The awards recognise excellence and innovation in the Media and Entertainment industry.
The 2023 edition of the ASBU awards ceremony concluded November 8 at the Ritz Carlton JBR under the open skies, with the breathtaking backdrop of the Dubai Eye, and the Marina skyline, offering a stunning visual spectacle to complement the celebration of achievements in the industry.
The awards are a testament to the dedication and hard work of industry professionals who continue to shape the world of Media and Entertainment. The event is not just an acknowledgement of excellence but a platform for industry leaders, visionaries, and creatives to showcase their groundbreaking contributions.
In addition to honouring the best and the brightest in the industry, the awards ceremony serves as an opportunity for professionals to network, share ideas, and form new connections, fostering collaboration and further innovation.
Earlier in the day, the ASBU BroadcastPro Summit laid the foundation for the evening’s festivities by focusing on a wide range of topics that are transforming the media landscape. The summit featured an impressive lineup of 35 speakers and seven-panel discussions, delving deep into the critical areas of content curation and delivery, OTT technologies and strategy, sports, content production in the Arab world, monetisation models, the transformative impact of FAST on streaming, exploring ad trends in the OTT landscape, mastering virtual production, anti-piracy and much more.
“The ASBU BroadcastPro Summit served as a melting pot of ideas, insights, and innovation,” commented Vijaya Cherian, Editor of BroadcastPro Middle East and producer of the conference. “The topics covered at the summit reflects the ever-evolving nature of the industry. It was a platform for the exchange of ideas, strategies, and best practices that will shape the future of broadcasting.”
The ASBU BroadcastPro Awards 2023 was a testament to the industry’s ability to adapt and innovate, especially in challenging times. It was an evening of celebration, inspiration, and recognition, promising a brighter and more innovative future for the broadcast and media sector.
Our winners for the year 2023 are:
SATELLITE SOLUTIONS PROVIDER OF THE YEAR
BEST CONTENT STRATEGY OF THE YEAR
UAE Pro League
BEST LOCAL ADAPTATION OF AN INTERNATIONAL FORMAT
Million Dollar Land – Blue Engine Studios
BEST REGIONAL ORIGINAL DRAMA SERIES
The Giza Killer – Shahid VOD
BEST UNSCRIPTED PRODUCTION OF THE YEAR
Escape Kitchen – Qeesh Productions & Fatafeat Channel, WBD
BEST SPORTS STRATEGY OF THE YEAR
beIN MEDIA GROUP
BEST STUDIO OF THE YEAR
Al Mashhad TV
BROADCASTPROME INNOVATIVE PROJECT OF THE YEAR
MENA TRENDSETTER OF THE YEAR
OUTSTANDING TECH IMPLEMENTATION OF 2023
RightsHero – Anti-piracy & Content Security Solution
STREAMING SERVICE OF THE YEAR
SYSTEMS INTEGRATOR OF THE YEAR
BROADCAST PROJECT OF THE YEAR
Sky News Arabia Studio Automation Project
SPORTS TECHNOLOGY OF THE YEAR
SPboard, Virtual Advertising Solution – Sponix Tech
SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD – SAUDI PROJECT OF THE YEAR
Studio A – Saudi Broadcasting Authority
CEO OF THE YEAR
Joe Kawkabani, Chief Executive Officer, OSN
MEDIA ENTREPRENEURS OF THE YEAR
Maaz Sheikh, Chief Executive Officer, StarzPlay
Danny Bates, Chief Commercial Officer, StarzPlay
CTO OF THE YEAR
Dominic Farrell, Chief Technology Officer, Shahid – MBC GROUP
OUTSTANDING STRATEGY FOR BUSINESS EXPANSION
Zahra Zayat, Chief Commercial Officer, evision/e& life