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  • Cabsat: where content connects

    Cabsat: where content connects

CABSAT: Where Content Connects



The Market Opportunity

Considered to be one of the fastest growing regions in the world for Media & Entertainment at 11% CAGR versus the global rate of 5%, the MEASA region is witnessing a dramatic increase in spend driven by an audience with an appetite for the latest and hottest content.

The global media sector witnessed a dramatic shake-up with the adoption of OTT distribution and multi-device consumption. Despite this market disruption the demand for filmed content never ceases to grow with the value of the global entertainment & media market rising from $1.39 in 2011 to $2.14 by 2020 ( Pwc, E&M Outlook)

Cabsat Shaking it up after 23 years

CABSAT is the leading professional content entertainment event in the MEASA region. An exciting, interactive event featuring all the major global technology and content service providers for this growing industry, CABSAT continues to extend its global and regional reach.

The show is the dominant broadcast, digital media and satellite communications technology platform for anyone wishing to target broadcasters, production houses and studios, animation houses, content owners and creators, software developers, telcos, systems integrators and distribution channels in the MEASA region.



  • MEET new industry peers and catch up with familiar faces
  • ADDRESS challenges and find solutions to accelerate business growth
  • DISCOVER the latest innovations new to this dynamic and creative industry
  • SOURCE products and services from a comprehensive line up of international & regional suppliers
  • BE INSPIRED with new methods to improve your production quality, speed to market, distribution channels and profitability
  • UNDERSTAND the trends in audience demand in the MENA region
  • LEARN new formulas for profitable cutting edge formats and distribution strategies

3 ways to stay ‘On Trend’ at CABSAT 2017

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin

Come and learn from the world’s leading broadcast, satellite, content delivery, digital media, film and audio entertainment communities at CABSAT 2017.

Taking place at Dubai World Trade Centre from 21-23 March, CABSAT’s Content Congress, Content Marketplace, SATEXPO and GVF Satellite Hub Summit (in association with NABShow) is set to cover an enormous range of topics and current media trends.

So bring your notepad, your business cards and most importantly an open mind and get ready to be blown away by the largest platform for innovation in the MENA region’s broadcast, satellite & digital media industries…

Satellite start-ups reaching for the stars

One of the most exciting sessions at this year’s CABSAT is set to be from Brazilian aerospace’s EMSISTI Space Systems & Technology CEO Marcelo Essado, who will be presenting his exclusive case study on ‘The Entrepreneurs and Financiers of Satellite Start-ups’.

During this session Essado will explain how small satellite businesses are using CubeSat miniaturised satellites to revolutionise the agriculture industry, as well as sharing all the insider info on the latest entrepreneurship opportunities taking off in the Brazilian market.

So whether you’re looking to expand your business to Brazil or simply looking to share ideas with South American industry leaders than this is the session for you.

Covering conflict: sharing news from war zones

With the recent Global Peace Index 2016 revealing that only ten countries in the world are completely free from conflict, it’s never been more important for media professionals to be able to cover battle zones accurately and in real time.

This is why Al Jazeera Media Network Teleport Operation Lead Atheer Abood is coming to CABSAT 2017 to highlight the current challenges in providing reliable feed reception direct from the front lines, as well as to discuss the current usage of maps for satellite and IP platforms.

If you’re looking to learn the best ways to improve your media channel delivery from conflict areas then don’t miss this exclusive session entitled ‘Contribution and Distribution Challenges in the Middle East During Crisis’.

Is it a bird, is it a plane? No, it’s a satellite!

With the recent announcements of OneWeb, SpaceX and LeoSat Enterprise’s plans to build low earth orbiting, or small, satellites these industry leaders are paving the way for create a world that with better coverage and connectivity than ever before.

At CABSAT 2017 OneWeb MEA VP Paul Febvre will be joined live on stage by Satellite Applications Catapult CTO Paul Febvre and Telesat’s EMEA Director of Sales Julian Kell to discuss OneWeb’s plans to create a constellation of 650 micro satellites to bring broadband access to the world’s unconnected populations.

So whether you’re looking to learn more about these projects or explore the future of low earth orbiting satellites makes sure you don’t miss the ‘Constellations for Connectivity’ session at CASBSAT 2017.

make sure you’re at CABSAT 2017 If you’re in the business of Creation, Management, Distribution & Monetisation of all content formats 




Meetings Programme

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Content Congress

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Content Delivery Hub

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Cx0 Round Table

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Knowledge Hubz

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Satellite Hub Summit

Satellite Hub Summit

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Organised by

  • Dubai World Trade Centre

Strategic Partner

  • dsc

Supporting Partner

  • eutelsat

Content Congress Diamond Sponsor

  • irdeto

Content Congress Platinum Sponsor

  • huawaei

Content Congress Platinum Sponsor

  • ross

Content Congress Gold Sponsor

  • dolby 
  • gracenote

GVF Satellite Hub Summit Silver Sponsor

  • ses

Smart Registration Partner

  • arabsat

Lanyard Sponsor

  • eshailsat

Official Publications

  • Digital Studio
  • Digital Broadcast

Official Online Media Partner

  • Digital Studio

Official Media Partners

  • Broadcast Pro
  • Satellite Pro

Official Publisher

  • ITP Customer Publishing

Knowledge Partner

  • frsot

Official Courier Handler

  • DHL

Official Airline Partner

  • Emirates

Content Studio Hub Partner

  • Oasis Enterprises

Supporting Associations

  • VF
  • IABM
  • Association
  • WTA

Official Cabsat TV Partner

  • Smart Digital