700 firms take part in Cabsat show
Dubai, March 4, 2010
More than 700 companies from across over 50 countries, are showcasing the latest products in the broadcasting, digital media and satellite market at a major show which opened in Dubai today.
Sheikh Hasher bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, director general, Dubai Department of Information, opened the three-day 16th edition of Cabsat Mena and the 2nd Satellite Mena exhibitions at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC).
The show is participated by 11 national pavilions.
With between 60 and 70 percent of homes throughout the Middle East having access to multi-channel TV, according to research by BuddeComm, and the satellite capacity leasing market growing at an annual rate of more than four percent, both shows encapsulate a growth market, especially in the Middle East and North Africa regions, said a statement.
“There is a great deal of international focus on the Middle East broadcasting, digital media and satellite industries as the region is one of the most buoyant in the world. We welcome a vast array of companies from all over to Dubai to create new business opportunities and explore new avenues of growth,” said Helal Saeed Almarri, CEO, Dubai World Trade Centre, the show organiser. –TradeArabia News Service