Countdown to CABSAT 2024: TechAfrica News Pre-Event Insights

TechAfrica News is excited to provide pre-event coverage and live updates from CABSAT 2024, highlighting the importance of collaboration, networking, and innovation in the media, broadcast, and satellite industries.

TechAfrica News is thrilled to be at the forefront of the media, broadcast, and satellite industries once again as an official media partner of CABSAT 2024. Our team is on-site to cover the event and bring the latest news and developments to our audience. CABSAT 2024, the premier event in the MEASA region for the media, broadcast, and satellite industries, is set to take place from May 21 to 23 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, co-located with Integrate Middle East. This year marks the 30th anniversary of CABSAT, celebrating three decades of innovation and collaboration in the industry.

Over 18,000 visitors are expected to attend, showcasing 450+ exhibiting companies and over 700 exhibiting brands from more than 120 countries. The event will feature 150+ speakers, offering a comprehensive overview of the latest trends and innovations in the industry.

CABSAT is the only dedicated event attracting over 18,000 industry professionals and media markets in the MEASA region. Attendees include engineers, system integrators, broadcasters within digital content, broadcast and satellite, as well as content buyers, sellers, producers, and distributors. The event provides a unique and vital opportunity for these professionals to collaborate, network, and forge strategic partnerships. By bringing together diverse stakeholders from across the media and satellite ecosystem, CABSAT fosters an environment ripe for innovation and the exchange of cutting-edge ideas. This collaboration is essential for driving the industry forward, enabling companies to stay ahead of technological advancements and market trends.

TechAfrica News Coverage

As a media partner, TechAfrica News is on the ground, bringing our readers exclusive insights and updates directly from the show floor. We are committed to providing comprehensive coverage of the event, highlighting key sessions, topics, and exhibitor innovations.

CABSAT 2024 offers a unique opportunity to witness the convergence of technology and creativity in the media and satellite sectors. As a media partner, TechAfrica News is excited to bring our readers unparalleled access to the trends and breakthroughs that will shape the future of our industry.

Akim Benamara, Founder & Chief Editor, TechAfrica News

Topics and Sessions


CABSAT 2024’s Content Congress, themed “Shaping the Media Narrative: Where Insights Ignite Change,” is designed to address the evolving dynamics of the media landscape, focusing particularly on television and video.

The congress aims to equip attendees with insights into future trends and developments, fostering an environment where media leaders and exhibitors can network and exchange ideas. Topics will include:

  • The necessity of tech adoption for production companies’ survival
  • Mastering podcast production
  • Strategies to thrive in the streaming wars
  • Expanding audience and monetization on digital platforms
  • The rapid growth of gaming in MENA
  • Strategies for securing content funding
  • The impact of virtual production
  • The evolving role of IP monetization on social media disrupting traditional media


The SATExpo Summit, under the theme “Spearheading Sustainable Space Exploitation,” will serve as a cornerstone event at CABSAT 2024, focusing on the sustainable development of space technologies.

For over a decade, the Summit has been at the forefront of fostering innovation within the satellite and space community, establishing itself as a crucial platform for initiating meaningful discussions that lead to actionable and strategic partnerships. Key discussion areas include:

  • Commercial and Enterprise Connectivity Services
  • Government and Military Services
  • Ground Systems and Hardware
  • Launch and Manufacturing Services
  • Space Data usage such as imagery and tracking
  • Software developments in areas like cybersecurity and cloud technologies

SATEXPO Sessions

May 21, 2024

  • 11:40 – 12:00: Presentation on Emerging Satellite Technologies by John Yates, CEO, Atheras Analytics, UK
  • 12:05 – 12:25: Fireside Chat on Hybrid Satellite and Cellular Connectivity with Jassem Nasser, Chief Business Development Officer, Thuraya
  • 12:30 – 12:50: Presentation on Virtual Ground Systems in the Cloud by Mark Lambert, President, Kratos Communications Ltd., USA
  • 12:55 – 13:15: Fireside Chat on Low Latency Satellite Networks by Joe Apa, VP of Sales, EMEA, Rivada Space Networks, USA
  • 13:50 – 14:10: Fireside Chat on Multi-Orbit Satellite Systems by Vaibhav Magow, VP Asia Pacific Sales, Hughes Network Systems, USA
  • 14:15 – 14:35: Presentation on Innovations in Satellite Service Delivery by Floyd Turner, VP, Global Service Delivery Operations, Talia, UAE
  • 14:40 – 15:00: Fireside Chat on Ground Station Evolution by Alexander Jeuck, President and CEO, ICT & SpaceTech Pathfinder LVC, Liechtenstein
  • 15:05 – 15:25: Presentation on High-Performance Satellite Connectivity by Alvaro Sanchez, CEO, Integrasys, Spain
  • 15:25 – 15:45: Presentation on Satellite IoT by Majdi Atout, Senior Consultant, IoT Program, APPLIOT, UAE

May 22, 2024

  • 11:40 – 12:00: Fireside Chat on Expanding Digital Access with Anshu Vij, COO & CFO, YahClick, UAE
  • 12:05 – 12:25: Presentation on NGSO Ground Segment Solutions by Jan Stoop, VP Business Development, Comtech, Canada
  • 12:30 – 12:50: Presentation on Advances in Antenna Registration by Joakim Espeland, CEO, QuadSat, Denmark
  • 12:55 – 13:15: Fireside Chat on Phased Array Antennas with Dr. Leslie Klein, President and CEO, C-COM Satellite Systems Inc., Canada
  • 13:20 – 13:40: Spotlight Session on 5G and 6G Spectrum Management by Salman Babazade, VP Sales SADC, East and Central Africa, Azercosmos, Azerbaijan
  • 13:40 – 14:00: Spotlight Session on Tomorrow’s Connectivity by Ramsey Khanfour, CCO, ABS (Agility Beyond Space), UAE
  • 14:40 – 15:00: Presentation on Enhancing Mission-Critical Communications by David Provencher, VP Business Development, AvL Technologies, USA
  • 15:05 – 15:25: Presentation on The AI-Driven Space Race by Elizebeth Varghese, Principal/Partner – Space Economy Acceleration Leader, Deloitte Consulting, USA

Exhibitor Spotlight

This year, CABSAT features a significant number of new exhibitors, including the Chinese, French, and German pavilions showcasing a diverse range of media technology manufacturers. TechAfrica News is committed to providing in-depth coverage of these exhibitors and their groundbreaking technologies.


Intelsat’s dedicated worldwide workforce is committed to delivering reliable and secure satellite-based communication solutions to a diverse clientele, including government entities, NGOs, and commercial enterprises, all through the company’s cutting-edge global network and managed services. By spanning the digital gap and operating one of the largest and most sophisticated satellite fleets and connectivity infrastructures globally, Intelsat empowers individuals and their devices to communicate across vast oceans, connect across continents, and communicate through the skies. For over six decades since its establishment, the company has remained synonymous with pioneering achievements in the satellite industry, consistently serving its customers and contributing to the well-being of the planet.


ST Engineering iDirect

ST Engineering iDirect is a leading provider of satellite-based communication solutions, delivering advanced technology to empower seamless connectivity across the globe. Specializing in satellite ground infrastructure, iDirect’s innovative solutions play a pivotal role in enabling secure and reliable communication for a wide range of applications, including enterprise, military, and government sectors. With a focus on pushing the boundaries of satellite communications, ST Engineering iDirect is at the forefront of shaping the future of connectivity in a rapidly evolving digital landscape.

LinkedIn: ST Engineering iDirect LinkedIn


Yahsat is a leading global satellite operator, dedicated to delivering innovative and secure satellite-based communication solutions to a wide array of clients, including government agencies, NGOs, and commercial enterprises. With a robust and advanced satellite fleet and connectivity infrastructure, Yahsat ensures seamless communication across continents and oceans, providing critical services that bridge the digital divide. Since its establishment, Yahsat has been at the forefront of the satellite industry, consistently offering exceptional service to its customers and contributing significantly to the progress and prosperity of communities worldwide. Yahsat’s commitment to excellence and innovation drives its mission to connect the unconnected and support global communication needs.

LinkedIn: Yahsat


Ateme is dedicated to providing innovative video delivery solutions to a wide range of clients, including broadcasters, content providers, and service operators, through its cutting-edge video compression, delivery, and streaming technologies. Known for its high-quality video processing and distribution capabilities, Ateme enables seamless and efficient content delivery across various platforms and devices, ensuring superior viewing experiences for audiences worldwide. By continually advancing its technology and expanding its global footprint, Ateme plays a pivotal role in the media and entertainment industry, supporting the evolution of video standards and contributing to the industry’s growth and innovation.

LinkedIn: Ateme


EasyBroadcast is committed to providing innovative end-to-end video streaming solutions to a diverse clientele, including broadcasters, OTT platforms, and enterprises, using its patented viewer-assisted distribution technology. By leveraging the power of viewers’ devices to enhance content delivery, EasyBroadcast ensures efficient and scalable video streaming with reduced infrastructure costs. This unique approach improves the quality of experience for end-users, providing reliable and seamless access to video content across various devices and networks. EasyBroadcast continues to drive innovation in the video streaming industry, offering tailored solutions that meet the evolving needs of its clients and contributing to the advancement of digital media distribution.

LinkedIn: EasyBroadcast


Es’hailSat Qatar Satellite Company is dedicated to providing high-quality satellite communication services to a broad spectrum of clients, including broadcasters, government agencies, and enterprises, utilizing its state-of-the-art satellite fleet. By offering reliable and secure satellite-based solutions, Es’hailSat supports a wide range of applications such as television broadcasting, telecommunication, and broadband services. Committed to enhancing connectivity and communication across the Middle East and North Africa, Es’hailSat plays a crucial role in the region’s digital transformation and economic development. With a focus on innovation and customer satisfaction, Es’hailSat continues to expand its capabilities and global presence, delivering exceptional service and contributing to the advancement of satellite technology.

LinkedIn: Es’hailSat


Conviva is dedicated to providing real-time insights and analytics for streaming media to a diverse range of clients, including broadcasters, OTT platforms, and content publishers. Through its cutting-edge streaming analytics platform, Conviva enables companies to optimize their video delivery, enhance viewer experiences, and drive engagement and monetization. By leveraging advanced data collection and analysis, Conviva offers comprehensive visibility into every aspect of the streaming ecosystem, from viewer behavior to network performance. Committed to innovation and customer success, Conviva continues to lead the industry in streaming intelligence, empowering its clients to make data-driven decisions that improve their service quality and operational efficiency.

LinkedIn: Conviva


Broadpeak is dedicated to providing cutting-edge content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming solutions to a wide array of clients, including cable, IPTV, OTT service providers, and broadcasters. Leveraging its innovative technologies, Broadpeak enables the efficient delivery of high-quality video content to millions of viewers worldwide, ensuring exceptional viewing experiences across various devices and networks. By continuously advancing its solutions and expanding its global presence, Broadpeak supports the dynamic needs of the video streaming industry, driving the evolution of video delivery standards and enhancing operational efficiency. Committed to innovation and customer satisfaction, Broadpeak plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of video streaming and content delivery.

LinkedIn: Broadpeak

Stay Tuned!

TechAfrica News is honored to be a media partner for CABSAT 2024, bringing our audience the latest news, insights, and innovations from the event. Stay tuned for our comprehensive coverage of this landmark event in the media, broadcast, and satellite industries.

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