CABSAT, the much-awaited broadcast and satellite event that offers content management platform in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, is set to open tomorrow at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). The three-day exhibition will run from 10am to 6pm from March 11 to 13. CABSAT 2014 will bring together visitors from 110 countries and […]
CABSAT, the much-awaited broadcast and satellite event that offers content management platform in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, is set to open tomorrow at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). The three-day exhibition will run from 10am to 6pm from March 11 to 13.
CABSAT 2014 will bring together visitors from 110 countries and more than 900 exhibitors for a three-day event combining all aspects of the broader media and satellite spheres including: acquisition & production, pro / broadcast audio, management systems, post-production, content & communication, distribution & delivery, satellite & communications and, all-new for next year, connected devices.
Alongside the regular features, the exhibition this year will offer several firsts to mark its 20th anniversary. The CABSAT-NAB Show conference programme will roll-out alongside a range of additional new features, technology demonstrations, knowledge exchange platforms and themed exhibiting zones such as the Content Delivery Hub, a sector focused on Over The Top (OTT) technologies delivering anywhere, anytime digital and video content.
The conference will host the toast of Hollywood, after British film editor, Mark Sanger, scooped an Oscar for his cutting-edge work on hit movie, Gravity, at the 86th Academy Award ceremony in Los Angeles, California. Mark will also be available for interviews.
Other high-profile participants at the conference include: Sam Nicholson, CEO, Stargate Studios – the keynote speaker on day two and a top-tier line-up of influential international industry figureheads including Sanjay Raina, General Manager, FOX International Channels; David Sternberg, Head of Media, Manchester United FC; Annika Nyberg Frankenhaeuser, Director of Media, European Broadcast Union (EBU); Carlos Salim Tibi, Founder & CEO, icflix; Raffaele Annecchino, Executive VP for VIACOM International; Chris O’Hearn, General Manager, Emirates Media Measurement Company; David Hanson, Director of Digital, OSN; Nick Grande, Managing Director, Channel Sculptor; Dennis Lehtinen, Head of Pay TV, Abu Dhabi Media; Atul Phadnis, CEO, WhatsOn Group; Sumo Dutta, Country Head – Middle East, Africa & Pakistan, STAR Group; Jeff Youssef, Associate Partner, Oliver Wyman & Jamal Al Sharif, Chairman, Dubai Film and TV Commission; Paul Baker, Executive Director, Intaj twofour54; Francois Quereuil, Senior Director, Worldwide Marketing, Aspera, presenting a special case-study on Netflix, Piksel, Google, the UKs Channel 4, Grass Valley, CNBC and other leading regional and International broadcasters.