Pay TV revenues for the 20 countries covered in the eighth edition of the Middle East and North Africa Pay TV Forecasts report will reach $3.62 billion in 2023 - up by only 7.8% on 2017. Pay TV revenues will fall in 2018. They will be flat in 2019 before starting a slow recovery.
Concentrating just on the 13 Arabic-speaking countries, pay TV revenues will grow by 24% from $1.18 billion in 2017 to $1.46 billion in 2023, despite pay TV subscriptions rising by 47% over the same period to 5.84 million. If subscriptions are growing faster than revenues, then ARPUs must be falling.
Published in January 2018, this 228-page PDF and excel report is our eighth edition. The report comes in six parts:
Executive summary and regional forecasts, with handy comparison tables to reveal the best growth prospects;
Major pay TV operators, including market share for each;
Regional forecasts summary from 2010 to 2023 by platform, by household penetration, by pay TV subscribers and by pay TV revenues;
Country insights for 25 territories;
Detailed country forecasts for 20 countries.
NEW FOR 2018: Prospects. Summary subscriber forecasts for 20 countries in a graphically appealing 43-page document.
Key Topics Covered:
Total households (000) TV households (000) Digital cable subs (000) Analog cable subs (000) Pay IPTV subscribers (000) Pay digital Satellite TV subs (000) Free-to-air Satellite TV HH (000) Analog terrestrial households (000) Primary FTA DTT households (000) Primary Pay DTT households (000)
Digital homes (000) Analog homes (000) Pay TV subscribers (000) Total DTT homes (000)
Digital cable subs/TV HH Analog cable subs/TV HH Pay IPTV subs/TV HH Pay Satellite TV/TV HH Free-to-air Satellite TV/TV HH Analog terrestrial/TVHH Primary FTA DTT/TV HH Primary pay DTT/TV HH
TVHH/Total HH Digital/TV HH Analog/TV HH Pay TV Subs/TV HH Total DTT/TVHH
Stand-alone digital cable subs (000) Dual-play digital cable subs (000) Triple-play digital cable subs (000)
Revenues (US$ million) Stand-alone digital cable revs Dual-play digital cable TV revs 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
Pay TV subscribers by operator (000) beIN (satellite) OSN (satellite) Invision (IPTV) eLife (IPTV) Others
Share of pay TV subs by operator % beIN (satellite) OSN (satellite) Invision (IPTV) eLife (IPTV) Others