CABSAT is back to its traditional L shape configuration much to the relief of most exhibitors. The show returns to halls 1-8 with the conference taking place at Al Multaqua hall. The satellite sector or SATEXPO will be located in halls 6-8, while the broadcast solutions and content delivery sectors will occupy halls 1-5. One […]
CABSAT is back to its traditional L shape configuration much to the relief of most exhibitors. The show returns to halls 1-8 with the conference taking place at Al Multaqua hall. The satellite sector or SATEXPO will be located in halls 6-8, while the broadcast solutions and content delivery sectors will occupy halls 1-5.
One of the key highlights of CABSAT this year is the 48-hour Hackathon, organised in partnership with Metrological.
This is a global first, explains Syed Ali, Sales Manager, CABSAT.
Centrally on the CABSAT exhibition floor, teams of developers will strive to create the best TV app with the Metrological SDK. Prizes are up for grabs and the winning team gets the chance to pitch their app to operators such as Ooredoo, Liberty Global and KPN.
The 2017 edition also marks the debut of e-vision, Dolby, Besat Broadcasting Systems, Videlio, Witbe, Ideal Systems, SRTek, Akamai, 4Mod Technology, TMG and Ultra Media as exhibitors.
In addition, CABSAT and SATEXPO are aiming to enhance the visitor and exhibitor show experience by launching a new and improved Meetings Programme for all attendees of CABSAT & SATEXPO 2017, says Ali.
The free matchmaking session allows users to search through thousands of CABSAT and SATEXPO contacts and book one-to-one meetings at the show. Once registered, both visitors and exhibitors will be able to log into an online matchmaking portal, build a personal profile and browse through the contacts by sectors and interests, and fill their schedule with meetings prior to the show. This feature will be hosted by a team of matchmaking experts, who will offer support leading up to the show.
For the first time, CABSAT will also feature the Singapore country pavilion.
Martin Gaiss, SVP of Content from 20th Century Fox, will deliver the keynote speech on Next Generation TV; Personalised Content on Demand at CABSAT Content Congress. The conference will also showcase case studies from a number of key players in the industry including Netflix, Starzplay, Al Jazeera Media, Fox International as well as leading telcos, Etisalat and Du. In addition, there will be a special focus on Virtual Reality and OTT at this year’s event.