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Middle East and North Africa Pay TV Forecasts

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Middle East and North Africa Pay TV Forecasts
Published: January 18, 2021 Content info: 178 Pages

MENA pay TV revenues continue to fall

Pay TV revenues for the 20 countries in the Middle East and North Africa region fell by 14% between 2016 and 2020 to $2.74 billion. Revenues will continue to fall slowly - to $2.52 billion in 2026. The 2026 revenues will be 23% lower than 2016.

Simon Murray , Principal Analyst at Digital TV Research, said: "Five countries will contribute 78% of the region's pay TV revenues in 2026. Turkey and Israel together will supply nearly half of the total. There are few winners. Eight of the 20 countries will lose revenues between 2020 and 2026."

Turkish pay TV revenues will reach $752 million in 2026; 17% lower than the peak year of 2016. However, the number of pay TV subscribers will grow from 7.27 million in 2020 to 7.64 million in 2026.

Israel is experiencing cord-cutting. It will lose 28% of its pay TV subs between 2020 to 2026. We forecast that Israel's pay TV revenues will halve between 2016 and 2026. Beyond these figures, Israel's OTT sector will grow significantly.

For the 13 Arabic-speaking countries, pay TV revenues will remain at about $1 billion despite subscriber numbers increasing by 18% to 4 million.

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Published in January 2021, this 178-page PDF, PowerPoint and excel report is our tenth edition. The report comes in three parts:

  • Insight: Detailed country-by-country analysis in a 56-page PDF document.
  • Outlook: Forecasts for 20 countries in a 42-page PowerPoint document full of charts, graphs and bullet points;
  • Excel workbook covering each year from 2010 to 2026 for 20 countries by household penetration, by pay TV subscribers, by pay TV revenues and by major operator. As well as summary tables by country and by platform;

Forecasts for the following 20 countries and 49 platforms:

Country No of ops Platform forecasts
Algeria 3 beIN; OSN; Algerie Telecom
Armenia 0  
Azerbaijan 0  
Bahrain 3 beIN; OSN; Batelco
Egypt 3 beIN; OSN; Telecom Egypt
Georgia 2 Magtisat; Sliknet
Israel 2 HOT; Yes
Jordan 3 beIN; OSN; Orange
Kazakhstan 2 Alma; KT
Kuwait 2 beIN; OSN
Lebanon 2 beIN; OSN
Morocco 3 beIN; OSN; Maroc Telecom
Oman 3 beIN; OSN; Omantel
Qatar 3 beIN; OSN; Ooredoo
Saudi Arabia 4 beIN; OSN; Invision; Mobily
Syria 1 beIN
Tunisia 2 beIN; OSN
Turkey 5 Turksat; Turkcell; TTNet; Digiturk; D-Smart
UAE 4 beIN; OSN; Du; eLife
Uzbekistan 2 Uztelecom; Uzdigital
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