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“Driving creative collaboration”

CABSAT will kick off the first-ever groundbreaking Africa Forum on 31st March 2020, the forum will be one of a kind platform to meet, learn, network with some of the leading African media and entertainment trailblazers.

Recent industry outlook report based on the five-year forecast of consumer and advertising spending across five countries of South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana and Tanzania  predicts, will add US$13.1 Billion in E&M revenues over the next five years! Nigeria with a 12.1% CAGR will be the world’s fastest-growing E&M market*

With Africa already being an unprecedented broadcast, media & entertainment growth market, CABSAT brings power packed keynotes, panel discussions, buyer meetings especially for the African buyers and MENA region’s leaders in the field of broadcast, satellite & entertainment technology.

Join us at the CABSAT Africa Forum for a day of debate about what Africa requires for its growth, meet all who are already making an impact and discuss how to collaborate!  

*source PwC

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Discover answers to key questions on your mind “for Africa”

  • What is the roadmap the thought leaders and forward thinkers are laying out? How best to proceed, forge alliances, bare and share insights while developing strategies?
  • FTA vs OTT: Game of dominance, who is winning?
  • What are the existing broadcasting and the new hybrid broadcasting solutions? How far is the DTT projects roll out in different countries?
  • What is stopping untold African stories to be told? Despite strong local demand for creative content, rampant piracy has undermined the growth of Africa’s creative industries

CABSAT Africa Forum Speakers

CABSAT Africa Forum Agenda

  1. 10 mins
    • CABSAT Africa Forum
  1. 30 mins
    • CABSAT Africa Forum
    Africa’s cultural yield has tremendous economic and social impact, especially in this time of dynamic shift in the media space. It is the best time to forge alliances, bare and share insights while developing strategies. Thought leaders and forward thinker’s layout the roadmap, strategizing how best to proceed.
  1. 30 mins
    • CABSAT Africa Forum
    According to a research report, African Pay TV subscriber numbers are set to climb by 54% between 2019 and 2025 to 47.26 million. The OTT video market in Africa and Middle East is also growing as a number of new OTT players have entered the market. Several Pay TV players have opted to create their own OTT video apps or partner with already-established OTT players to overcome the threat, how successful are they? How is this competition/transition impacting operators who are experiencing shrinking margins on their services?
  1. 30 mins
    • CABSAT Africa Forum
    An overview of the current broadcast landscape includes growth possibilities and challenges, broadcasters are eager to offer wider choice of programming and services, with better quality, interactivity and convenience. What are the existing broadcasting and the new hybrid broadcasting solutions? Mobile technology is growing rapidly, data is being consumed at a very high level and DTT [digital terrestrial television] is being launched in phases, how far is the DTT projects roll out in different countries? 
  1. 30 mins
    • CABSAT Africa Forum
    Women with roots in Africa are among the most imaginative and dynamic storytellers working in the film industry today, streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Demand Africa are all making sure that the films by these talented storytellers reach as many people as possible. Let’s hear it from them.
  1. 30 mins
    • CABSAT Africa Forum
    Creating a paradigm shift in development planning and impact directly on people’s lives. Envisioning the creative culture sector as the veritable catalyst for sustainable development.
  1. 30 mins
    • CABSAT Africa Forum
    There is a growing demand for authentic local content that subscribers can easily relate with, despite strong local demand for creative content, rampant piracy has undermined the growth of Africa’s creative industries, for instance every year, Nollywood is estimated to lose $2bn to piracy. Pay TV providers, technology companies, lawmakers, content producers, regulators need to work together closely to ensure a successful outcome. 
  1. Networking Break
    60 mins
    • CABSAT Africa Forum
  1. 120 mins
    • CABSAT Africa Forum
    Pre-arranged Meetings
  1. 60 mins
    • CABSAT Africa Forum
    CABSAT Organisers Africa meet
  1. 330 mins
    • CABSAT Africa Forum
    Pre-arranged Meetings


  • CABSAT is such an important place to meet people in the region and see the latest technology from around the world.
    Paul Atkinson
    Product Specialist, Canon
  • The event brings together the entire satellite, entertainment and media community in Dubai annually & we will continue to be a part of the show in future.
    Richard Carden
    Senior VP of Sales & Marketing, SpeedCast
  • Each person in at Content Marketplace and in the global community has a passion around this ‘thing’… and this thing is a piece of great CONTENT
    Ashish Sheth
    Ex-Manger Enterprise Solutions, Netflix
  • Being at CABSAT is a great opportunity to meet new and existing customers and best way to showcase our latest features and products to the Middle East and Africa markets.
  • An extremely enlightening and informative experience where all the best practices and technologies of the industry are combined into one venue.
    Nile Radio Productions
  • This is my first time exhibiting at CABSAT and it has been the best show I have ever been to. We’ve attended many shows in Europe and US and this by far is the best of them. I encourage everyone to definitely come and attend the Event.
    Senad Galijasevic
    CEO, Senna Ltd.
  • A really cool event! As a director, I have to keep myself updated on new tech & innovations in our industry and that’s why decide to visit CABSAT every year. Very impressive event and I’m definitely coming back in 2020.
    Yaser Hussein
    MD, Media House
  • I’ve always had a positive experience at CABSAT! bought some fantastic audio/video equipments in 2019 and I’m looking forward to the next edition as I’m starting my own channel and would be especially looking to buy some new digital media, audio, video & transmission products.
    Shahnawaz Ameet
    Production Manager, Awaz Television Network
  • I attend CABSAT mainly to network, no other event in the region comes close to it in terms of the scale of networking and media innovation showcase.
    Muhammad Bilal Zafar
    Publisher, Jang Group
  • Quite a busy and buzzing event! Checked out some great film-making equipment and hope to see more of them next year. Can’t wait to be back in CABSAT 2020.
    Nouman Javaid
    CEO, Nouman Javaid Films
  • We were happy to see so many different visitors from around the world at the show. We generated a lot of leads and if we close one partnership it justifies our participation
    Jean-Michel Seigneur
    MD, Vectracom

Don't miss out

26 – 28 October 2020  |  Dubai World Trade Centre

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Content Congress Platinum Sponsor

  • gracenote-logo-989898-nielsen-2017


Registrations Sponsor

  • Arabsat


Supporting Partners

  • Dubai Studio City
  • Twofour54

Contentscape Strategic Partner


Esports Congress In-cooperation with

  • ESME

Imagescape In partnership with

  • AMT

CABSAT Live Partner

  • SmartDigitalLogo-white


Official Media Partners

  • BroadcastPro
  • SatellitePro

Supporting Associations

  • GVF
  • IABM
  • WTA
  • ASBU

Official Publication

  • Digital Studio

Official Airline Partner

  • Emirates

Official Publisher

  • ITP Customer Publishing


Official Courier Handler

  • DHL


Official Travel Partner

  • Alpha Destination Management


Organised By

  • DWTC