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The IP&TV Forum MEA 2010 offers free passes to African operators

The IP&TV Forum MEA 2010 is due on 2nd-3rd November 2010, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai. Its organiser, Informa is giving free passes to all African operators.
It is the only event addressing multiplatform TV services in MEA.
The forum is a unique opportunity to discover how to monetise TV services, meet the decision makers from the largest telcos, ISPs, cable & satellite operators in UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Bahrain & Qatar and to hear from the most successful case studies for Hybrid IPTV. The forum will also discuss how to create engaging content using the benefits of IP platforms.

IP&TV Forum Middle East & Africa is the highest growth event in the IP&TV World Series, with the exhibition growing 25% in the last 12 months and set up for further expansion. Perhaps this is unsurprising, as it mirrors the general huge expansion in infrastructure and increase in population in the ME region. This event also addresses the high growth markets of Africa, where North and southern Africa are particularly witnessing a growth in IPTV deployment.

Delivering content over the top is one of the fastest growing opportunities in TV. Content owners now have the option to extend their reach to deliver services direct to consumers. A special focus day will provide delegates with an in depth view of the drivers for success for OTT services and deliver a real understanding of how to take advantage of this opportunity in the Gulf marketplace.
Keynotes will report some of the strongest market successes from OTT service providers and allow delegates to learn from the market innovators.
The day long session details how content providers can immediately take advantage of the investments being made by Etisalat to monetize their investment via the Etisalat IPTV and OTT service offerings that are rolling out in the UAE as well as globally if a content provider so desires.
Additionally, content providers will learn how they can immediately deliver their content over three screens, or for any one of the screens across the gulf region: to the PC, to mobile, and to the traditional TV screen in the living room.
African players should attend.

Full details at:
http://www.iptv-mea.com/conference1/download_brochure

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