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The 2018 ASBU BroadcastPro awards shortlist is out

The 2018 ASBU BroadcastPro awards shortlist has been announced. Winners will be revealed at a gala dinner on November 13 at the Habtoor Grand Hotel in Dubai.

Commenting on the entries, Vijaya Cherian, Editorial Director of CPI Trade Media said: “We received more than 130 entries this year. We were particularly impressed with the quality of video entries from the OTT and social media sectors, which are still fairly new within broadcast and we see this growing in the coming years.”

The awards ceremony will follow a day-long summit. The agenda  for the summit  will cover content creation in the region and the growth of OTT and social media. The technical panel will cover critical areas redefining the broadcast ecosystem including AI, machine learning and cloud, among other topics. The summit will conclude with a CEO panel that will see the heads of Image Nation, Fox Networks Group, MBC Group and Starz Play debate the challenges of ensuring a robust business outlook for their companies. For a full list of speakers, click here.

The 2018 ASBU BroadcastPro awards shortlist

BEST PRODUCTION OF 2018  
DEWA – SocialEyez
Hob El Tayebin, Vuclip
Red Band Society, Arab Format Lab
Saydnaya, TRT World

BEST FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT OF THE YEAR
God Children – Aum Media
Our Water Our Life – National Geographic Middle East
The Open Road – Fox Networks Group

EXCELLENCE IN VFX
Dubai Chambers/Africa Global – Real Image TV Production
TAIF LED Light – Etana Productions
Zafari – Spacetoon International

ANIMATED WORK OF THE YEAR
DAST-Real Image TV Production
Etihad Airways – Action Media Production
Zafari – Spacetoon International
Zone Zero – Fanar Production

OTT PRODUCTION OF THE YEAR
Hob El Tayebin, Vuclip
Click Company – Roya TV

OTT SOLUTIONS PROVIDER OF THE YEAR
Du/EITC
Pan Arab Media Inc.

DIGITAL STRATEGY OF THE YEAR
Jawwy TV, Intigral
Roya TV
VuClip

BEST VIDEO INITIATIVE ON A SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM
Bad Snappers – Viacom International Media Networks MENA
Fitness – Atangoo
HawanahZein – STEP Group
Ya Negm Ya Star – Bigfoot Films

BROADCASTPROME INNOVATIVE PROJECT OF 2018
Emirates Entertainment Experience – Arab Format Lab
Innovation Storytelling – Blink Studios
PSIS Anti-Piracy solution – OSN

SPORTS INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR
Fitness – Atangoo
The AGL VR Seat Experience, PLC

RADIO INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR
106.2 BIG FM
Arab Radio Network
Shock Middle East

MENA TRENDSETTER OF THE YEAR
Abu Dhabi Media
mena.TV Content Hub
Weyyak, ZEE Entertainment

SYSTEMS INTEGRATOR OF THE YEAR
Al Mamlaka TV, Jordan – Qvest Media
ARN – Tek Signals
Radio OB Van – ARET audio and video engineering
YouTube Space – Advanced Media

BROADCAST SERVICES PROVIDER OF THE YEAR
Filmquip Media
Seven Production
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Satellite/Space Awards and Editor’s Choice Awards will be announced only on the evening of the awards on November 13, Habtoor Grand, Dubai Marina.