Published in February 2017, this 184-page PDF and excel report combines two of last year’s reports: Digital TV Middle East & North Africa Forecasts and the relevant countries from Middle East & Africa Pay TV Operator Forecasts in one convenient place. The report comes in five parts:
• Executive summary and regional forecasts, with handy comparison tables to reveal the best growth prospects;
• Major pay TV operators, including market share for each;
• Regional forecasts summary from 2010 to 2022 by platform, by household penetration, by pay TV subscribers and by pay TV revenues;
• Country profiles for 25 territories;
• Detailed country forecasts for 20 countries.
Middle East and North Africa Pay TV Forecasts Description
Legitimate pay TV revenues will reach $4.12 billion for 20 countries in the Middle East and North Africa by 2022, up by 17% from $3.52 billion in 2016. Five countries will contribute more than three-quarters of the region’s pay TV revenues in 2022.
The number of pay TV homes will increase by nearly 5 million between 2015 and 2022 to 19.52 million. About 18.7% of TV households paid for TV signals by end-2016, which will climb to 22.2% by 2022.
Digiturk will remain the region’s pay TV operator leader in subscriber terms - by some distance. Second-placed beIN formally acquired Digiturk in September 2016.
beIN is forecast to have 1.67 million satellite TV subscribers by 2022 – ahead of OSN’s 1.50 million [so excluding subscribers to their channels on other platforms such as IPTV and cable]. beIN will overtake OSN in 2019.
However, OSN is the largest pay TV operator when measured in revenue terms. OSN’s packages are expensive even compared with the most developed countries.