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02 February 2021

2021 Awards

Categories

All projects or initiatives that are being submitted for the awards should have been completed between November 2019 and November 2020.
Nominations should be submitted online, following the nomination guidelines.


  • BEST TV PRODUCTION OF THE YEAR
  • POST-PRODUCTION HOUSE OF THE YEAR
  • BROADCASTPROME INNOVATIVE PROJECT OF THE YEAR
  • BEST CINEMA INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR
  • MENA TRENDSETTER OF THE YEAR
  • FEMALE BROADCAST EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
  • STREAMING SERVICE OF THE YEAR
BEST TV PRODUCTION OF THE YEAR
  • 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 MENA residents (local or expatriate).
  • 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.
POST-PRODUCTION HOUSE OF THE YEAR
  • We want to see the best editing houses in the MENA region apply for this category. We look forwarding to seeing some of the best works that have been cut at the editing table and have resulted in an award-winning piece of work.
  • Who should apply: Post Production houses, animation studios, VFX houses.
  • Submission should include details of the work 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.
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.
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here.
BEST CINEMA INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR
  • Cinema houses in the Middle East have started to innovate, whether through their partnerships, distribution arrangements or production efforts. This award is aimed at acknowledging any initiative from a cinema company that contributes to the growth of our industry. This could also be an exceptional tech deployment.
  • Who should apply: Cinema houses/related businesses.
  • 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.
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.
FEMALE BROADCAST EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
  • This award is a first for the region’s broadcast industry and is our first attempt to acknowledge women who have contributed to the success of this sector. We welcome nominations from any female executive in either the commercial or the engineering side of the MENA TV, radio, streaming or film production business who have innovated, been a game changer, led to strategic changes within their company or the industry or even succeeded in completing a major deal or a challenging project. This is open to women executives and engineers within the TV and radio broadcast, film industry or OTT market for this year.
  • Who should apply? Senior female executives, engineers, heads of production houses and women working in the TV, film, OTT or radio industry specifically within the area of strategic planning, commercial or engineering.
  • This award is not intended for anchors, presenters, marketing heads, financial heads and so on.
  • Submission should include strong and compelling reasons for why the candidate deserves to win.
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here.
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.
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here.
  • SYSTEMS INTEGRATOR OF THE YEAR
  • BEST AV INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR
  • OTT EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
  • OTT SOLUTIONS PROVIDER OF THE YEAR
  • OUTSTANDING OTT PRODUCTION OF THE YEAR
  • BEST 2021 TECH IMPLEMENTATION IN OTT
  • OUTSTANDING INDUSTRY CONTRIBUTION DURING COVID-19 OUTBREAK
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.
BEST AV INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR
  • This award is designed to recognise innovation in the AV market. With several live events taking place in the market, we have see a number of outstanding projects undertaken by event producers in conjunction rental companies and solution providers. We are looking for an exceptional AV project that challenged the producer and helped put together an outstanding technical project that proved to be a great regional showcase and set a new standard for the market.
  • Please ensure that the contact details of the client for whom you undertook this project are included should we need to verify any claims if this is a self nomination.
  • Who should apply: Event producers in conjunction with solution providers.
  • 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.
OTT EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
  • With streaming services entering the mainstream market this year, BroadcastPro would like to recognise an outstanding OTT professional who has turned around their OTT streaming service. We welcome nominations from any top OTT executive who has changed the game in the market with their streaming platform.
  • Who should apply? Senior OTT executives.
  • Submission should include strong and compelling reasons for why the candidate deserves to win.
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here.
OTT SOLUTIONS PROVIDER OF THE YEAR
  • This award category is self explanatory. We are looking for solution providers who have provided an outstanding solution/platform/technology in this region to an end user.
  • Who should apply? Solution providers in this space.
  • Submission should include strong and compelling reasons for why the candidate deserves to win.
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here.
OUTSTANDING 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.
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here.
BEST 2021 TECH IMPLEMENTATION IN OTT
  • This award has been designed to recognise the best MENA technical project within the OTT space. 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.
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here.
OUTSTANDING INDUSTRY CONTRIBUTION DURING COVID-19 OUTBREAK
  • Did your company undertake any outstanding initiative that gave the TV industry a boost during the pandemic? If yes, we would like to hear from you.
  • Who should apply? This category is open to every company that works within the TV, film space either as a broadcaster, producer, manufacturer, solutions provider, government or private entity, legal company, NGO, filmmaker, organizer and so on.
  • Submission should include strong and compelling reasons for why the company deserves to win.
  • 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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