VOD & gaming binge skyrocketing | 5 May 2020, 2PM UAE/ 10AM GMT


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CABSAT.virtual Webinar 

With cinemas closed, major sporting events cancelled, gatherings of large groups banned, and millions of people around the world trapped at home in quarantine, people are looking for ways to pass the time indoors. In-house entertainment being one of the top options for consumers, the self-isolation has led to a surge in OTT & gaming streaming platforms.

Now the most critical question to answer is, how do the platforms retain this spike post quarantine?

  • Duration: 45 minutes + 15 minutes for Q&A

  • When: Tuesday, 5 May, 2pm UAE / 10am GMT

The discussions will explore some of the unexpected opportunities that have emerged, and will give unrivalled insight on the ways that the industry can turn the current climate to its advantage.


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What you'll learn

  • What are the plans to make consumers spend more time in front of screens post lockdown? Will the already tense pricing dynamics of the streaming industry be put to the test?
  • With overloaded internet bandwidth, how will it impact the quality of gaming and streaming VOD, and will numbers drop with decreasing quality?
  • Now with a bigger captive audience, are some streaming services rethinking to provide free, ad-supported viewing options?


Ask our experts: Do you have any questions you would like to ask our experts?  Please email cabsat@dwtc.com with your submissions and they will aim to answer them live.

Panelists include:

Zahra Zayat

Zahra Zayat, SVP-Digital, OTT and Telco


Woman leading Digital, OTT & Telco strategy for region's foremost entertainment network


Sanjay Raina, Executive Director- Commercial Department 

Abu Dhabi Media

Award –winning broadcast and media trailblazer, spanning two decades over two continents


Nadine Samra, Chief Business Officer

Weyyak Zee Entertainment

Wonder woman behind the launch of the Award winning Arabic OTT platform - Weyyak

Saeed Sharaf

Saeed Sharaf, CEO,

eSports Middle East (ESME)

Award-winning entrepreneur of eSports Middle East (ESME) and the No.1 source for Arabic Esports content

Moderated by


Laura Buckwell

MC and Former News Anchor