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CABSAT: Where Content Connects

Knowledge Hub


The CABSAT ‘Knowledge Hub’ brings you a range of interesting, vertical-specific content, providing insight and industry information for this ever-changing, face-paced market. Delivering whitepapers, industry reports, articles, surveys, opinion polls, features, research and insight  from the different sectors at CABSAT, this extensive library of information will give you a wide variety of resources to keep you up-to-date in this sector.  Subscribe now to enjoy unlimited access to this array of content and register your interest now to attend CABSAT in March 2017 to meet the experts driving the industry today.
Knowledge Hub

State of the Industry Report

CABSAT in 2016 partnered with Frost & Sullivan as the "Official Knowledge Partner" for the Event and released a State of the Industry report on March 8, 2016 with key industry executives from Arab Radio & Television (ART), beIN Media, Eutelsat, Icflix, Intigral, and Yahlive during a Panel session at the CABSAT Content Congress and discussed how the MENA media market is ready for a shake-up as a result of disruptive technologies and business models.and how disruptive technologies and innovative business models impact the MENA broadcast industry.

The report provides an insight on what technology trends will drive the market and also present the technology adoption index across countries for the MENA region. If you are interested in more information on this report, then follow the link below to view the full report.


Building on our history of sharing information:

Launched earlier this year, the CABSAT team commissioned a series of exclusive whitepapers covering the latest trends, innovations and growth opportunities in Broadcast, Satellite, Content Delivery & the region's  filmed entertainment Content Market. We are undertaking research into the new trends and seeking to better understand the issues facing this dynamic sector. If you are interested in contributing to this initiative then get in touch with the CABSAT team today.

And don't forget, you have your annual opportunity to augment your industry knowledge through live content at this year's CABSAT, SATEXPO and Content Marketplace by attending the following features on the show floor: Content Congress presented by Cabsat; Content Marketplace; the Content Delivery Hub seminars; the Satellite Hub seminars and the SATEXPO.
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Topics that were covered in this area in 2016 included:

1. The move to tapeless workflows, 2. IP, software as a service, and software-defined networks, 3. Asset management and workflow automation, 4. Remote broadcasting and IP for contribution



Topics that were covered in this area in 2016 included:

1. Funding and pay television 
2. Satellite supply and demand 
3. Mobile broadband and IP over satellite 
4. Advances in codecs 

Content Delivery Hub 

Content Delivery Hub 

Topics that were covered in this area in 2016 included:

1. The impact of the cloud and big data 
2. Video marketing – sport, 4k and more 
3. Expanding the OTT eco-system 
4. Pay TV business models 

Content MarketPlace 

Content MarketPlace 

Topics that were covered in this area in 2016 included:

1. Storytelling through multiple platforms and social media 2. Content distribution and discovery 3. 4k for content creators and producers 4. Monetising every window


Dick Hobbs
DICK HOBBS -  leading international industry commentator

“Focused on the MENA region's changing broadcast, satellite, content landscape, we will be raising as many issues for debate as answering questions on subjects of real relevance to the broadcast and content industries.  With new papers added each month. The online debate will grow on topics relevant to the various strands of the CABSAT conference and exhibition.”

During a long career in the broadcast industry he has done most jobs: product development, training, management of change, marketing and sales. He has run a successful marketing communications agency and edited magazines, including IBC Daily and IBC TV News.

Today he is a well-known independent writer, commentator and consultant, providing support to leading vendors, IBC, IABM and others, as well as speaking at conferences and industry gatherings. His lively humour adds to his detailed knowledge of the technology behind today’s broadcast and media business.

Most recently, he has taken his encyclopaedic knowledge of modern developments in broadcasting and applied it to training. Working with the IABM he has updated a number of courses, including modern workflows and file-based infrastructures, and now delivers them around the world.

He also uses that knowledge as the basis for in-house debates and planning, helping broadcasters to focus their thinking on new ways of working and getting the best from today’s technology by analysing what needs to be achieved, not how old ways of working can be mapped onto today’s technology.

In 2013 he was invited by the IABM Education Foundation to be the convenor for the first in a series of training summits, to be held in growing markets around the world, to identify and develop new ways of bringing the best talent into the broadcast industry.

He is a graduate of the University of Surrey with a degree in music with applied physics.

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