2018 may have been tough but challenges often compel us to think creatively and I'm certain this will result in several new ideas this year.
Last year, if the CEOs called for collaboration to survive external forces that come to the region with money and marketing muscle, this year, Sam Barnett began the CEO panel discussion by announcing that MBC had joined forces with Fox.
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One of the most rewarding aspects of the judging process is the opportunity to witness innovations in broadcast from various parts of the world within content production, distribution and management.
Time will tell if this surge in Chinese media initiatives will translate to soft power.
Should there be a greater collaborative effort between governments to share the broadcast rights as well as the investment that goes into them?
An in-depth coverage of the inaugural MENA Anti-Piracy Conference organised by BroadcastPro ME.
"We require such an authority – one that does not just regulate us all the time, but ... serves as a liaison between broadcasters and government authorities" - Vijaya Cherian, Editorial Director.
The MENA media industry is going through a time of tumultuous change. Some of it is exciting and upbeat, others are downright disconcerting.
Remote production is increasingly gaining traction for live sport. If it can be done in Australia, it can also be done here in the UAE.
The African filmmakers' panel hosted by Canon at CABSAT and moderated by Vijaya Cherian, Editor of BroadcastPro ME, painted a complex but promising picture for the continent.
Nigeria has a USD 3bn movie industry with 80 films produced on average each week, generating a whopping $610 million annually.
This was the key takeaway from the ASBU BroadcastPro Selevision Summit last month, where the CEOs of some of the most high-profile media entities in the region congregated to discuss the best way forward.
Microservices … metadata harvesting … blockchain … artificial intelligence … machine learning … these are the terms I have heard discussed more prominently in the last few months, and I believe they will come under the spotlight at IBC this year.
I was really impressed with the MBC facility at Dubai Studio City, which I had the pleasure of visiting last month.
Last month, BroadcastPro ME was delighted to join several industry leaders for the inaugural edition of the Al Jazeera Leaders’ Summit.