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Maaz Sheikh

Maaz Sheikh

CEO and Co-Founder, STARZPLAY

Maaz Sheikh co-founded STARZ PLAY (www.starzplay.com), the subscription video on demand service that streams to 20 countries across the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan. As CEO, he has led the company’s corporate and operational activities since it was established in 2014, driving its continued growth and expansion across the MENA region.

With more than 20 years’ experience in media and telecoms, he has held leadership roles at Fortune 100 companies, Concentric Network (now XO Communications), Virtela Communications (an NTT Communications Company) and at OSN where he spent ten years heading up its customer operations and regional growth.

A seasoned entrepreneur, he has been involved in the establishment and growth of a number of early stage technology companies operating in the Middle East, Europe and US.

Maaz and his team have led the company to its market leading position, featured as a Middle East tech company to watch in the Financial Times Future 25 List. In 2019, he was named CEO Middle East’s ‘Media CEO of the Year’.  

Maaz holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Electrical Engineering from Oklahoma State University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Kansas.  He lives in Dubai with his wife and two sons. 

 

Claim to fame

Award winning CEO & Co-Founder of largest local SVOD startup in the Middle East
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Testimonials

  • 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.
    WITBE
  • 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

31 March – 2 April 2020  |  Dubai World Trade Centre

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Content Congress Platinum Sponsor

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Registrations Sponsor

  • Arabsat

 

Supporting Partners

  • Dubai Studio City
  • Twofour54

Contentscape Strategic Partner

  • mena.tv

Esports Congress In-cooperation with

  • ESME

CABSAT Live Partner

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Official Media Partners

  • BroadcastPro
  • SatellitePro

Supporting Associations

  • GVF
  • IABM
  • TUYAD
  • WTA
  • APSCC

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