HABTOOR GRAND HOTEL / DUBAI / UAE

1 day / 1 evening / 4 panels
23 speakers / 17 awards
1 gala awards dinner

13 November 2018

Final deadline for awards nominations extended to October 16, 2018, Tuesday 12 noon (GMT). No further extensions will be provided.

2018 Awards

Categories

All projects or initiatives that are being submitted for the awards should have been completed between November 2017 and October 2018.
Nominations should be submitted online, following the nomination guidelines. The final deadline for submissions is October 16, 2018 Tuesday 12 noon (GMT).


  • BEST PRODUCTION OF 2018
  • BEST FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT OF THE YEAR
  • EXCELLENCE IN VFX
  • Animated Work of the Year
  • BroadcastProME Innovative Project of 2018
  • Sports Initiative of the Year
  • MENA TRENDSETTER OF THE YEAR
BEST PRODUCTION OF 2018
  • We want to see the best productions undertaken in the MENA region. It could be in the fiction or non-fiction category but it should have been produced and edited by people (local or expatriate) residing in the Arab world.
  • Who should apply: Production Houses/Post Production Houses/Independent Filmmakers/Producers/Broadcasters/OTT players.
  • Submission should include details of the production and why it deserves to win as well as a link to the production itself. A USB or DVD of the film should also be couriered to BroadcastPro Middle East, #208, Bldg 3C, CPI Trade Media, Dubai Studio City.
  • This award is for the quality of the content submitted.
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here
BEST FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT OF THE YEAR
  • Any non-fiction TV programming that documents actual events, people, animals can be part of this category. This includes documentaries, observational documentaries, docudramas, travel series, and reality television. The one condition is that this should have been produced and edited by people (local or expatriate) residing in the Arab world.
  • Who should apply: Production Houses/Post Production Houses/Independent Filmmakers/Producers/Broadcasters.
  • Submission should include details of the production and why it deserves to win as well as a link to the production itself. A USB or DVD of the film should also be couriered to BroadcastPro Middle East, #208, Bldg 3C, CPI Trade Publishing, Dubai Studio City.
  • This award is for the quality of the content submitted.
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here
EXCELLENCE IN VFX
  • We are looking for productions that have primarily been created at the editing table for this category. If you have created 3D structures, architectural works or other VFX projects, this category is for you.
  • Who should apply: Production Houses/Post Production Houses/Independent Filmmakers/Producers/Broadcasters/OTT players.
  • Submission should include details of the production and why it deserves to win as well as a link to the production itself. A USB or DVD of the film should also be couriered to BroadcastPro Middle East, #208, Bldg 3C, CPI Trade Publishing, Dubai Studio City.
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here
Animated Work of the Year
  • This category is self-explanatory. All animated works are welcome to participate in this category.
  • Who should apply: Production Houses/Post Production Houses/Independent Filmmakers/Producers/Broadcasters/OTT players.
  • Submission should include details of the animation and why it deserves to win as well as a link to the work itself. A USB or DVD of the film should also be couriered to BroadcastPro Middle East, #208, Bldg 3C, CPI Trade Publishing, Dubai Studio City.
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here
BroadcastProME Innovative Project of 2018
  • This award is aimed at acknowledging a specific project that deserves recognition in the market for being unique and taking the industry forward in terms of technology deployment. It needs to be a broadcast-related project but will accommodate traditional as well as new media platforms including Mobile TV, broadband, IPTV, distribution of content across different platforms and so on. The aim is to identify an award-winning project that has had a positive impact on the broadcast industry either within a specific Arab country, regionally or internationally.
  • Who should apply: Broadcast end users/SIs/web/user generated content players/ content aggregators and distributors or even service providers who work in a broadcast capacity or provide similar services to broadcasters/telcos etc.
  • Submission should include complete details/case study of the project or unique initiative and why it is unique in the region.
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here.
Sports Initiative of the Year
  • There are several players within this space that have undertaken various initiatives over the last year. They may be traditional broadcasters, telcos, production houses… we’d like to hear what you have done that is award winning. It could be a commercial or technical initiative across any platform.
  • Who should apply: Broadcasters, OTT players and social media platforms, Production companies, Government and private entities.
  • Submission should include sufficient details about your why your project is award winning.
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here.
MENA TRENDSETTER OF THE YEAR
  • This award will recognise any broadcaster/OTT provider/ content generator/service provider that has undertaken a project in the region that is innovative and forward thinking and clearly makes them a frontrunner in the market.
  • Who should apply: Broadcasters/ OTT providers/ content aggregators/ content providers and service providers owned by public or private entities who work in a broadcast capacity or provide similar services to broadcasters/telcos etc.
  • Submission should include complete details/case study of any innovative or trendsetting project.
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here.
  • OTT Production of the Year
  • OTT Solutions Provider of the Year
  • RADIO INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR
  • Digital Strategy of the Year
  • BEST VIDEO INITIATIVE ON A SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM
  • SYSTEMS INTEGRATOR OF THE YEAR
  • BROADCAST SERVICES PROVIDER OF THE YEAR
OTT Production of the Year
  • With more companies creating content just for the web, we thought it appropriate to introduce this category for the first time this year. We want to see the best productions you have created for the web for MENA viewers. It could be in the fiction or non-fiction category but it should have been produced and edited by people (local or expatriate) residing in the Arab world.
  • Who should apply: Telcos/ Production Houses/Post Production Houses/Independent Filmmakers/Producers/Broadcasters/OTT players.
  • Submission should include details of the production and why it deserves to win as well as a link to the production itself. A USB or DVD of the film should also be couriered to BroadcastPro Middle East, #208, Bldg 3C, CPI Trade Publishing, Dubai Studio City
  • This award is only for productions created or tailored specifically for viewing on OTT platforms.
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here.
OTT Solutions Provider of the Year
  • This is for companies and systems integrators in this space who are providing solutions to companies for their digital platforms. This could be a CDN you have created or solutions you have tailored to suit the specific needs of customers in the region.
  • Who should apply: This is for companies and systems integrators in this space who are providing solutions to companies for their digital platforms. This could be a CDN you have created or solutions you have tailored to suit the specific needs of customers in the region.
  • Submission should include sufficient details about why you deserve to win. You should be able to prove that you are not just deploying an off-the-shelf product but genuinely creating something that is award-winning.
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here.
RADIO INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR
  • This award is aimed at acknowledging innovation in the radio sector that takes the industry forward in terms of content, marketing or technology deployment. We have deliberately kept this category broad to ensure that it is to reward innovation in this sector and not necessarily, the biggest financial investment in technologies. We are primarily looking at any strategy undertaken by a small or big radio station that pushes the boundaries of radio innovation in the region. Your nomination needs to highlight why you are unique or what strategies you have undertaken to make your radio station unique.
  • Who should apply: Radio stations.
  • Submission should include complete details/case study of the project or unique initiative.
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here.
Digital Strategy of the Year
  • If you have undertaken any OTT initiatives or online streaming projects, this category is for you.
  • Who should apply: Broadcasters/OTT players/integrators/app developers in the media space/producers/telcos/end users.
  • Submission should include important technical and user interface details as well as statistics and anything else you can provide to make your nomination stronger. If your strategy has been on the commercial side within OTT, we welcome nominations on this side as well.
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here.
BEST VIDEO INITIATIVE ON A SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM
  • This is a bit more generic and open to anyone who has undertaken a TV/video project on social media that is award winning.
  • Who should apply: Content creators, vloggers, broadcasters, OTT players.
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here
SYSTEMS INTEGRATOR OF THE YEAR
  • This award is only designed to recognise the works of innovative systems integrators who think out-of-the-box and have completed a recent project that is unique in terms of design and deployment. Box shifters need not apply. We will not look at the number of projects undertaken by a systems integrator although this may be considered if the SI is involved in a wide variety of projects that are quite unique from each other. The main consideration, however, will be the design and deployment of an innovative or trendsetting project that requires skill to put together. Please ensure that the contact details of the end user are included to verify any claims if this is a self nomination.
  • Who should apply: Only genuine systems integrators need apply.
  • Submission should include complete details/case study of a project and why the project is unique, the special challenges under which you worked and how you undertook this project for the client.
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here.
BROADCAST SERVICES PROVIDER OF THE YEAR
  • This is for TV production and broadcast facilitators, rental houses, studio providers and anybody who provides services or facilitates services for end users within the TV and broadcast space.
  • Who should apply: This is for production houses, rental houses and any service providers who help facilitate the production of live events, sports or offer spectacular facilities or similar services to the industry.
  • Submission should include sufficient details about why you deserve to win. You should be able to prove that you are not just providing equipment but genuinely involved in offering best-of-class services and skills that benefit the market.
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here.

Special

Satellite Segment


  • Space Initiative of the Year
  • SATELLITE SOLUTIONS PROVIDER OF THE YEAR
  • SATELLITE COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Space Initiative of the Year
  • A number of government and private entities are involved in space projects today as space is becoming more accessible and is being looked upon as an opportunity to improve life on earth and create greater opportunities for us. If you are involved in any such projects, this space is for you.
  • Who should apply: Government entities, private organisations, anyone involved in space projects in the MENA region.
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here.
SATELLITE SOLUTIONS PROVIDER OF THE YEAR
  • We have several local and international providers who are involved in satellite projects aimed at improving connectivity, connecting rural areas, bringing broadband at cheaper rates, offering communications on the move, ensuring connectivity in all mission-critical operations across various verticals including oil and gas, maritime, aviation, military and defence and so on.
  • Who should apply: Solution providers, operators, distributors and systems integrators within this space.
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here.
SATELLITE COMPANY OF THE YEAR
  • Satellite operators and other related players are going beyond their traditional calling to introduce new satellites not just within the GEO space but in the LEO space. Anyone involved in new initiatives that go beyond your traditional calling to bring a better solution to the community must participate in this category.
  • Who should apply: Satellite operators and related businesses.
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here.

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