The seventh edition of the ASBU BroadcastPro Selevision Awards concluded late Tuesday evening. The awards rewarded industry specialists from the MENA satellite and broadcast industry in both traditional and the new media space. We had 17 awards in creative and technical categories in broadcast and two satellite awards.
The evening started with the SatellitePro ME awards, followed by BroadcastPro MEs awards. The first award of the evening was MSS Operator of the Year which went to Thuraya. The second satellite award was for Telecom Strategy of the Year, which went to Etisalat.
The BroadcastPro Middle East awards were as follows:
Best Short Production of 2017 – Electric Films & Mubadala Investment Company
Best Long Production of 2017 – Fighting Fit Dubai Nomad Productions
Excellence in VFX in 2017 – Dubai Racing Channel Identity Video from Dubai Media Inc.
Best Animated Work of 2017 – MRM Awards – Real Image Production
TVC of the year – Live for the Story by SocialEyez
Studio of the Year – MBC Group – Dubai Studio City facility
OTT Production of the Year – Waklinha Walaa, iflix MENA
Best Digital Strategy of 2017 –Dawri Plus, Intigral
OTT Trendsetter of the Year – Zee Weyyak, Z5X Global, Zee Entertainment
BroadcastPro ME Innovative Project of the Year – Blink Studios
Systems Integrator of the Year – TSL Systems Middle East
Editors choice awards
Special Recognition Award – CMT Technologies
Broadcast Executive of the Year – Sanjay Raina, Senior VP & GM of Fox Networks Group
Outstanding Documentary Production – TRT World
Technical Achiever of the Year – Bassam Alsaqqa, Broadcast Engineer, Palestine TV
Broadcast Project of the Year – Kuwait TV
Outstanding Set and Studio Build in the region – twofour54 Abu Dhabi