Content Congress


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Be a part of the industry-shaping dialogue at CABSAT

As the complex media & entertainment world is slowly becoming our abode, and we stay engrossed with new technologies, platforms and devices that are enabling us to access media and entertainment content - video, games, music and more- on our own terms - whenever and however we want. The 2-day exclusive conference on content, with the theme “Curating & Delivering limitless ‘Must Experience’ Content”, focuses on bringing together the stars who are passionate about ‘everything content’ and their views on content creation to consumption really matter!

Content Congress takes place at CABSAT - the leading platform for the broadcast, production, content delivery, digital media and satellite sectors across the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA playing a critical role in delivering industry-shaping dialogues, uniting over 250 creative visionaries, technological disruptors and industry influencers for active debate and discussions.

Has content reached its peak point? The content market is undergoing groundbreaking changes with digital media and new video streaming services constantly disrupting the industry. From creating disruptive interactive content, what works, and what maximizes engagement? What are the best people doing, and what can we learn from them?

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With roughly 82% of internet traffic being video by 2022, Digital Disruption is bringing a massive shift in the media landscape, to know more, stay tuned to find out about:

  • How the Arab media capital 2020 is driving media excellence in the region, thus making Arab media a source of hope and optimism for the future, strategizing the leading role of the UAE and Dubai as a hub for Arab and International media.
  • Merging Innovative Storytelling with Monetization, winner of Three-time Primetime Emmy award-winning digital series creator Bernie Su, explores new and innovative ways to build audiences into story experiences
  • Subscriber acquisition and retention in an OTT heavy world, evolution of the OTT landscape has seen the core mix of OTT players transforming into a myriad of choices vying for their share of consumer pie. Hear from the Streaming Chiefs Power Panel - Zee5 Global, MBC Group, Starz Play and Jawwy TV.
  • Empowering local talents in the Filmmaking industry in UAE & KSA:
    • UAE case study: UAE Entertainment experience
    • Setting the Cinema landscape for Investors
  • Expanding co production: limitless opportunities! Big opportunity lies in establishing an entertainment industry that creates and produces content with local talents and exports content. As coproduction in the entertainment industry expands, MENA can play an increasingly influential role.
  • Gen Z Stop confusing us. What do you want to watch? How are TV networks and content platforms adapting to continue to attract younger viewership?  

Why attend

Learn about shifting customer behaviour and viewing trends

Discover how you can most effectively monetize your OTT platform

Hear about new market opportunities in localizing and developing Arabic content

Understand how social media is changing broadcasting and how you can use it to complement your linear and OTT offering.

Don’t miss a truly unparalleled panel on opportunities in the African broadcast market bringing together a host of famous Nollywood producers, major national TV channels, African distributors & world’s leading creators of entertainment brands.

Gain invaluable insights from a one-to-one fireside chat with most innovative media brands in the region doing exciting things across the region.

An unbeatable opportunity to meet and network with some of the biggest names in the business. Last years speaker line up included key decision making executives from Viacom, Fox, Turner, Discovery Networks, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Rotana Media Group, WWE Middle East, FremantleMedia International, UTURN, Kenya TV, UAE Space Agency and more.


If you are a broadcaster or market innovator with an interesting story to tell,
please get in touch! Send your details and proposed topic to

Introducing Our 2020 Media Trailblazers


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  • 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

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31 March – 2 April 2020  |  Dubai World Trade Centre

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