Middle East & Africa SVOD subscriptions to climb fivefold

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016
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Share of Middle East & Africa SVOD subscribers by operator in 2021 - Netflix, ShowMax, iRoko, Starz Play, Icflix, Other
Source: Digital TV Research

Although there have been many launches in the last couple of years and more to come, the Middle East & Africa SVOD sector will still be very immature by 2021. Covering 28 countries in the Middle East & Africa SVOD Forecasts report, the region will have nearly 20 million paying SVOD subscribers by 2021, up from 3.7 million expected by end-2016.

Simon Murray, Principal Analyst at Digital TV Research, said: “Although the top five international players will enjoy rapid growth, they will account for less than half the region’s SVOD subscribers by 2021 – showing that, despite some signs of congestion already, there will still be room for new entrants.”

For more information on the Middle East and Africa SVOD Forecasts report, please contact: Simon Murray, simon@digitaltvresearch.com, Tel: +44 20 8248 5051