Innovators and market-makers were acclaimed at the BroadcastPro ME Summit & Awards 2022.
The 12th edition of the now-iconic BroadcastPro ME Summit & Awards concluded with 22 of the industry’s leading game-changers being honoured at a glittering awards gala. Celebrating those whose hard work and creativity help make the industry better than ever before, the awards are well-known for covering a broad range of categories, rewarding excellence in various fields across the broadcast workflow, from production and post-production to traditional broadcast and new media platforms.
The awards — attended by more than 230 of the sector’s leading decision-makers and industry moguls — followed a day dedicated to premium networking and intel-gathering at the BroadcastPro ME Summit. An occasion, long regarded as the region’s stand-out event, it returned this year to its full pre-Covid dimensions, bringing around 250 personalities together to hear provocative panel sessions comprising ‘touchstone’ leaders in the broadcast space.
Majed Al Suwaidi, Managing Director of Dubai Media City, Dubai Studio City and Dubai Production City, who graced the occasion as chief guest, addressed the gathering, Vijaya Cherian, Editor of BroadcastPro Middle East & SatellitePro Middle East, and Managing Partner of CPI Trade Media, presented Al Suwaidi with a special memento at the awards gala, to honour him for his outstanding leadership in building the UAE media ecosystem.
Together, the Summit & Awards maintain an essential role in the industry’s ongoing debates, reforms and dynamics, offering a perfect setting for companies to refine their business plans – at a time when it’s never been more critical to understand the wealth of technologies and know precisely where the Smart money is headed. More than 250 senior professionals from companies within the production, broadcasting and OTT community as well as vendors, systems integrators and solution providers joined together for a morning of knowledge sharing and networking while in the evening, the industry came together to celebrate its champions.
A total of 22 businesses received the ultimate accolade of a BroadcastPro ME Award – with 21 Awards linked to prime broadcasting categories and the other honouring special achievements in the satellite sector.
Commenting on the Awards, Vijaya Cherian, Editor of BroadcastPro Middle East & SatellitePro Middle East, and Managing Partner, CPI Trade Media, commented: “There is no doubt that the BroadcastPro ME Awards gather momentum every year, and a key feature here is not only the sheer volume of entries, but their steadily increasing quality. Now in its 12th edition, the awards contest is seen by practitioners across the region to occupy a critical role in highlighting who is doing what and who’s doing it best. I couldn’t be more pleased with what we have achieved and at this year’s ceremony we have seen some important new faces joining the ranks of the good and great – showing a level of special development in the sector that bodes well for future innovation.”
Raz Islam, Managing Director, CPI Trade Media, added that: “The most successful awards occasions have built up a level of brand recognition and year-on-year, they gain credibility by setting very high standards of fairness and objectivity in the Judging processes they use. I’m delighted to say that the BroadcastPro ME Awards exemplify these criteria – and this year’s gala showed that not only is the broadcast sector enjoying exciting times, but the whole concept of an awards evening is enjoying a renaissance, reaching a scale that the GCC hasn’t seen for some time.”
The winners of the BroadcastPro ME Awards 2022 are –
SATELLITEPRO MIDDLE EAST AWARDS
SATELLITE SOLUTIONS PROVIDER OF THE YEAR
BROADCASTPRO MIDDLE EAST AWARDS
BEST CONTENT STRATEGY OF THE YEAR
BEST KIDS’ INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR
NANA ZANANA – A FOLLK CREATIVE SOLUTIONS & CARTOON NETWORK COLLABORATION
BEST OTT PRODUCTION OF THE YEAR
THE KILLING – SHAHID
BEST TV PRODUCTION OF THE YEAR – UNSCRIPTED
ASTRONAUTS – DIFFERENT PRODUCTIONS – A RISE STUDIOS COMPANY
BEST TV PRODUCTION OF THE YEAR – SCRIPTED
BREAKING BONES – CLACKET MEDIA
BEST RADIO INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR
BEST STUDIO OF THE YEAR
FIRDAUS STUDIO BY AR RAHMAN
BEST SPORTS STRATEGY OF THE YEAR
BROADCASTPRO ME INNOVATIVE PROJECT OF THE YEAR
ALARABY TV NETWORK
MENA TRENDSETTER OF THE YEAR
ACTION FILMZ PRODUCTIONS LLC
BEST 2022 TECH IMPLEMENTATION IN OTT
SHAHID CONTENT PREFERENCE AUDIENCE CLUSTERS
SYSTEMS INTEGRATOR OF THE YEAR
SALAM MEDIA CAST / MGI
STREAMING SERVICE OF THE YEAR
OTT EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
MARKUS GOLDER – CEO, INTIGRAL
CTO OF THE YEAR
FARAZ ARSHAD, CTO, STARZPLAY
BROADCAST EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
ADIL MEMON, Executive Vice President – Content & Marketing at Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited
EDITOR’S CHOICE AWARDS
OUTSTANDING INTEGRATION IN RADIO
BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE OTT PRODUCTION
THE BROKEN NEWS – ZEE5 GLOBAL
EXCELLENCE IN VISUAL STORYTELLING
AL ARABIYA NEWS CHANNEL Executive Vice President – Content & Marketing at Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited
SPECIAL RECOGNITION – UP & COMING STREAMING PLATFORM
EXCELLENCE IN ARABIC-LANGUAGE PRODUCTIONS
EAGLE FILMS MIDDLE EAST LLC