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UAE Digital TV Forecasts

UAE Digital TV Forecasts

Pay TV penetration will grow from 55.5% in 2015 to 61.7% by 2021. IPTV is the main pay TV platform – reaching 35.1% of homes by 2021 (up from 23.5% in 2015).

The seven emirates that form the United Arab Emirates have 1.80 million TV households (from a total of 1.85 million homes), with a large proportion occupied by foreign workers. About 37% of homes receive FTA satellite TV signals, and many own more than one satellite dish.


Published in January 2016 by Digital TV Research, the eight-page PDF and excel report comprises:
Seven-page Digital TV Briefing PDF;
One-page excel Digital TV Forecasts;
Six tables.
Households (000)
TV households (000)
Digital cable subs (000)
Analog cable subs (000)
Pay IPTV subscribers (000)
Pay digital satellite TV subs (000)
Digital free satellite TV homes (000)
Analog satellite TV households (000)
Analog terrestrial households (000)
Primary FTA DTT households (000)
Primary Pay DTT households (000)
Digital homes (000)
Analog homes (000)
Pay TV subscribers (000)
Total DTT homes (000)
Digital cable subs/TV HH
Analog cable subs/TV HH
Pay IPTV subs/TV HH
Pay satellite TV/TV HH
Digital free satellite TV/TV HH
Analog satellite TV/TV HH
Analog terrestrial/TVHH
Primary FTA DTT/TV HH
Primary pay DTT/TV HH
TVHH/HH
Digital/TV HH
Analog/TV HH
Pay TV Subs/TV HH
Total DTT/TVHH
Stand-alone digital cable subs (000)
Dual-play digital cable subs (000)
Triple-play digital cable subs (000)
Stand-alone pay IPTV subs (000)
Dual-play pay IPTV subs (000)
Triple-play pay IPTV subs (000)
Revenues (US$ million)
Stand-alone digital cable revs
Dual-play digital cable TV revenues
Triple-play digital cable TV revenues
Digital cable TV subs revenues
Digital cable TV on-demand revs
Digital cable TV revenues
Analog cable TV subs revs
Cable TV revenues
Stand-alone IPTV revenues
Dual-play IPTV revenues
Triple-play IPTV revenues
IPTV subscription revenues
IPTV on-demand revenues
IPTV revenues
Satellite TV subscription revenues
Satellite TV on-demand revenues
Satellite TV revenues
DTT subscription revs
DTT on-demand revenues
DTT revenues
Subscription revenues
On-demand revenues
Total revenues
Average Revenue Per User (ARPU - US$)
Stand-alone digital cable subs
Dual-play digital cable TV subs
Triple-play digital cable TV subs
Average digital cable (subs & VOD)
Analog cable TV subs
Stand-alone IPTV subs
Dual-play IPTV subs
Triple-play IPTV subs
Average IPTV (subs and VOD)
Pay satellite TV (subs)
Pay satellite TV (subs and PPV)
Pay DTT (subs)
Pay DTT (subs and PPV)
Average monthly ARPU
Source: digital TV research Ltd.

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