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A detailed update of Libya's TV market, encompassing free-to-air and pay TV across all TV technologies, plus next-generation TV initiatives and OTT video. Includes digital terrestrial TV developments, revenue, market shares, programming, and advertising.


  • Libyan television channels have restarted broadcasting after disappearing in the chaos and political turmoil that followed the overthrow of the previous leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. More recently, specialized channels – especially sports channels – have been launched. The ITU’s date for digital switchover (DSO) was mid-2015; however, the still-volatile political situation means the process has not yet started in Libya.
  • Ovum forecasts that Libya will have 968,000 TV households by the end of 2021. DTH will continue to dominate the pay-TV segment, mainly for the reception of pan-regional channels in the country. The growth of the pay-TV sector will continue to suffer from the success of free-to-air (FTA) DTH and from the ongoing impact of political unrest and uncertainty.
  • Efforts to address TV/video piracy can only succeed if they are spearheaded by the relevant Libyan authorities, and this can only take place if there is political stability in the country.

Features and Benefits

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of Libya's TV market.
  • Analyze the impact of piracy on Libya's TV market.

Key questions answered

  • What are the key market dynamics in Libya's TV industry?
  • How developed is the TV advertising industry in Libya?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Libya TV Update

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