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A detailed update of Saudi Arabia'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.


  • A major diplomatic row with Qatar has the potential to seriously impact the TV business; beIN's subscriber base in Saudi Arabia and other countries, for example, is in jeopardy. Piracy has taken hold in the kingdom, with BeoutQ pirated set-top boxes being used widely during major sporting events such as the FIFA World Cup.
  • LTE mobile broadband will contribute to the growth of mobile video viewing. STC (in addition to Mobily) has already made significant moves in streaming content to mobile handsets. Ovum believes this will help reduce STC's mobile subscriber churn.
  • Ovum believes that IPTV and OTT will see only a slow rise in their subscriber numbers in the mid- to long-term. High DTH penetration will be maintained, although free DTH penetration will decrease as users migrate to pay DTH.

Features and Benefits

  • Understand pay-TV industry trends and future outlook.
  • Find out about developments in next-gen TV services.

Key questions answered

  • What drivers will feed the growth of Saudi Arabia's TV market in the next five years?
  • What is the share of the key market players?
  • What are the challenges and opportunities in Saudi Arabia's TV market?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Saudi Arabia TV Update

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