Nextv Series MENA

Speakers 2023

Dr. Naser Refaat

Chief Technology Officer

Rotana Media Group

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Adil Memon

Executive Vice President for Content & Marketing

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Jamie Angus


Al Arabiya

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Peter Van Dam


SPL Media House

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Fiona Robertson

General Counsel


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Eyad Al Dwaik

Director of Engineering


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Mark Mulready

VP of Cyber Services


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Moon Baz

Creator Partnerships Lead Middle East, Africa and Turkey


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Samer Shoueiry



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Sarah Btaddini

Content Director


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Ahmad Al-Shagra

Chief Platform Officer


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Hussein Fakhri

Chief Commercial Officer & Executive Producer

Katara Studios

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Heba Korayem

Content Market Consultant


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Gavin Parker

Head of Growth

WSC Sport

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Anurag Dahiya

Chief Commercial Officer

International Cricket Council

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Aarti Dabas

Chief Media Officer

Formula E

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Carlo Nohra


Saudi Pro League

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Ghassan Saad

Senior Consultant – New Business & Innovation


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Nesma Khalifa

Content Strategist and Business Development Manager

SAWA Entertainment Group

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Alessandro Masaro

Chief Strategy Officer


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Medhat Karam


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Sami Matri

Country Leader MENA


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Cecilio Chidiac

Head of Strategy and Business Planning for evision

e& life

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Ishan Singh



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Ishan Singh

Director - Engagement and Retention


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Khulud Abuhomos

Vice President of Content

STC TV & Jawwy TV

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Vikram Tanna


Eros Now I Mzaalo

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Dr. Hoda Daou


Annalect MENA

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Manish Kapoor

EVP Broadcast and Technology for EMEA & APAC

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited

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Abdul Rehman Hussain

Head of Product e& life


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Key topics 2024

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Our Research Highlights

Arabic films and series on the rise: will it last in the long run?

With the intensification of streaming consumption and direct involvement of US giants, a fierce battle has grown across the Middle East and North Africa to capture local viewership. In this fight, studios and platforms must extend their efforts to craft the most competitive and compelling offer. To what extent are they betting on local stories, talents and productions? Investing locally can be risky as it involves substantial expenses and efforts to nurture an emerging industry. Which streaming service really champions local creation? Are the rewards really worth the costs?

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CTV advertising in MENA: how regional actors are building future-proof ad offers

This December (2023), the first CTV Ad Days event in MENA took place in Dubai, covering the potential of streaming and TV advertising in Arabic markets. 2023 was marked by a peaking interest in premium video ad propositions in the region, with regional streamers successively launching new inventories and brands increasingly turning towards CTV as a new medium to reach consumers on the big screen while enriching their marketing models with a whole new set of data points. But to better understand these new opportunities, it’s important to understand the specific challenges that the MENA ad industry is facing.

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