Arab world's satellite subscribers to reach 19 million in 2017

Thursday, February 27th, 2014 
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By end of 2017, Arab Advisors Group projects the Arab World’s Satellite Pay TV subscriptions to increase to 19 million with total market revenues reaching US$ 2.5 billion.

As of February 2014, five Satellite Pay TV providers targeted the Arab World. In a new report, the Arab Advisors Group provides a detailed analysis and projections of the satellite Pay TV market in the Arab World.

A new report from Arab Advisors Group analyzes the Pay TV market in the Arab World. The report covers the five satellite Pay TV providers that target the Arab World: OSN, beIN Sports (formerly known as Al-Jazeera Sports), Abu Dhabi Sports, Al-Majd and MyHD. The Arab Advisors Group provides a detailed comparison and projections of the major KPI’s for the main satellite Pay TV providers that broadcast in the region.

A new report “Satellite Pay TV in the Arab World: KPIs and Projections” was released to the Arab Advisors Group’s Media Strategic Research Service subscribers on February 18, 2014. This report can be purchased from the Arab Advisors Group for only US$ 1,500. The 25-page report, which has 11 detailed exhibits, provides a comprehensive analysis and projections of the Pay TV market channels in the Arab World.

In the report, Arab Advisors Group compared the main KPIs of the five Pay TV providers in the Arab World; OSN, beIN Sports, Abu Dhabi Sports, Al-Majd AND MYHD. With the entrance of MyHD in 2013, the number of Pay TV providers in the Arab World totaled five. The Arab Pay TV market still contains the ability of growth and can accommodate other players.

“The Arab Advisors Group expects the Pay TV market to continue to have a steady paced growth for the years 2014 – 2017. The Arab Advisors Group projects Pay TV’s total market subscribers’ base to grow at a CAGR of 12% between the years 2013 and 2017, totaling 18.8 million subscribers by end of 2017. We estimate total market revenues to grow at a CAGR of 11% for years (2013 – 2017) totaling US$ 2.5 billion” Ms. Mai Al-Zeir, Arab Advisors’ Senior Research Analyst wrote in the report.