VIRTUAL

Key technologies, strategies
and business models – how to take
your streaming service to the next level

20 – 21 Sept 2021, Online
SEP 20
12:45 UAE
SEP 21
12:45 UAE

SEP 20

Day 1

12:45 UAE
12:45 – 13:00 (UAE TIME)

Welcome Speech

Vijaya Cherian, Editor, BroadcastPro Middle East

13:00 – 14:00 (UAE TIME)

Panel
How to lead in the OTT space

  • Emerging global and MENA business models to make OTT operations more commercially viable
  • The role of data analytics in creating more accurate churn prediction
  • How will new technologies accelerate OTT and expand the scope of growth, revenue generation and heighten user experiences
  • Examining telco partnerships, payment options and the telco’s ability to offer a better offering to OTT players
  • Can niche content survive without tagging along with super aggregator services?
  • Tackling Piracy – Ways to protect premium content and addressing place-shifting legitimate content and credential sharing

Moderator: Amanda Turnbull, co-founder and CEO, Amanda Turnbull Associates

Confirmed Panellists:

  • Manoj Mathew, Executive VP & Territory Head (MENA, Pakistan & Turkey), Zee Network
  • Emre Kümet, TV Planning and Reporting Group Manager, Turk Telekom
  • Jean-Pierre Andreaux, Head of Content Protection – Shahid, MBC Group
  • Hashim Ossaily, Regional Sales Director, Synamedia

15:00 – 16:00 (UAE TIME)

Panel
Driving the Deployment of new streaming technologies and innovation in audience measurement

  • How to get the basics of online video delivery right
  • Exploring the best CDN approach and PoP locations in MENA
  • Best practices for someone starting a new OTT service – a look at live streaming latency, and interactive applications
  • Piracy issues – A look at the causes of piracy, rigid subscription models and effective technologies to address piracy.
  • Esports and creating dedicated networks focused on delivering eSports competitions
  • A look at how geopolitical issues impact transit costs and pricing of video delivery services

Moderator: Charles Kraus, Senior Manager of Product Marketing

Confirmed Panellists:

  • Umut Keten, Lead Architect Networks, Turk Telekom
  • Faraz Arshad, CTO, StarzPlay
  • Zareen Mirza, Director of Strategy, Renmore Partners
  • Emre Uysal, Video Technologies Senior Director, Digiturk
  • Selver Irican, Media Operations Specialist at TRT

SEP 21

Day 2

12:45 UAE
12:45 – 13:00 (UAE TIME)

Welcome Speech

Vijaya Cherian, Editor, BroadcastPro Middle East

13:00 – 14:00 (UAE TIME)

Panel
What can streaming services learn from pure e-commerce players?


  • Building customer-centric journeys and how it impacts product development and localization
  • Leveraging Data and Technology to generate customer stickiness
  • Maintaining long-lasting growth and improving cost of acquisition through growth hacking techniques
  • Handling the payment challenge
  • Adapt one’s business model to maximise returns in the digital space
  • A look at new disruptive models to improve product reach and adoption

Moderator: Bachir Boumediene, Media Expert.

Confirmed Panellists:

  • Mehdi Oudghiri, Co-Founder & Co-CEO of Eyewa (Eyewear Omnichannel Platform), ex. co-MD FoodPanda.
  • Hosam Arab, Founder and CEO Tabby (Fintech BNPL), ex. Founder Namshi.
  • Mohammad Fattal, Founder and CEO Al Fan Group (Digital Network of Content Creators).

14:30 – 15:30 (UAE TIME)

Panel
Exploring the Content Acquisition Journey with Streamers


  • How have content acquisition strategies evolved with streaming models and the entry of global players?
  • Have content pricing and rights models changed in light of the emergence of multiple platforms?
  • Exploring market trends in the content acquisition journey and the impact of Covid
  • How have new technologies and data analytics influenced buying?
  • Acquiring existing content, commissioning new productions or co-producing? What’s the best approach?
  • Your most successful acquisition that led to an instant spike in subscribers

Moderator: Nick Grande, CEO, mena.tv

Confirmed Panellists:

  • Nadim Dada, VP Content Acquisition, StarzPlay
  • Genevieve South – Director of VOD – Discovery Communications
  • Luke Beermann – GM of Content – Intigral (STC)