Dubai World Trade Centre

  • Cabsat: where content connects

    Cabsat: where content connects

CABSAT: Where Content Connects

As a broadcast, satellite & content delivery professional, benefit from:

15,000+ attendees

15,000+ attendees

Network with industry peers and catch up with familiar faces
9+ country pavilions

9+ country pavilions

Source products and services from a comprehensive line up of suppliers
90+ Hours of Content

90+ Hours of Content

Understand the trends, discover the latest innovations, learn the new formulas for profitable formats & distribution strategies
110+ countries represented

110+ countries represented

Address challenges and find solutions to accelerate business growth
Business match-making

Business match-making

Use your time productively with 4-5 high level meetings delivered through your match-making programs
450 exhibiting companies

450 exhibiting companies

Ensure you can find exactly what you’re looking for, no matter how bespoke
Free learning & expert guidance

Free learning & expert guidance

Walk away knowing where the future of Satellite and Content Delivery lies via free to attend seminars
100’s of cutting edge solutions

100’s of cutting edge solutions

Be inspired with innovations to improve production quality, distribution channels and profitability


  • HEAR from 40+ top level industry speakers
  • LEARN new ideas, strategies, industry trends & best practices
  • SOURCE global partnerships to drive business growth
  • DISCOVER innovative products in a fast paced competitive world
  • NETWORK with regional and international industry stakeholders
  • ADDRESS your challenges to an unrivalled lineup of speakers & experts


“I have been visiting CABSAT since 2001 as it is the best place to get new industry updates. I will definitely be purchasing at the event this year”
Ismael Ali Hussain,
Ismael Satellite Services

Why Visit CABSAT


“All the right exhibitors are here - and the Sessions have been an easy way for me to interact with them in an educational environment”.

Deepanshu Garg,
Wavestream Inc


“It’s interesting to hear the experiences of other broadcasters, and share best practices and new developments.”

David Amadio,
Channel 4

Five reasons you need to visit CABSAT 2017

Come to CABSAT from 21-23 March and learn about the region’s top content producers, market trends and best practices from across the satellite and content industry. Visitors to this year’s show can also seize their chance to meet reliable new suppliers and get an exclusive one one-on-one preview of the hottest new content.

To help you decide whether you want to benefit from meeting, networking and learning from global leaders transforming the future of broadcast, satellite and content delivery here are FIVE reasons why you need to reserve your ticket to CABSAT 2017 today:

Lights, Camera, Action!

When artist Andy Warhol said “in the future everyone will be world famous for 15 minutes”, he must have been talking about CABSAT TV.

Featuring a full schedule of fresh content prepared by the region’s top media talent, CABSAT TV’s roving TV crew will ensure you never miss a beat as they film and interview the industry’s top CEOs, executives and industry creatives live from the show floor.

The best part? CABSAT TV’s content will be broadcast live both on the on-site screen network at the show as well as on the official CABSAT website so that you can ensure you never miss a thing.

Take Your Seat At The Table

According to PwC’s Global entertainment and media outlook 2014-2018, the Middle East and Africa will see an 11% CAGR in total entertainment and media spend during 2013–2018 to reach a total of US $66 billion.

If you’re looking to be a part of this incredible growth then come and join CABSAT’s informative CXO Roundtables and get a chance to directly sponsor and shape MENA’s entertainment and media industries.

This year’s CABSAT’s CXO Roundtables will see a strong focus on the impact of future, immersive and disruptive tech trends on the market and you can learn more about the full schedule of content here.   

A Match Made In Heaven

If you’re looking for reliable one-on-one time with CEOs, directors, executives, creators, suppliers or brand distributors than CABSAT 2017’s Global Meetings Programme can make that happen.

This free-to-use specialist meetings initiative will allow you to book priceless appointments with crucial contacts as well as search our extensive contact database to arrange your most key meetings before you’ve even set foot inside the show.

Learn more about how this powerful matchmaking tool will help make the most of your time at the event and register online to start setting up your first meetings at CABSAT 2017 today.

Time To Get ‘Appy’

The CABSAT 2017 ‘Appathon’ is set to host a team of ten developers tasked with creating cutting-edge TV apps using Metrological SDK. The catch? They need to do it in 48 hours.

Visit CABSAT 2017 to find out if our expert app creators will pull off their most difficult challenge and walk away with massive prizes and the chance to pitch their app to industry leading operators like Ooredoo, Liberty Global and KPN.

Discover more about the expert teams taking on this Herculean task as well as find out how you could get involved to test your own skill and industry expertise here.

Out Of This World Innovations 

The region’s biggest players in satellite operations – including Arabsat – are all coming to CABSAT 2017 to showcase their latest innovations in satellite technology.

In total, this year’s CABSAT will broadcast the expertise of satellite operators carrying a total of more than 500 channels, 200 radio stations, multiple pay TV networks and countless HD channels with a total audience of tens of millions of people across the Middle East, Africa and Europe every day.

Make sure that you tune in to CABSAT 2017 to get the opportunity to meet the biggest players in the industry with access to the biggest and most dedicated audiences.

Meetings Programme

Meetings Programme

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Content Congress

Content Congress

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Content Delivery Hub

Content Delivery Hub

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Cx0 Round Table

Cx0 Round Tables

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Knowledge Hubz

Content Studio Hub

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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