The summit and awards ceremony will be held on November 8 at Westin Mina Seyahi.
One of the most rewarding things about being part of the awards jury for so many years, whether it’s for IBC or the BroadcastPro ME Awards, is that I am privy to some of the most innovative projects and solutions within the industry from across the world.
For the IBC Innovation Awards, we witness some truly great innovations from across the globe, while the BroadcastPro ME Awards has given me access to some outstanding works that emerge from the Middle East. Over the years the number of regional entries has multiplied, but more importantly the quality of the projects has been mind-blowing, especially on the content side of the business.
Whether it is fiction, documentaries, reality TV shows, animations … the variety of the entries this year, the slickness of the production and the image quality are all on a par with international standards.
With the rise of streaming platforms in the region and everyone competing for eyeballs, investment in originals has shot through the roof. Producers are therefore experimenting with plot lines and pushing the boundaries with their subject matter. The content production entries were so good this year that the number of dedicated categories did not do them justice, so we decided to expand our content categories. Watch out for the surprise at our awards gala.
In the meantime, our keynote panel at the BroadcastPro Summit will have producers and senior executives from the commissioning side to shed light on which way the market is trending, what productions and subject matter are attracting viewers and so on. We will continue to have our traditional tech panels, our OTT discussions and the CEO special with which we conclude every year.
For those who haven’t registered yet to attend the BroadcastPro Summit on November 8 at Westin Mina Seyahi, this may be your last chance. Attendance is free but we are bursting at the seams with registrations and may have to close earlier than we planned.
Prior registration online is mandatory to attend. https:// broadcastpromeawards.com/ register. Get in there now.