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Digital TV Middle East & North Africa Forecasts

Digital TV Middle East & North Africa Forecasts

The number of pay TV homes in the Middle East and North Africa will double between 2010 and 2020 to 21.3 million, according to a new 208-page report from Digital TV Research. Turkey will account for 37% of the 2020 total.

According to the fourth edition of Digital TV Middle East & North Africa Forecasts, 18% of TV households legitimately paid for TV signals by end-2014. This proportion will climb to 24% by 2020. Qatar will record 72% pay TV penetration by 2020, with Israel (71%) also high. However, pay TV penetration will be below 10% of TV households in Algeria, Jordan, Morocco, Syria and Tunisia.

Legitimate pay TV revenues for the 20 countries covered in the report will grow by 75% between 2010 and 2020 to $5.63 billion. Turkey and Israel are expected to contribute 51% of the region’s pay TV revenues in 2020; down from 61% in 2014. 


Published in February 2015, this 208-page electronically-delivered report comes in two parts:

A 120-page PDF file providing punchy narrative and succinct analysis in the Executive Summary and a digital TV briefing for each of the 25 countries listed below.

The PDF file includes a new chapter on the main pay TV operators.

An excel workbook providing detailed forecasts from 2010 to 2020 for each of the 20 countries listed below as well as handy comparative tables for the region (please see next page for line-by-line detail of what is included in the forecasts for each country).

Afghanistan*
Algeria
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Egypt
Georgia
Iran*
Iraq*
Israel
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan*
Lebanon
Libya*
Morocco
Oman
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Syria
Tunisia
Turkey
United Arab Emirates
Uzbekistan

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