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Key Sessions

Alptug Copuroglu

Keynote address: BluTV: How to leverage Turkish Content in Competition with Global OTT Giants


Oct 31
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09:20 - 09:50 30 mins
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10:00 - 10:30 30 mins
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Keynote address: BluTV: How to leverage Turkish Content in Competition with Global OTT Giants
  • Alptug Copuroglu - CFO/Head of Business Development, BluTV
  • Strategies that resulted in BluTV’s dominance in Turkey
  • Strategies for leveraging Turkish dramas in Europe, MENA and the Americas
  • How to become a relevant partner for local players
10:30 - 10:50 20 mins
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Ramadan in MENA: Challenges and Opportunities for Content Distributors
  • Speaker Rory McVicar - Global Product Lead for CDN & Vyvx, Level 3 Communications
  • Using data from Level 3 CDN to investigate some of the trends in consumption
  • How can flexible infrastructures help manage the problem of scale
  • What's next for the region? Trends and observations from a network perspective
10:50 - 11:50 60 mins
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Speed Networking and Opportunity to Visit Exhibition
11:50 - 12:15 25 mins
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The relationship between content and customer engagement
  • Charles Dawes - Senior Director International Marketing, TIVO
  • Big data in exploring consumer preferences for traditional and premium content in MENA
  • The personalised content on demand revolution, how is this effecting the market?
  • What are the viewing trends in different areas of MENA?
12:15 - 12:55 40 mins
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Technology Forum: Exploring the Latest Innovations in Connected Media and Entertainment
  • Moderator Constantinos Papavassilopoulos - Principal Research Analyst, IHS Markit
  • Thair Soukar - Head of Digital Strategy, SKY News Arabia
  • Matthew Album - Director Business Development- SP Video, Cisco
  • Wael Ali - Head of DVB Systems, Almajd TV Network
  • How are hybrid video services changing the landscape of the media market in North Africa and the Middle East?
  • With the penetration of Cloud, 4K/ High dynamic range TV and ultra HD in MENA, how are companies adapting to absorb these technologies into their strategies?
  • What future innovations could help the industry capitalise on new revenue streams?
13:00 - 14:00 60 mins
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Lunch and Opportunity to Visit Exhibition
14:10 - 14:40 30 mins
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Capitalising on Expat and Migrant Content to Optimise Revenues
  • Moderator Constantinos Papavassilopoulos - Principal Research Analyst, IHS Markit
  • Ali Ajouz - Managing Partner, Sawa Media
  • For which communities, could a premium service be most viable?
  • Which features should OTT and telcos be looking to provide to draw these communities in?
  • Billing services: Daily vs monthly subscription options
14:40 - 15:10 30 mins
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Using Microservices to take your MENA TV Operations to the cloud
  • Clive Malcher - VP Market Development, Piksel Inc
  • The principles of a microservices-based architecture
  • All clouds are not equal: The benefits of microservices to your business
  • Breaking down barriers to adoption and how organisations must change
  • What to consider when planning your migration to a microservices television cloud
15:10 - 15:40 30 mins
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An effective IPTV Framework: An Iranian Case Study
  • Hossein Tehrani - CEO, Baran Telecom

Exploring regulations and infrastructure on a macro level

Market analysis: Challenges and solutions

Trends and fact about operating in Iran

15:40 - 16:40 60 mins
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