IBC Content Everywhere Announces Highlights and New Speakers for its November MENA Event

Jumeirah Beach Hotel 29 – 30 November 2015

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In line with its commitment to bringing the most influential thought
leaders and business minds to the region, IBC is pleased to announce
that this year’s IBC Content Everywhere MENA event will embrace and
examine those topics at the forefront of IBC2015.

Produced and tailored especially for the MENA region, and featuring an
international speaker line-up, the conference will employ cutting edge
technology to deliver an unparalleled interactive experience. The event
features a mixture of presentations and panel sessions with top speakers
from broadcast, telecoms, media and content, offering a high-end
editorially led programme together with strategic networking
opportunities.

Particular highlights to capture the interest and imagination will
include unique insights into: The Future of OTT and Online Offerings
in the Region and Beyond:
With OTT and online TV offerings
becoming such a core way for consumers to view media, it is essential
that media distributors stay ahead of the game. This panel session will
consider the impact of new entrants and consolidation within the
region’s OTT market, together with the possible negative effect of
content packaging constraints on consumer subscription levels. Further
deliberations will involve how to engage and retain new audiences
through the use of social media, the influence of traditional broadcast
companies on the OTT space and the necessity of OTT collaborations with
telcos.

Content is King: Strategies to stay ahead in an increasingly
competitive content environment:
As consumers are increasingly
calling the shots, it has never been more important to ensure the right
content is delivered, irrespective of the platform. Content is the key
asset in every media business, wherever you sit in the value chain and
this session will address the issues in developing an effective strategy
whether it’s fighting for commissioning rights, creating original
content or looking to digital-original content creators. With the
increasing popularity of online gaming channels, the panel will also
consider whether there are there lessons to be learned from the
difference in content and multiplatform delivery.

How are Disruptive Tech Start-ups and Media Companies Using Each
Other’s Platforms to Create Their Own Success?
Buzzfeed is very open
about the major role that exploiting social media platforms such as
Twitter has played in their success – and this is not an unusual story.
With new media players and tech start-ups constantly appearing across
the world, this session will look at the ways in which these companies
are using social platforms to grow their image, how to create and
implement a strategy across multiple platforms and the best methods to
engage and attract audiences.

Among the influential contributors to these debates are:

Martin Trickey, Group Head of Digital, Warner Bros. Television
Production (UK):
Having started his career in digital at games
company Uproar in 1999 where he was responsible for the online versions
of Family Fortunes and Catchphrase, Martin moved on to become Head of
Multiplatform Production at the BBC and Creative Director at TwoFour
Digital. Now Group Head of Digital at Warner Brothers TV Production UK,
Martin is currently overseeing The Voice amongst other projects and was
named as one of BIMA’s Hot 100 for 2014.

JC Cangilla, SVP Business Development, New Form Digital (USA): Cangilla
oversees all distribution deals, partnership development and licensing
deals for the studio, leveraging New Form’s high-profile production
partners and talent to develop customised opportunities across multiple
platforms. Having run the video licensing business for Yahoo, securing
content deals with more than 75+ partners, his experience in the digital
video space has been squarely focused on business development and
redefining the way deals are done, establishing himself as one of the
leading dealmakers in digital video.

David Butorac, CEO, OSN (UAE): David Butorac brings a wealth of
experience gained over a 30 year career in some of the world’s most
successful broadcasting and multi-channel Television companies,
including the positions of Head of Operations and Station Manager at
BSkyB, Group Chief Operating Officer at Astro, Malaysia’s largest
broadcasting and cross-media company and President of News Corporation’s
Star TV in Hong Kong. Included in the inaugural Advance Australia list
of the 100 most influential Australian’s living outside Australia, David
was named Media and Marketing Business Leader of the Year at the 2012
Gulf Business Industry Awards and received the award for Outstanding
Achievement in Broadcast at the 2013 Broadcast Pro Middle East Summit.

James Pringle, Co-Founder & CEO, SuggesTV (UK): The owner and
lead contributor of many forward thinking LinkedIn Groups, James is an
entrepreneur with great vision and insight into the media world. With a
broad understanding of mobile, video and native advertising, as well as
a strong interest in automation, artificial intelligence and future
technologies, James founded SuggesTV after realising that every media
site he spoke to was trying to increase their video views and that
artificial intelligence didn’t just mean robots, drones and driverless
cars! SuggesTV uses context, data and machine learning to help
publishers maximise the revenue potential of their video library.

Mohamed Abuagla, CIO/CTO, Aljazeera Media Network (Qatar): With
over 20 years of global technical consultancy and executive management
experience, Mohamed Abuagla is the CIO/CTO and Executive Director for
Technology & Operations for Aljazeera Media Network. Overseeing
Aljazeera’s largest division with responsibilities including IT,
Broadcast Engineering & Operations, Information Security and Digital
Products development, Mr Abuagla guides the technology & operational
strategies and support services for the network globally; covering 10
channels and over 70 locations worldwide. He leads a team of more than
1,200 members that provide a complete end-to-end lifecycle of integrated
services across various domains, spanning the gamut from Field
Newsgathering Operations, MCR, Ingesting, Editing, Studio Operations,
Transmission & Teleport.

Get a sneak peek into IBC Content Everywhere at IBC2015, in our two
feature area theatres. Daily schedules featuring topics such as OTT
business models, big data and strategies to reach the online viewer will
complement sessions taking place in the main IBC Conference and Leaders’
Summit, giving a platform for discussion at the November event.

Having moved to a permanent slot in November, IBC Content Everywhere
MENA looks to build on the acclaimed success of the inaugural event,
examining the latest global issues of interest to the region through an
innovative programme of influential international and regional speakers.

For more information about IBC Content Everywhere MENA please visit www.ibcCE.org/MENA

To find out more about the conference at IBC Content Everywhere MENA,
please visit www.ibcCE.org/MENAconference

To find more about MENA sponsorship www.ibcCE.org/menasponsor

For more information about IBC Content Everywhere Europe, please visit www.ibcCE.org/europe

For more information about IBC2015 please visit www.ibc.org

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Editor’s notes

Dates for forthcoming events:

IBC2015

 

Amsterdam

 

11-15 September 2015

IBC Content Everywhere Europe Amsterdam 11-15 September 2015
IBC Content Everywhere MENA Dubai 29-30 November 2015

About IBC Content Everywhere

Powered and created by IBC, the IBC Content Everywhere global series of
events has been created in response to demand from IBC visitors and
exhibitors to help professionals from the broadcast, telecommunications,
online and IT sectors seize the new opportunities being created by the
explosive growth in the consumption of TV and video content on
IP-connected smartphones, tablets and laptops.

IBC Content Everywhere combines a high quality exhibition with features
specifically designed to help visitors quickly and efficiently expand
their knowledge and understanding of the latest trends, strategies and
developments in online TV and video. With dedicated events in Europe and
MENA, IBC Content Everywhere covers rich media production, devices,
apps, digital marketing, social media, content personalisation, big
data, cloud services, second screens, investment and much more.

For more information please go to www.ibcCE.org

About IBC Leaders’ Summit

IBC Leaders’ Summit is an exclusive invitation-only event for over 150
European and MENA leaders of the electronic media and entertainment
industry. It blends penetrating insights from influential speakers,
independent and exclusive research, and the collaborative participation
of C-level delegates in a day-long event that informs and shapes future
strategy.

For more information please go to www.ibc.org/leaderssummit

About IBC

IBC is the premier annual event for professionals engaged in the
creation, management and delivery of entertainment and news content
worldwide. Attracting 55,000+ attendees from more than 170 countries,
IBC combines a highly respected and peer-reviewed conference with an
exhibition that exhibits more than 1,700 leading suppliers of state of
the art electronic media technology and provides unrivalled networking
opportunities.

For more information visit www.ibc.org

Contacts

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