Panel discussions and exclusive presentations will headline the first half of the annual event set to host more than 300 industry delegates.
The annual ASBU BroadcastPro Selevision Summit 2017 will debate issues ranging from viewership patterns across the MENA, the phenomenon of internet video, the changing technical landscape and the CEOs’ perspective on business in three years. Spread across four panels over a full day on November 14 at the Habtoor Grand Hotel in Dubai, the annual event is set to host more than 300 industry delegates from the MENA and beyond.
Moderated by Heba Korayem, Head of Broadcaster Relations, MENA.TV, the first panel on MENA content will explore cross cultural viewership trends and identify successful global distribution patterns. Panellists representing both broadcasters and production houses will explore the factors that make MENA content unique and desirable to the world and critically study efforts to sell Arabic productions internationally.
Following the first panel is a research paper on TV reception modes and the rise of High Definition. Presented by Claudia Vaccarone, Head of Market Research & Customer Experience, Eutelsat, this MENA research paper is being presented for the first time before its global release and will draw upon updates from the Eutelsat TV Observatory.
The second panel titled ‘Internet video is the new normal’ will look at the viability of OTT among other topical issues. Moderated by Nick Grande, Managing Director ChappelSculptor, panelists representing telcos and OTT players will discuss challenges of video piracy, subscription structures and disruptive new viewing patterns and equally disruptive technology.
The third panel will see technical heads confront the new challenges in the broadcast workplace. Moderated by Peter Ennis, Senior VP, Avid, issues discussed will include transition to IP and SDN, AI, Blockchain and Microservices, among other topics.
The annual summit will conclude with a CEO panel that will look closely at the impact of a rapidly changing media landscape on business strategy for the next three years. CEOs representing the large broadcasters in the region will debate revenue streams, resilience of linear TV and sources of funding. The panel will be moderated by Karim Sarkis, CEO Sync Media.
For a detailed agenda and complete list of speakers, visit http://broadcastpromeawards.com/summit/