After a successful show in 2016, Cabsat has returned to Dubai once again for its 23rd edition, to serve as a platform for exhibitors looking to showcase new innovations in broadcast, production, content delivery, digital media and satellite sectors
The event, which will take place between 21-23 March at the Dubai World Trade Centre, will welcome cable operators, broadcasters, CTOs, e-commerce businesses, IT systems suppliers, decision makers from TV stations and channels, professionals in radio, content creators and distributors, satellite operators, independent production and augmented reality systems suppliers.
Cabsat has become a key meeting place for the rapidly growing broadcast, satellite communication, content delivery and electronic media industries. Global analysts have predicted that entertainment and media spend across Africa and the Middle East will reach US$66bn by 2018.
The highly anticipated show proved to be a success in 2016 as it opened its doors to more than 15,000 visitors and over 950 exhibitors who represented more than 120 countries globally.
One of the companies that attended last year, Gazprom, found that the show enabled it to strengthen its position in Africa and the Middle East, while also increasing its volume of global sales.
Contracts on the Yamal satellites capacity provision for occasional use services were also signed at the show. The firm will be returning for the 23rd edition of the show alongside a host of exhibitors to present its latest products and services.
Crystal Vision will be showcasing its new Vision 3 frame system that features core cards of up and down converters, synchronisers, fibre-optic transmitters and receivers, audio embedders/de-embedders and distribution amplifiers for analogue and digital video and audio, the firm has announced. Crystal Vision’s Indigo range offers the choice of three different frame sizes and 75 cards to include its Safire 3 chroma keyer, which has already proved to very popular with its Middle Eastern customers, according to the company. The Vision 3 presents futureproof technology, for example, having the ability to cope with any signals whether it is SDI video, 4K or Video over IP.
To read more about the upcoming Cabsat show, please read page 30 of the latest issue of Communications Africa: