Arabic-speaking countries to add 13 million SVOD subscribers

Thursday, August 17th, 2023 
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Arabic SVOD subscriptions to boom

There will be 28 million SVOD subscriptions across 13 Arabic countries by 2029, up from 15 million in 2023. Netflix will still lead the market, but local players will provide a strong challenge.

SVOD subscribers in Arabic-speaking countries by platform - Netflix, Disney+, StarzPlay, Shahid VIP, OSN+, Amazon, Apple TV+, Others - 2029

Simon Murray, Principal Analyst at Digital TV Research, said: “As some of the US-based platforms lower their global rollout and local content commitments, the Arabic players will thrive.”

StarzPlay, Shahid VIP and OSN+ will account for 46% of the Arabic total subscriptions by 2029 – collectively adding 4.7 million subscribers from 2023.

Links: Digital TV Research