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The Digital Studio Awards return for a 12th year during CABSAT in March
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Now in its 12th year, the Digital Studio Industry Leadership Awards acknowledges the efforts of individuals, organisations and companies that have contributed to the growth of the broadcast and production industry in the region.

The 2016 awards will be held on the second night of CABSAT in March. The gala evening will play host to the region’s leading professionals in the broadcast, TV and film production and post-production industries as well as vendors, systems integrators, consultants and other high profile guests.

The Digital Studio Awards recognises and rewards those local, regional and international players that have gone above and beyond in terms of their industry contribution. The Digital Studio 2016 ceremony will include 16 categories covering the broadcast and production industries.

Nominations are now open online. For more information, as well as nomination criteria, and online nominations and bookings, visit the Digital Production ME website:

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Awards categories for the 2016 edition


Best Content Capture
Best Live Action Capture
Studio of the Year
Best Special Effects / CGI
Best Use of Animation


Excellence in postproduction
Best Editing Award
Outstanding Achievement in Workflow


Best Technical Installation Award
Content Delivery Platform of the Year
Satellite Services Innovation of the Year
Technology Innovation of the Year
Service Innovation of the Year
Up and Coming filmmaker of the Year


Broadcast executive of the year
Hall of Fame (no nominations)

(Nominations closed as of February 7)

Key facts

How long have the Digital Studio awards been running?

Launched in 2005, this is the 12th year of the Digital Studio awards.

When are the awards?

The Digital Studio awards will take place on Wednesday 9 March, 2016.

Where are the awards?

The Digital Studio awards will take place at a 5* hotel in Dubai, exact venue TBC.

How does the nomination process work?

The original deadline for nominations for the Digital Studio Awards was February 1 and this was extended to February 7 due to a particularly heavy response close to the original deadline. The judges will perform their task through the remainder of February.

What is the agenda/programme of the night?

7:15 – 7:30 pm: guest arrival
7:30 – 8:30 pm: networking
8:30 – 9:45 pm: awards ceremony
9:45 pm: gala dinner and networking
11:00 pm: guest departure
please note that the above timings are approximate and subject to change, slightly, on the night.

What is the dress code for the awards?

The dress code is business attire/national dress. Evening formals are optional.

I have been shortlisted for an award — do I need to book a ticket? How?

All attendees must book and pay for their tickets in order to attend the awards. Table bookings and individual seat bookings can be made online on the awards website.

How many people does a table seat and do I have to purchase a full table?

A full table seats 10 people. It is not necessary to purchase a full table, individual bookings are also accepted.

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