Saturday 23 February 2019

Martin Gaiss

Talia, Arabsat sign multi-year deal at Cabsat

DUBAI, January 17, 2018

Talia, a top provider of satellite Internet broadband and Arabsat, a communications satellite operator, have signed a multi-year agreement through which Talia will offer high-quality IP VSAT services in Ka band to Iraq and Afghanistan.

The deal was signed at Cabsat 2018, a top media event, that concluded in Dubai, UAE yesterday (January 16).

Another leading industry player, Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat) announced the broadening of its satellite and media solutions with the addition of IP-based delivery solutions and Over-The-Top (OTT) service at Cabsat.

In addition to providing a key platform for networking and partnership opportunities, Cabsat also allows satellite industry experts to bring new innovative solutions to the region.

Broadcasting company Rohde& Schwarz brought four new solutions to the Middle East: R&S VENICE channel playout, a new approach to live ingest, media processing and channel playout;  R&S AVHE100 encoding and multiplexing solution with OTT features that can efficiently generate streaming formats in parallel with broadcast multiplexes on a single platform; a solution for live contribution over public Internet, RelayCaster for live contribution over public internet services; and a monitoring and multiviewer solution with latest standards, R&S PRISMON that runs interoperable implementations of the latest drafts for SMPTE 2110, AMWA IS-04, Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby E codecs.

Content providers need to collaborate across borders and disciplines to create a stronger media and content infrastructure catering to changing global consumer habits, said Martin Gaiss, former SVP Global Content at 20th Century Fox during the opening session of the Cabsat Content Congress at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

“We know that content consumption will keep changing, and this region is no exception. This is why content providers need to create the wave of change instead of riding it. Everything is becoming more and more connected; this is why smart brands and entities will create a world around their consumer from the moment they enter in contact with their brand.”

“The Middle East is a vibrant region and there is definitely a general excitement about the content and broadcast industry here regardless of the current barriers. Industry professionals here have to reach across the aisle to make this region the powerhouse it really deserves to be,” added Gaiss.

Speaking about the role of Cabsat in impacting the broadcast and content industry trends, Gaiss said: “Given the constantly changing and ever-evolving global landscape, events like Cabsat play an accelerator role through offering the right platform not only to bring together professionals from all over the world, but also to give them the opportunity to hear different, challenging views and encourage them to embrace change that eventually leads to an overall evolution of the industry.”

Cabsat is the leading platform for the broadcast, production, content delivery, digital media, and satellite sectors across MEASA, fostering disruptive innovation, creation, distribution, and monetisation opportunities in the regional market. – TradeArabia News Service

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