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Industry Outlook on TV Everywhere Market in Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

Industry Outlook on TV Everywhere Market in Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

Key Findings

TV Everywhere is an eventuality in the MENA, even though broadcasters and service providers struggle with their business strategies for the same.

Satellite free-to-air (FTA) TV will be dominant in the Middle East and North Africa (the MENA), yet alongside, the multiscreen video services will continue to gain momentum as communal/ family viewing coexists with personalised viewing.

Fixed and mobile broadband infrastructure is not uniform in the region. This has resulted in scattered adoption of services. The GCC countries exhibit a high growth index for TV Everywhere. In the rest of the region, social media penetration will feed into the growth of video services uptake as well.

Market participants have developed offerings around Hollywood, Bollywood, and Arabic or Jazwood content to attract viewers across the population, especially the younger demographic (14 to 25 years in age) and the expats.

Sports as a genre is the universal driver for increasing HD penetration for linear TV as well as multiscreen video adoption. This trend will continue to grow over the next five years and will also drive the launches of Ultra HD content.

About this report

This market presents the Industry Outlook on TV Everywhere in Middle East and North Africa Region outlining the trends in business models and technology for multiscreen video distribution. The insight presents an indepth analysis of the ecosystem, types of business models for over-the-top and multiscreen video distribution in the region, technology essentials, and trends that will change the landscape in the future such as social media and broadband penetration. It also presents the TV Everywhere index in the region that plots countries for their attractiveness for go-to-markets for TV Everywhere opportunities and an elaborate perspective on Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Egypt.


  • Executive Summary and Key Findings
    • Key Findings
    • TV Landscape in the MENA
    • Top Drivers
    • Telecom Trends in the MENA
      • Table ICT Indicators, MENA, 2014
    • Social Media Trends
    • Outlook
    • Insights from Industry Participants on TV Everywhere
  • Video Trends in the MENA
    • Trends in TV and Non-TV Video Services
    • Major Stakeholders-Services
    • Content is King…or Is It?
    • Major Stakeholders-Solutions
  • TV Everywhere Market Overview
    • Market Overview
    • Middle East-Drivers and Restraints
    • North Africa-Drivers and Restraints
    • Business Model Evolution
    • Business Models in TV Everywhere Market
    • Payment Methods
    • YouTube-Leading the Pack in Consumer Adoption of TV Everywhere
    • Leading OTT Service Providers in the MENA
    • Cross-Value Chain Partnership
  • TV Everywhere Enabling Technologies and Solutions
    • Multiscreen Delivery of Video
    • Multiscreen Delivery of Video-The Technology Essentials
    • Other Technology Trends
    • Technology Trends-Digital Asset Management (DAM)
    • Technology Trends-Digital Rights Management (DRM)
    • Levels in Digital Rights Management (DRM)
    • DRM Selection
    • Leading OTT Service Providers in MENA-An Overview of Technology Partners/Vendors
  • Regional Trends
    • Video Traffic Trends
    • TV Everywhere Index for the MENA Countries
    • The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    • Qatar
    • Kuwait
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Egypt
  • Conclusions and Outlook
    • Key Conclusions and Outlook
    • Acknowledgement

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