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In addition to its standard pan-regional Middle East and North Africa (MENA) pay-TV and FTA forecasts, Ovum has segmented 13 Arab markets into a separate deliverable, which also includes our latest OTT Video forecasts for eight Arab markets.


  • Ovum’s research shows that the Arab pay-TV market grew from 1.3 million households in 2005 to 2.9 million in 2015, more than doubling over the 10-year period.
  • Despite the expected launch of new pay-OTT services in the region, pay-TV will grow well over the five-year forecast period, reaching over 4 million households by the end of 2020.

Features and Benefits

  • Assesses 13 Arab pay-TV markets between 2005 and 2020.
  • Assesses 13 Arab FTA markets between 2005 and 2020.
  • Assesses eight Arab OTT video markets between 2015 and 2020.

Key questions answered

  • What TV technologies are driving the pay-TV and FTA market in the Arab world?
  • Which are the dominant pan-regional pay-TV operators?
  • How will OTT video services change the Arab world's TV market in the next five years?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Arab MENA: Pay-TV, FTA, and OTT Forecasts, 2005–20

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