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Welcome to the premier conference
and awards of the region’s Media and
Entertainment Technology industry

06 November 2024
Nominations are now closed.
2024 Awards

Categories


All projects or initiatives that are being submitted for the awards should have been completed between November 2023 and October 2024. Nominations should be submitted online, following the nomination guidelines.


Award Category

Best Regional Original Drama Production

We want to see the best productions undertaken in the MENA region, and produced and edited by MENA residents (local or expatriate). We are primarily looking at drama series in this category. If films are submitted and we have enough nominations, we will look to create a new category for films.

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Award Category

Best Unscripted Production of the Year

We want to see the best unscripted productions undertaken in the MENA region, whether they be documentaries, game shows or reality TV shows, but they should have been produced and edited by MENA residents (local or expatriate). This award is for the quality of the content submitted.

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Award Category

Best OTT Production of the Year

This award category is also self explanatory. We are looking for an outstanding dramas/series/any production designed to debut on a streaming platform.

Who should apply? Producers/content owners

This nomination should include a link to the production and stats on how it did with viewers and you must be able to show how this production was a game changer in the market.

Submission should include strong and compelling reasons for why the candidate deserves to win.

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Award Category

Best Kids’ Initiative of the Year

We have a number of players in this space now – some old, with a kids’ channel and some new with a new business angle. Anyone who has created TV/radio offerings/apps/content/channels for children all the way from 1-16 are welcome to participate in this category.

Who should apply: Broadcasters, app developers, producers and content owners.

Your submission should include comprehensive details on the initiatives or other reasons why your company deserves this award.

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Award Category

Best Content Strategy of the Year

With content being king, all platforms from broadcasters, streaming services, social media platforms as well as content companies are thinking up new ways to create content whether it’s planning originals, co-producing, bringing new content to the market, getting it dubbed, or even, packaging it for international audiences. Several companies have recently been involved in negotiating deals to bring international content to regional markets and vice versa. This space is open to anyone who has disrupted this space.

Who should apply: Open to all professionals in the MENA market who have been involved in creating a content strategy either for their broadcast networks, streaming services, social media platforms, or brokering deals between content owners and end customers.

Your submission should include comprehensive details on the initiatives or other reasons why your company deserves this award.

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Award Category

Best Production House of the Year


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Award Category

Best Post Production House of the Year


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Award Category

BroadcastPROME Innovative Project of the Year

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.

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Award Category

Best Studio of the Year

If you have recently built a new studio for rental or your own production purpose, whether it is designed for radio, podcasts, video productions, VR/AR or gaming, we want to hear more about how you have kitted it out and what makes it unique enough to merit an award. It could be special fit-outs for different productions or a well-designed studio.

Who should apply: Production Houses/Rental Houses/Independent Filmmakers/Producers/Broadcasters.

Your submission should include technical details of the studio and why it deserves to win

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Award Category

Best Sports Initiative of the Year

With sport being such an important element within broadcast today, we invite entries from all players operating in this space. This is not restricted to broadcasters but also companies and entities that are involved in improving the stadium experience, producing sports content and creating a cutting-edge experience.

Who should apply: Broadcast end users/OTT players/ UGC players/ content producers, aggregators and distributors or even service providers who work in a broadcast capacity or provide similar services to broadcasters/telcos etc can participate.

Your submission should include comprehensive details on the initiatives or other reasons why your company deserves this award.

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Award Category

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.

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Award Category

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.

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Award Category

Best SaaS Provider of the Year


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Award Category

Outstanding Tech Implementation of 2023

This award has been designed to recognise the best MENA technical project within our industry and it could also be a collaborative project between vendors and end users. Did you design a platform, create a technical strategy, add new technical elements to create an outstanding platform for your viewers that is seamless, has great content discoverability, a fantastic interface, great personalization and so on? Then, this is for you.

Who should apply: CTOs, technical heads, engineering heads

Submission should include comprehensive details on why your implementation is unique.

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Award Category

Streaming Service of the Year

Traditional broadcasters and OTT platforms are undertaking a number of strategies to differentiate themselves in the marketplace. This may be a commercial, technical or community initiative that is helping them to stand out from the rest with their OTT platform. It could be the innovative content deals you are doing with studios or the deals you are doing with telcos. We’d like to hear from you.

Who should apply: Broadcasters, OTT players and social media platforms, Production companies, Government and private entities

Submission should include sufficient details about your content, technical or commercial strategy and why you are a trendsetter in the OTT space.

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Award Category

Media Executive of the Year


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Award Category

CTO of the Year


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Special

Satellite Segment



Award Category

Satellite Operator of the Year

Satellites play a crucial role in this day and age. From emergency situations and enabling voice communication between chatty friends, to providing internet access to fibre-lacking areas and giving the gift of education or healthcare to those out in remote locations – and everything in between, we are becoming increasingly dependent on the industry. The benefits afforded are remarkable, and these would not be possible without satellite operators.

Looking to note the excellent work done in this field, SatellitePro ME presents this award. Any operator can be nominated provided that they have done something beneficial to the Middle East and Africa.

Who should apply: Satellite operators working towards improving the MEA region and/or the lives of the people living there.

Submission should include complete details or a case study of what you have done to achieve the above stated goal.

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Award Category

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.

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