Pay-TV services in the Middle East and North Africa: Trends and Forecasts 2017-2022

  • ID: 4495813
  • Report
  • Region: Africa, Middle East, North Africa
  • 9 pages
  • Analysys Mason Group
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Strong Growth in IPTV will Challenge the Long-Established Dominance of Regional Satellite Broadcasters in the Middle East and North Africa

The traditional pay-TV market in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) will be worth USD4.2 billion by 2022. Competition in the region is strong; in saturated markets, over-the-top (OTT) partnerships may prove to be the key differentiator for traditional service bundles.

This report provides:

  • forecasts for the number of pay-TV households, services, spend and average spend per user (ASPU)
  • forecasts split by pay-TV platform: cable (analogue and digital), IPTV, pay DTT, satellite and OTT video delivered to the TV set
  • forecasts for four individual countries and the MENA region as a whole
  • an overview of the trends and drivers in the market
  • top-level overviews of the key countries in the region.

Key performance indicators

  • Total pay-TV services
  • Connections as a percentage of households
  • Spend
  • ASPU

All of the above split by the following access technologies:

  • cable (analogue and digital)
  • IPTV
  • pay DTT
  • satellite (DTH)
  • Over-the-top (OTT) video to the TV*

* A limited set of KPIs is available in this report for OTT video services to the TV. Additional KPIs will be available in the report OTT video in the Middle East and North Africa: trends and forecasts 2017-2022

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5. Regional forecasts and cross-country comparison
6. Middle East and North Africa: revenue growth will be strong in both traditional and OTT to the TV segments
7. Emerging Asia–Pacific: bundling and piracy are some of the key factors that affect growth in the region
8. Middle East and North Africa: strong growth in IPTV will challenge the long-established dominance of regional satellite broadcasters
9. Middle East and North Africa: the popularity of illegal streaming will be a barrier to OTT adoption
10. MENA: IPTV subscriber share will increase and paid-for, OTT-to-the-TV penetration will be significant in certain countries only
11. Individual country forecasts
12. Oman: all access technologies will make gains as price competition and OTT bundling stimulate take-up
13. Qatar: the traditional pay-TV market is highly penetrated, but appetite for OTT is high – partnerships become important
14. Saudi Arabia: IPTV will account for 30% of traditional pay-TV services by 2022 – basic services bundled free with broadband
15. UAE: IPTV-based bundles from Etisalat and du will continue to dominate the market
16. Forecast methodology and assumptions
17. Our spend forecasts focus on linear and on-demand content to the TV set
18. Our definition of ‘OTT-video-to-the-TV’ services
19. About the author

List of figures:
Figure 1: Pay-TV spend by service type and ASPU for traditional and OTT-to-the-TV-set services, Middle East and North Africa, 2013–2022
Figure 2: Pay-TV total spend and growth rates by service type, Middle East and North Africa, 2016–2022
Figure 3: Pay-TV connections and growth rates by type, Middle East and North Africa, 2016–2022
Figure 4: Selected factors that affect the take-up and value of pay-TV services in the Middle East and North Africa
Figure 5: Pay-TV connections and ASPU by access technology, Middle East and North Africa, 2013–2022
Figure 6: The number of traditional pay-TV connections as a percentage of the number of households, Middle East and North Africa countries, 2013–2022
Figure 7: The number of OTT to the TV set users as a percentage of the number of households, Middle East and North African countries, 2013–2022
Figure 8: Traditional pay-TV connections by technology and OTT video to the TV set users as a percentage of the number of households by country, MENA, 2022
Figure 9: Household penetration of pay TV by access technology, Oman, 2013–2022
Figure 10: Household penetration of pay TV by access technology, Qatar, 2014–2022
Figure 11: Household penetration of pay TV by access technology, Saudi Arabia, 2014–2022
Figure 12: Household penetration of pay TV by access technology, UAE, 2014–2022
Figure 13: Scope of our pay-TV spend forecasts
Figure 14: Definition of OTT video services to the TV

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  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
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