CABSAT delayed to October

CABSAT, the Dubai event for the Middle East and North African satellite, digital media and filmed entertainment industries, has been postponed from its initially scheduled May dates.

The event will still take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre, but has been pushed back to October 26-28.

Calling it a ‘special edition’, CABSAT said that there will be a special focus on the SATEXPO Summit with a wider content offering, and a new ‘NextGen Content’ marketplace to buy, sell or co-produce TV and film content for the Arabic market.

Aarti Holla, Secretary General of EMEA Satellite Operators’ Association, said: “ESOA is pleased that CABSAT is taking the needs of the international satellite community into consideration in choosing to hold its 2021 edition in October. The SATEXPO Summit will provide better value to the industry at a time when there will be even greater business opportunities.”

The Arab State Broadcasting Union meanwhile said that “We completely support the decision made by CABSAT to host the 2021 edition of the show in October and we look forward to the collaboration opportunities that it will bring.”

David Meltzer, Secretary-General of Global VSAT Forum (GVF), said: “We completely endorse the decision made by CABSAT’s organisers to hold the 2021 edition in October. By ensuring the show is open to as many international participants as possible during the time when EXPO 2020 is running in Dubai, CABSAT 2021 will maximise collaboration opportunities in the satellite ecosystem.”

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