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REVEALING THE NEXT FRONTIER OF CONTENT

The COVID-19 pandemic will undoubtedly spark irreversible global change across major industries, including media, creating new forms of cross-border, regional collaboration.

Content Congress will unfold the survival plans of small OTT players, the current lifespan of linear, how Gen Z are condensing and consuming content, the 4C’s of AI and how cinemas will adapt to the huge rise in stay-at-home viewing.

Key takeaways

  • What is your OTT reach mantra?
  • Film production resilience revealed
  • What are the 4 C’s of AI in the E&M industry?
  • Who's even watching Linear?
  • What is non-big OTT’s plan to survive?
  • The magic of Gen Z folding time!
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Our 2021 speakers

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10:50
  1. 10 mins
    • Content Congress
11:00
  1. 30 mins
    • Content Congress
    Consumers have taken more control of their own media consumption at the back of the pandemic & accelerated adoption of 5G technology. With Digital revenue expected to make up 46% of total entertainmen ...
11:30
12:30
  1. 40 mins
    • Content Congress
    The way productions have risen to the challenge of filming in pandemic conditions only proves what a resilient business this is! Government support has been quick, however with the global vaccine roll ...
13:10
15:00
  1. 30 mins
    • Content Congress

    Experience intelligence from creation to delivery

    In a digital world overloaded with content and swamped with resources, reaching and engaging new audiences has been a persistent challenge.  How are the four C’s of AI speeding up the digital transformation of E&M amid shifting audience expectations.

15:30
16:00
  1. 40 mins
    • Content Congress

    How are broadcasters surviving in this SVOD crowded world?

    There is something social we lose when we all go off on our own journeys, watching things in our own time. The average buyer is shifting to digital video and has moved 21% of their linear TV budgets to OTT in 2021. How are Linear managing their current life?

16:40
  1. 40 mins
    • Content Congress

    Is “Niche” the escape plan?

    Bigger cash rich OTT platforms with vibrant content library may thrive amid the growing competition, but the road is rocky for smaller OTT players. From developing and producing attractive content to finding out how long audiences watch content, what are they doing to stay afloat?

17:20
  1. 10 mins
    • Content Congress
10:50
  1. 10 mins
    • Content Congress
11:00
  1. 30 mins
    • Content Congress

    Interact with your music and create it

    Three-time Primetime Emmy award-winning short form and interactive creator and showrunner Bernie Su in conversation with Siri co-founder Tom Gruber, CTO and VP of design  of UK’s most innovative MediaTech company Lifescore on how they are using AI to create background music that responds to the listener's feelings.

11:30
  1. 30 mins
    • Content Congress

    Currently it seems all are wanting to burn monies!

    Are you risking wasting time and money in the highly competitive OTT  landscape? If you are, then stop trying to be everything to everyone!

12:20
  1. 30 mins
    • Content Congress
    Hollywood & Bollywood shut down, Abu Dhabi was one of the few global entertainment centers to remain open during COVID-19, with $100 million worth of production. Hans Fraikin unveils the strategy behind the continuity of content through the pandemic.
12:50
  1. 30 mins
    • Content Congress

    UAE based startup’s success story

    Creative content producers have always faced many challenges from complicated contracts to the difficulty of distribution, many talented creators with passion, perseverance, colorful imagination, intellectual curiosity, and emotional sensitivity never go onto earning a sustainable income. Hear the story of UAE based startup who gives an equal launching pad for businesses & individuals, directors & producers, artist & actors, writers & publishers.

14:30
  1. 30 mins
    • Content Congress
    The social media population is already at approximately 3.6 billion, with a 49% social network penetration rate, it is expected to grow by another billion within the next five years. Brian storm your social media content monetization strategy with the platforms themselves!
15:00
  1. 40 mins
    • Content Congress

    The Differentiator

    5G offers high speed and low latency required to process data, enabling alluring AI actors of the future interpret emotions & repeat lines in a natural fashion!  5G operators today are adding TV and video bundles as part of their mobile offerings, however, is the consumer experience seamless? How will the 5G & AI powered E&M future look like?

15:40
  1. Coffee Break
    20 mins
    • Content Congress
16:00
  1. 30 mins
    • Content Congress
    Without a doubt e-sports have become the most overwhelming media phenomenon in recent years. With millions watching on digital platforms and tens of thousands going to see professional gamers on site, where does this leave TV? Early adopters around the world are trying to find the right formats for their e-sports channels to address millennial gamers and more senior enthusiasts alike. Which approach has a chance for success and what is the role of the rights holders in this new dynamic genre right in the middle between sports and entertainment?
16:30
  1. 30 mins
    • Content Congress

    Revealing the next frontier of content

    Content in MENA has stayed within boundaries, adding to this, hovering piracy threat and political tensions does not add favor. This dynamic landscape and its local attitudes however, makes it stand out from the rest of the world. The entire value chain from content creation to delivery is evolving and adapting rapidly. What lies beyond?

17:00
  1. 10 mins
    • Content Congress
10:50
  1. 5 mins
    • CABSAT Africa Forum
10:55
  1. 5 mins
    • CABSAT Africa Forum
11:00
  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. What is the roadmap? Strategizing how best to proceed.
11:30
  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 all from the Africa’s Queen of Media.
12:00
  1. 40 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. 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?
12:40
  1. 20 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.
13:00
  1. 40 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. What needs to be done?
13:40
  1. 10 mins
    • CABSAT Africa Forum

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24 - 26 May 2021

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Strategic Partner

  • Dubai Studio City

Supporting Associations

  • GVF
  • ESOA
  • IABM
  • TUYAD
  • WTA
  • APSCC
  • ASBU

Supporting Partner

  • Twofour54

 

Official Media Partners

  • BroadcastPro
  • SatellitePro

Official Publication

  • Digital Studio

Ecosystem Partner

  • in5

Official Publisher

  • ITP Customer Publishing

 

Official Courier Handler

  • DHL

 

Organised By

  • DWTC