A mix of established and new companies, as well as individuals, were feted at the celebrations last evening in Dubai.
The ASBU BroadcastPro Summit and Awards successfully concluded its tenth edition on February 2, 2021, touching on the tectonic shifts in entertainment and corresponding consumer behaviour in recent months in its three panels. TV and streaming experts looked at accelerated entertainment trends in 2020 with the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak and how it pushed OTT platforms to move into mainstream entertainment, the challenges it put on them both content wise and technically and how they innovated continuously to ensure subscriber retention.
As a leading brand in the B2B TV, film and OTT space, BroadcastPro Summit & Awards is known for creating a dynamic forum for knowledge sharing, collaboration and networking between broadcast professionals in the Middle East and North Africa.
The 2020 edition concluded with an awards gala in the evening, celebrating both established and new players who had contributed to the media industry.
Commenting on the day’s success, Raz Islam, Managing Director of CPI Trade Media, commented: “We are proud to have been able to host the ASBU BroadcastPro Summit and awards despite the current situation and are delighted by the positive response we received from the industry. As one of the first face-to-face events that the industry has witnessed in recent months, we are delighted to have managed it well.”
Vijaya Cherian, Editor of BroadcastPro ME, added: “Every year, we aim to bring new voices and established players to the summit. It was refreshing to hear fresh points of view and disruptive ideas at the conference. Likewise, the Broadcastpro Awards aim to celebrate innovation and excellence in the region. I’m proud to say there are several new companies among the winners this year that have made significant contributions to this industry.
The Award winners
Outstanding Initiative From a Satellite Company
EUTELSAT for Sat.tv
Satellite Solutions Provider of the Year
Best TV Production of the Year
Al Mirath –Twofour54/MBC/Image Nation Abu Dhabi
Outstanding OTT Production of the Year
Alameed by Kingset and DKL Limited
Outstanding Industry Contribution During Covid-19.
BroadcastPro ME Innovative Project of the Year
Best Tech Implementation of the Year
OTT Solutions Provider of the Year
Streaming Service of the Year
Jawwy TV, Intigral
MENA Trendsetter of the Year
Systems Integrator of the Year
Most Innovative MENA Streaming Platform
Best Adaptation of a Foreign-Language Drama Series to Arabic
Ser – ATL Media by Zee Entertainment Middle East
Outstanding Online Media Initiative
Outstanding OTT Initiative from a Telco
Switch TV, Etisalat
Female Broadcast Executive of the Year,
Nadine Samra, Chief Business Officer at Weyyak