23 Apr 2019 Ritz Carlton JBR, Dubai, UAE


Content owners seek 360-degree protection as consumption habits of pirated content in the MENA region evolve. Recent research shows that laptops remain the favoured device for consuming pirated video content for a whopping 33% of respondents in the GCC.

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Ritz Carlton JBR, Dubai, UAE 23 Apr 2019

Combating Content piracy

Content owners seek 360-degree protection as consumption habits of pirated content in the MENA region evolve. Recent research shows that laptops remain the favoured device for consuming pirated video content for a whopping 33% of respondents in the GCC.

As the regional industry suffers an estimated $500m loss each year, there is critical need for end-to-end piracy control measures ranging from effective watermarking technologies to enforcement of laws.

The 2019 MENA Anti-Piracy Conference hosted by BroadcastPro ME and SatellitePro ME brings together legal, technical, regulatory and community stakeholders to work towards a piracy-free environment for the MENA region.

Building on a successful inaugural edition in 2018, the second edition will be more ambitious in the scale of issues covered by a stellar panel of speakers representing international social media platforms, technology solutions providers, the legal fraternity and enforcement authorities, among others.

Innovate and Combat Piracy

Learn about the latest threats to content and protecting IP during production and pre-release to keep your revenue in-house. Learn about new remedies post-release. Discover new and advanced technologies. Monetise the impact of regulations and case law and revamp your internal compliance programme.

Fight Piracy In MENA

Draw first-hand lessons from crackdowns by government teams in partnership with broadcasters and the MENA Anti-piracy Coalition, that have resulted in hefty fines and deportation orders. Understand the challenges in monitoring the use of illegal cable networks and hybrid decoders and keep pace with the savvy pirate.

Educate the Consumer

Piracy is not a victimless crime. With research showing that 59% of viewers in Egypt and 53% in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) admitting to watching pirated video, consumer attitudes across the region is troubling. Learn how the industry and regulators are innovating to educate the consumer on the menace of piracy.

Key themes and topics that will be discussed

23 Apr 2019 - Ritz Carlton JBR, Dubai, UAE
  • The cost and impact of piracy on pay-TV, OTT platforms and content rights holders

  • Live sports and piracy: The value of disruption

  • Understanding and combating digital piracy

  • Advertising and piracy: Disrupting the eco-system for pirates

  • The key causes of piracy in the MENA region including the diverse audience demographic

  • Enforcement and legal experts weigh in on the challenges and opportunities

  • Anti-piracy initiatives undertaken by satellite operators, telcos and other providers

  • Technology solutions to ensure 360-degree protection

  • MENA success stories including initiatives towards educating viewers and curtailing pirates

2018 Speakers

The panel speakers for the BroadcastPro ME Anti-Piracy conference are among the leading technology experts, legal minds and thought leaders working to combat piracy. From identifying and targeting potential piracy threats using regulation in conjunction with risk mitigation tactics to tackle piracy head-on, our speakers are the most authoritative and knowledgeable on this sensitive issue of piracy.

Our indepth presentations and debates will help you monitor and detect illegal streams of your content and sketch the necessary multi-pronged approach, technical, legal and social, that is needed to combat the piracy menace.

Chief Executive Officer, OSN

Martin Stewart

Partner, Head of Intellectual Property, Al Taminim & Co.

Omar Obeidat

Chief Executive Officer, MBC Group

Sam Barnett

Chief Executive Officer, Zee Network

Mukund Cairae

Senior Legal Counsel, OSN

Aditya Verma

Director of Content at Diwan Videos

Waleed Mahboub

Crisis Communications Associate Director (Middle East & Africa)

Eric MacInnes

Chief Technology Officer at Verimatrix

Petr Peterka

CTO at Rotana Media Group

Dr. Naser Rafaat

CEO & Co-Founder of STARZ PLAY

Maaz Sheikh

Head of Media Sales EMEA at Ericsson

Alex Borland

Principal at A.T. Kearney Middle East

Christophe Firth

Chairman of The Federation of Copyright Theft (FACT) and Group Director for Security at Sky

Michael J Barley


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Sponsors & Partners

Sponsors & Partners


Endorsed by
MBC Group
Media Partner
BroadcastPro ME
Media Partner
SatellitePro ME
Organised by
CPI Trade Media


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Anti-Piracy Conference

23 Apr 2019
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Venue Address

Ritz Carlton JBR
Dubai, UAE


+971 4 375 5470


Dubai Studio City
Office 207 – 209, Building 3
Dubai, UAE



Editorial Director

Vijaya Cherian
+971 4 375 5472


Raz Islam
+971 4 375 5473

Sandip Virk
+44 773 444 2526


Sheena Sapsford
+971 4 375 5498


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