presents this award. Any operator can be nominated provided that they have done something beneficial to the Middle East and Africa.
  • Who should apply: Satellite operators working towards improving the MEA region and/or the lives of the people living there.
  • Submission should include complete details or a case study of what you have done to achieve the above stated goal.
  • To enter your nomination on this category, click here.
BEST SATELLITE SOLUTIONS PROVIDER
  • From a breakthrough in the realm of innovation to launches of game-changing services, significant business developments and offerings that benefit the MEA region, industry players that have made a significant impact of recent should nominate for this award.
  • Who should apply: End users, satellite companies, satellite service providers or any other organisation that has done something outstanding in the industry.
  • Submission should include complete details or a case study of what you have done to qualify for this award.
  • To enter your nomination on this category, click here.
BEST SATCOM INITIATIVE
  • We are looking for a leader in satellite communications in the MENA region.
  • This space is open to telcos and satellite companies for improving communications via satellite.
  • Who should apply: VSAT operators, SNG companies and satellite companies that have something outstanding to offer in satellite communications.
  • Submission should include important details and unique aspects that make your initiative outstanding.
  • To enter your nomination on this category, click here.

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