Maaz Sheikh


Starz Play

Emad Morcos

Senior Vice President, Media Partners & Digital


Montgomery Hong

Chief Transformation Officer

Zain KSA

Mohammed Burhan


CNBC Arabia

Phillip Luff

Managing Director, Scripps Networks UK & EMEA

Scripps Networks International

Amanda Turnbull

VP & Country Manager

Discovery Networks

Mukund Cairae

CEO, Middle East North Africa, Turkey & Pakistan

Zee Entertainment Enterprise LLC

Hanadi Ayoub

Vice President, Corporate Programmes


Fares Akkad

Head of Distribution and Digital Business Development


Tarek Mounir

General Manager MENA, Turkey, Greece and Cyprus

Turner Broadcasting System (TBS)

Karim Safieddine

Founder & CEO


Medea Nocentini

VP Corporate Development


Eewei Chen

Head of UX

Ooredoo Group

Thair Soukar

Head of Digital Strategy

Sky News Arabia

David Irvine



Olivier Dufour

Group Director of Digital

beIN Media Group

Samer Abdin

Co-Founder & CEO

Sanjay Raina

General Manager for the Middle East, North Africa & Pakistan

Fox International Channels

Emmanuel Belleville

Vice President Video Services


Robert Lakos

Chief Commercial Officer


Gareth Williams

Vice President of Commissioning, UK & EMEA

Scripps Networks International

Jad Joubran

Head of Distribution and Business Development

Rotana Media Group

Ghassan Saad

Director of Consumer Video Services

du Telecommunication Company

Mariam Zamaray

Chief Executive Officer

INSIGHT: The Ultra HD Factual Entertainment Channel



Returning in 2015 for the eighth edition, TV Connect MENA is the premier networking event for senior level executives across the connected entertainment industry spanning the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey.

Bringing expert insight from industry leaders from within the region and beyond, TV Connect MENA will enable broadcasters and service providers alike to develop a sustainable and scalable video strategy.

Across 2 days of focused presentations, interactive panels and other new formats designed to tackle the unique challenges of the region, we will address everything from expanding content offerings and monetising new pay TV and OTT services to optimising content delivery and overcoming piracy. 



Why Attend!

TV Connect MENA 2015 is the dedicated platform for business leaders across the connected entertainment ecosystem to develop optimum video strategy.

  • Meet and network with 350+ of the best and brightest executives from leading regional Telcos, Broadcasters, OTT providers and Content Owners
  • Gain pan-regional insights into the latest technologies being used to monetise the Middle East and North African TV market
  • Hear from content owners, aggregators and broadcasters as to how they’re wrapping and distributing new and exciting local content
  • Identify new, innovative models used to engage and monetise millennials in the dynamic MENA TV landscape
  • Adapt your business to exploit the OTT opportunity: Hear first-hand how regional and global OTT players are leading the charge




With total digital disruption entering every aspect of our business and lives, the exchange of knowledge and experience is imperative to successful digital transformation, and I have no doubt this conference will be invaluable in enriching our library of digital knowledge with great new ideas to further innovate in this space.  

Hanadi Ayoub, Vice President Corporate Programmes, du

TV Connect is the only conference that focuses on the new frontier of media and communication convergence. As such it is represents an important forum for the sharing of ideas, meeting new contacts, and keeping in touch with a fast evolving marketplace.  

Samer Abdin, Co-Founder & CEO, Istikana

Connected entertainment has grown from a niche technology to the most dynamic force in modern visual entertainment. And I believe 2015 will be the tipping point for Over-The-Top Video. The OTT ecosystem is maturing; and advertisers are following viewers to OTT platforms.    

Thair Soukar, Head of Digital Strategy, Sky News Arabia

TV Connect is the regional must-be crossroad for all digital entertainment experts and executives. A rare occasion to meet with the whole industry and share ideas.    

Olivier Dufour, Group Director of Digital, beIN Media Group

A really invaluable experience!

Philip Luff, VP Emerging Business, Discovery

Speaking Opportunities

Chris Read Tel: +44 (0) 207 551 9627

Sponsorship & Exhibition Enquiries

Barry Killengrey Tel: +971 (0) 4 407 2412

Marketing Enquiries

Vanessa Subron Tel: +44 (0) 207 017 4234