Market Research Report
Middle East & North Africa Pay TV Forecasts
|Published by||Digital TV Research||Product code||423018|
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|Middle East & North Africa Pay TV Forecasts|
|Published: January 21, 2019||Content info:||
Pay TV revenues for 20 MENA countries fell by 11% between 2016 and 2018 to just under $3 billion. Given the hangover from the beIN ban and falling ARPUs, revenues in 2024 ($3.28 billion) will still be lower than in 2016 ($3.36 billion).
Five countries will contribute 78% of the region's pay TV revenues in 2024. Turkey and Israel together will supply nearly half the pay TV revenues in 2024.
Concentrating just on the 13 Arabic-speaking countries, pay TV revenues fell by 16% from $1,254 million in 2016 to $1,059 million in 2018. The total will recover to reach $1,432 million by 2024. Pay TV subscriptions fell by 9.5% between 2016 and 2018 to 3.40 million, but will progress to 5.23 million by 2024.
Simon Murray, Principal Analyst at Digital TV Research, said: “Pay TV in the MENA region has been hit by a Saudi-led ban on the sale of Qatar-backed beIN decoders and subscriptions since mid-2017.”
Published in January 2019, this 200-page PDF and excel report is our ninth edition. The report comes in three parts:
Forecasts for the following 20 countries and 50 platforms:
|Country||No of ops||Platform forecasts|
|Algeria||3||beIN; OSN; Algerie Telecom|
|Bahrain||3||beIN; OSN; Batelco|
|Egypt||3||beIN; OSN; Telecom Egypt|
|Israel||3||HOT; Yes; Bezeq|
|Jordan||3||beIN; OSN; Orange|
|Morocco||3||beIN; OSN; Maroc Telecom|
|Oman||3||beIN; OSN; Omantel|
|Qatar||3||beIN; OSN; Ooredoo|
|Saudi Arabia||4||beIN; OSN; Invision; Mobily|
|Turkey||5||Turksat; Turkcell; TTNet; Digiturk; D-Smart|
|UAE||4||beIN; OSN; Du; eLife|