Monday 15th January 2018

Welcome reception from 7.30pm

Dubai, UAE

The Digital Studio Awards 2018

The Digital Studio Awards are a showcase of industry excellence for the TV, film and broadcast production sectors in the Middle East. The great and the good of the industry are brought together at the Digital Studio Awards, with more than 300 senior figures from the region’s studios, broadcasters, pre, production and post-production facilities gathering to witness the winners in hotly contested categories.

Held on the second evening of CABSAT – the Middle East’s largest broadcast and satellite trade show – the Digital Studio Awards are well established as the defining awards programme in the region and Monday 15th January 2018 will see the 14th instalment of the awards acknowledging the best industry achievements that the Middle East has to offer.

With attendees regularly including industry leaders, local celebrities and even Academy Award winners, the Digital Studio Awards are a perfect platform to kick start the awards season for broadcast and production professionals working in the Middle East.



Countdown to Event



For a full report on the Digital Studio Awards 2016 and the winners on the night, please click here.

To view the picture gallery of the winners from 2016, please click here.

To view a picture gallery from the awards evening, please click here.


The winners of the Digital Studio Awards 2016 were: 

Best Content Capture - Image Nation Abu Dhabi for Zinzana

Best Live Action Capture - Emirates and Dubai Film Production

Best Special Effects / CGI - Real Image TV Production for its Ministry of Culture – Beach & Desert UAE Army TVC

Best Use of Animation - Cartoon Network Studios Arabia for Mansour Season 2, produced in partnership with Creative Generation and Two Four 54.

Best Editing Award – Image Nation Abu Dhabi for Zinzana.

Outstanding Sound Capture - Mile Studios for ‘A Passage of Courage’

Excellence in Post Production - Filmmaster and Nestle Middle East, for the Ikigai Campaign

Studio of the Year - Dubai Studio City for Dubai Sound Stage

Outstanding Achievement in Workflow - OSN – Rugby World Cup coverage

Best Technical Installation Award - Al Jazeera Media Network

Content Delivery Platform of the Year - Etisalat

Satellite Services Innovation of the Year - du Broadcast Services

Best Technology Innovation Award - Panasonic for its VariCam 35

Best Service Innovation – Integracast MENA for ChloroFILM

Up & Coming Filmmaker of the Year – Majid Al Ansari

Broadcast Executive of the Year – Sanjay Raina, general manager of Fox International Channels MENA and Pakistan

Contact Details

For sponsorship enquiries, please contact:

Napoleon Estampador
Group Sales Manager
Telephone: +971 4 444 3283
Mobile: +971 50 788 4408
Email: napoleon.estampador@itp.com

For nomination enquiries, please contact:

Roger Field
Group Editor, Digital Studio
Direct: +971 4 444 3419
Email: roger.field@itp.com

For table bookings and other enquiries, please contact:

Teri Dunstan
Table Sales Executive
Direct: +971 4 444 3227
Email: teri.dunstan@itp.com

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