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MENA Broadcast Industry—Technology Trends

MENA Broadcast Industry—Technology Trends

The MENA broadcast market is undergoing transformation to suit the evolving social, political and economic trends. Adoption of HD/UHD, OTT video services, advanced transcoding, digitisation of workflow and adoption of IP for production are the major trends that are shaping the broadcast industry worldwide and also MENA to some extent. Though there are a number of challenges such as the fluctuation in oil price and weariness in terms of returns on investments, major broadcasters are investing in technological advancements along with the existing legacy set ups.

GCC countries are advanced in term of technology adoption followed by Levant and North Africa. Major broadcasters in GCC are investing in improving the workflow and making it suitable for multi-platform delivery. Technology providers are sensing green field opportunities in North Africa since their broadcast systems have just started to develop and broadcasters open to innovation.

The MENA technology trends market insight analyses the trends that are shaping the broadcast industry, factors affecting technology investments and regional trends on technology investments. The report also presents the broadcast technology index for all the countries in the MENA region.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings and Future Outlook
  • Market Overview
    • Evolution of Video Viewership
    • Factors Affecting Cord Cutting
    • Broadcasters can take Recourse to Technology
    • Approach of Technology Providers
    • Technology Investment Scenarios
  • Analysis of Factors Affecting Technology Investments
    • Key Social Trends
    • Gen Y
    • Connectivity-Networks and Devices
    • Impacts of Oil Price Fluctuation
      • Table Oil Exports as a percentage of total revenue by country, the MENA, 2014
    • Impact Of Oil Exports on GDP
    • Drivers and Challenges-The GCC
    • Drivers and Challenges-North Africa
  • Technology Trends
    • MENA Consumer Ready for HD
    • Adoption of HDTV
    • Evolution for Standards for Video Compression
    • Are the Networks Ready for High-quality OTT?
      • Table Total Broadcast Technology Market: Countries with 4K-enabled Networks, the MENA, 2015
    • Digital Transformation will Define Technology Investment
    • Monetization is Priority; Customer Experience is Next
    • Flexibility, Scalability are More Important than Ownership
    • Combating Piracy with Advanced Solutions
    • Audio in TV Broadcasting
    • Evolution of Audio Standards for IP Transmission
    • Enhanced Audio Broadcasting
  • Regional Trends for Technology Investment
    • Technology Investments in the Broadcast Industry
    • Status of Major Technology Trends
    • Status of Technology Investment in the GCC
    • Status of Technology Investments in Broadcast Activities
    • Status of Technology Investment by Region
    • Status of Technology Investments in Broadcast Activities
    • Technology Investment Index for the MENA
  • The Last Word
    • Conclusion
    • Three Big Predictions
  • Appendix
    • Acknowledgement

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