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A detailed update of the TV market across the Middle East and North Africa, encompassing FTA and pay-TV across all TV technologies (cable, satellite, IPTV, terrestrial, DTT), plus next-generation TV initiatives and OTT video.


  • Pay-TV subscriber numbers in MENA reached 10.5 million by end-2016 and Ovum forecasts the total will reach 13 million by end-2021.
  • Netflix, the OTT giant, launched in the region in January 2016 when, as part of a global launch, it added Arabic to the languages it supports.

Features and Benefits

  • Gain an insight into how the pay-TV and TV advertising sectors are faring in the MENA region.
  • Assesses the prospects for multiscreen/OTT initiatives in the MENA TV market.

Key questions answered

  • What type of churn does Ovum predict OSN has to undergo given that a competitive beIN is now hosting both sports and entertainment?
  • What is the outlook of pan-regional TV operators and what is the direction of content strategy in the region?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Middle East and North Africa TV Update

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