France at CABSAT 2021 to present the future of video platforms and digital interactions

French pavilion is organised by Business France in partnership with the National Centre for Cinema and the Moving Image

France at CABSAT 2021 to present the future of video platforms and digital interactions

United Arab Emirates - From 26 to 28 October 2021, 13 French companies will be exhibiting at CABSAT, on the French pavilion organised by Business France in partnership with the National Centre for Cinema and the Moving Image (CNC), French entity in charge of supporting, regulating, promoting and distributing French movies, while protecting film heritage. 

As a well-established and recognized business platform in the digital media industry that attracts producers, software developers, integrators and TV channels from the Middle East and around the world, CABSAT will host a French pavilion dedicated to new uses in the sectors of recording and broadcasting equipment, UHD/4K, IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) and TV on mobile as well as content creation, management and distribution technologies.

Innovation will be at the forefront of the solutions provided by French companies: while offering cutting-edge technologies to meet the new expectations of professionals, SPARKUP will present a platform that allows companies to create immersive and interactive events by engaging corporate audiences in real time and bringing exposure to its remote audience. VIDMIZER will display to middle eastern visitors a SaaS (Softer as a Service) All-In-One platform for managing & customising video content from post-production to broadcast on each type of screen. Thanks to cloud technologies, real control of social media algorithms and a new generation player, VIDMIZER will present how to retake control of data. At all, 13 companies will demonstrate their ability to innovate at the show.

The Middle East is an important market for French digital media companies looking for business opportunities and partnerships with local players. Indeed, the media and entertainment market in the Middle East was valued at $35.11 billion in 2020. Expected to reach $69.83 billion by 2026, French specialists in the audiovisual, broadcast, filming and satellite industry have a significant expertise to highlight at the show. The IPTV pay-TV programmes sector, satellite, cable and OTTs, have increased during the healthcare crisis to $3.7 billion in France. It is even expected to grow by 16% herein 2025 (source: France OTT and Pay TV Market Report 2021)” commented Etienne Savin, Head of the Telecom/Broadcast Division, at Business France.

After the DTT implementation in France (Digital terrestrial television) in 2005 followed by HD broadcasting in 2008, the French broadcasting sector plans to implement its latest transformation in 2024 with the arrival of UHD (ultra-high definition) on all DTT channels for the Paris Olympics, a huge opportunity for the French audiovisual sector. In addition to it, since video users are now watching screens on other platforms than television, there’s a growing demand for solutions such as video-on-demand. As a matter of fact, this type of revenue (paid by service or subscription) increased by 151% in France last year. The broadcasting industry in France has then turned upside down with the arrival of the over-the-top service (OTT), as evidenced by the type of companies represented on the French pavilion at CABSAT tradeshow.

Stands to Watch

WATAAA TV: the French company Fighting Spirit launched WATAAA TV in February 2020 in the UAE, a premium combat channel broadcasting all types and forms of fighting, from live world championships events to combat movies. WATAAA TV’s unique offering provides 100 LIVE shows per year including 500 hours of fight content.

Wataaa TV is a dynamic mix of MMA, kickboxing, boxing, wresting shows 7/7 24/24. Ready to conquer the world of the fight TV arena, this new channel partners with Etisalat, one of the world's leading telecom groups in emerging markets headquartered in Abu Dhabi to enter the competitive TV landscape of the Middle East.

WinMedia: For 25 years, WinMedia has been providing reliable, scalable and full-featured automation solutions to its customers all over the world. Winmedia has also developed software solutions that streamline workflow and add significant value to your business.

Nowadays, booking, revenue management and billing,are  crucial to - business operations. For this reason, WinMedia is presenting  its new product : WinSales 2.0.. In today’s challenging environment, WinMedia offers a solution that will help to drive organization to be more efficient and effective while enabling an easily add new revenue streams, thanks to its automation Radio & TV software.

EasyBroadcast: Founded in 2016, EasyBroadcast is generating continuous growth by expanding its range of products and services. It will be exhibiting at the French Tech pavilion at CABSAT, where it will introduce several new OTT analytics and broadcasting solutions for delivering better quality content to more people and more devices.

The full catalogue of exhibitors is available here: 

Dubai World Trade Centre – October 26-28, 2021- Hall 2, Stands F2-20 to F2-38


About Business France: 

Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE international internship program. 

About Choose France :

Choose France is a registered trademark of the French government that promotes the economic attractiveness of France internationally.

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Etienne Savin – Head of the Telecom/Broadcast Division Business France
Miryem Oukas - Head of communications, Business France Middle East 

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