Khalifa Alforah Alshamsi

Chief Digital Services Officer


Samer Geissah

VP Innovation


Ahmed Ossama

Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer

Telecom Egypt

Philippe Nahas

Product Marketing Head Strategy & Investments


Ahmad Abu Zannad

Strategic Planning Director

Leo Burnett

Ed Jennings

Senior Director - Media House


Kasia Kieli

President and Managing Director

Discovery Networks CEEMEA

Fares Akkad

Head of Distribution and Digital Business Development


Carlos Salim Tibi



Rashed Al Abbar

Vice President - Home Product Marketing


Ben Kinealy

VP of IPTV and OTT


David Hanson

Director of Digital


Taahir Hoorzook

Head of New Platform Development

Al Jazeera

Hadi Raad

Head of Marketing - Emerging Arabia (MENA)


Yousef Tuqan Tuqan


Flip Media

Khurram Shahzad

Technology Strategy


Heba AlSamt

Digital Media Director

Dubai Media

Yousif Sater

Manager - Network Strategy (Fixed & Mobile)


Robert Nurgberg

General Manager - SmartTV Business

LG Electronics - Middle East & Africa Region

Peter Simpson

VP Product Marketing


Benjamin Haylock

Director, Technology, Digital Entertainment and Advertising

Ooredoo (Qtel)

Ayman Irshaid


Areeba Areeba

Matthew Reed

Principal Analyst MEA

Informa Telecoms & Media

Roberto Kauffmann-Dev

Senior Director Product Development


Stanislas Leridon

Chairman and Cofounder


Paul D Hamm



Bruno Pereira

Founder and CEO

TV App Agency

Adam Nightingale

Senior Director of Strategic Sales, Global


Sebastian Becker

Managing Partner


Christopher Cytera

IPTV Parner Manager

Dune HD

Morteza Seraj

Technical Adviser

MCI - Iranian National Mobile Telecommuncation Provider

Pascal Birot

Director of Business Development


Johann Adjovi

Consultant Manager

Analysys Mason

Paulo Ferreira

Managing Director

Button Consulting

Rory Murphy

Content & Digital Media Director

Equinix EMEA

Christophe Firth

Senior Manager

A.T. Kearney

Jai Maroo


Shemaroo Entertainment Ltd.

Laurent Tescari

Director Product Developement Video


Michael Dean

Research Analyst

Informa Telecoms & Media

Emmanuel Belleville

Vice President Video Services


Muthiah Thangarajan

Vice President and Head, Broadcast BU

TATA Elxsi

Basil Badawiyeh

Vice President, Product - AIM

RGB Networks

Maximising Revenue Growth in TV Convergence: OTTtv, Multiscreen, Social TV and Big Data


About TV Connect MEA

TV Connect MENA is the only major TV event in the Middle East and African region linking key TV providers in the connected TV delivery ecosystem. Growing from strength to strength, the event has developed from its IPTV legacy to focus on IPTV, OTTtv, multiscreen and Cloud TV services for regional TV service providers.

TV Connect MENA has seen support from key players such as Etisalat, Du,Qtel, Batelco, Omantel, Tunisie Telecom, Telecom Egypt and Zain; plus, a series of content providers from the likes of OSN, Al Jazeera, Rotana, MBC and Multichoice have all shared their stories at this must-attend yearly event.

This November, you’ll gain tips on monetising OTTtv, how to achieve the best broadcast quality through technologies including CDNs, transparent caching and web acceleration, up to the minute insights into connected home, plus advice on growing revenue through the next level of quad-play services.

Along with this, the event will focus on data centres and the big debate on the convergence of telco business into caching business.

Register for tickets now and learn the winning strategies and technologies required to monetise the Middle East & African Market.

why-attendWhy Attend!

  • Sieze the moment, become an industry leader – take advantage of the UAE and MENA media markets, where competition is low
  • Meet and network with key customers – TV Connect MENA offers the perfect platform to meet with global decision makers in the service provider community such as the likes of Etisalat, OSN, Qtel, MBC, Saudi Telecom and Omantel
  • Expect hundreds of delegates from all 4 corners of the world, with a full value chain representation
  • Identify the winning strategies and technologies required to monetise the Middle East and African TV market


Network with like-minded peers at the only major TV event in the Middle East and African region linking key TV providers
in the connected TV delivery ecosystem.

  • 700+ key industry figures
  • 32% c-level attendance
  • Full value chain representation with primary attendance from Broadcaster, Content Provider, Game
    Content Aggregators, Telecom/Cable/Satellite Operators, ISP, CE Manufacturers and Equipment Manufacturers
  • 27 countries in attendance including UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Jordan, France and USA

agendaTuesday 5th November

OTT and IPTV Convergence in MENA region

The future of IPTV against OTT Proliferation: How has the strategy changed for Telecom operators?
• How will IPTV and OTT services converge in MENA region?
• Multi-screen and mobility taking the modern world by Storm: Catering to Ever Expanding Demand for Video Content
• Beyond Quad Play: Making use of the Digital Home environment with Multi-play services
• Responding to consumers’ newly developed sensitivity to quality of service



Developing Content Monetisation Strategies

•Content Monetising Opportunities via Media Players
•Making Multi-Screen Matter: Can Operators Fight off Obscurity in a Fragmented Market?
•Maximising PayTV Investment

The Business of CDNs and Data Centres

• Content delivery strategies for telecom operators: Why partnerships with global CDN make sense?
• Strategies for monetising Telco CDNs
• Benefits for partnering with regional vs. global CDNs

The Role of Advertising Agencies in the Connected Media Space

•How to Benefit from Ad-Funded TV Business Models
•New Revenue Streams for Advertisers in the Converged Connected Environment

Wednesday 6th November

Best Practise OTT & IPTV Projects

• Setting Strategic Online Direction for Traditional Content Providers
• Monetising content with the assistance of new technology
• Creating and Improving Network Architecture Cost Effectively to Enable HD Quality TV via the IP Network
• Successful Delivery of TV and Movies on the Go

Multi-screen services becoming part of the Digital Home

• Facilitating Connected Lifestyles by Using the Power of 4G/LTE Network
• Outlook of the Home of the Future
• Full network visibility to reduce customer churn and increase satisfaction

User Interface and Content Discovery

• Taking content discovery to the next level by offerring premium user interface
• The impact of social media on TV viewing habits: Defining Social TV
• Secure content: Shifting content across screens without infringing rights

Using Apps for On-Demand Video Services

• Taking advantage of the TV application revolution
• How will set top boxes compete against TV Sets?
• Finding the marketing strategy for your business:
• Advertisements, subscription, VoD

Interested in speaking?

Kamelija Stefanova
Research Manager
T: +44 (0) 20 7017 5079

A really invaluable experience!

Philip Luff, VP Emerging Business, Discovery
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