Industry Outlook on MENA Pay TV, OTT video services and broadcast technology trends

Growth in Pay TV and OTT services paving way for Hybrid TV Viewing in MENA

Published: 3 Apr 2017

This 2017 market insight presents the Industry Outlook on TV Everywhere in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region outlining the trends in broadcast technologies as well as Pay TV and OTT services market. Produced as a knowledge partnership whitepaper for the region's largest industry event, CABSAT, the insight presents an in-depth analysis of the ecosystem, 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.

Key questions this study will answer

  1. Who are the key OTT and Pay TV companies in MENA?
  2. What are the growth opportunities in the broadcast ecosystsem?
  3. What new technology trends and their impacts in the region?
  4. What are the major drivers, challenges and restraints steering this market?
  5. What are the major revenue models of OTT platforms?

TABLE OF CONTENTS
KEY FINDINGS
TV MARKET ECOSYSTEM

PAY TV MARKET OVERVIEW

    • Key Trends
    • Major Market Participants
    • Satellite Pay TV Operators: Major Initiatives
    • Satellite Pay TV Index : GCC leads; Egypt offers opportunity
    • Competitive Analysis—Market Share
    • Fiber-to-the-Home/Building (FTTH/B) Landscape
    • Countries with IPTV Offerings
    • Major Providers and their Subscriber Base
    • Drivers and Restraints
    • Languages Across Packages
    • Genres Across Packages
    • Future Trends

OTT VIDEO SERVICES

    • Current and Future Scenarios for OTT Video Services
    • OTT Platforms
    • Will Cord Shaving be a Reality?
    • Regional Video Viewing Trends
    • Glocal Business Models
    • Drivers and Restraints – Middle East
    • Drivers and Restraints – North Africa
    • Government Initiatives to Boost Connectivity
    • Consumption Preference by Devices
    • Sports Dominance
    • KSA
    • UAE
    • Trends to watch in 2017

TECHNOLOGY TRENDS IN BROADCAST INDUSTRY

    • Key Technology Trends in MENA
    • Future Trends
    • The Piracy Menace
    • Efforts to Curb Piracy
    • Anti Piracy Coalition and Arabian Anti-Piracy Alliance
    • Content Protection Technologies - Watermarking and Encryption
    • Video Compression and Transmission
    • Adoption and Evolution of Video Codecs
    • 4K and UHD
    • Adoption of 4K Technology in MENA
    • What needs to be upgraded next?
    • Local Providers
    • Challenges for 4K adoption
    • Analogue Switch-off (ASO)
    • How many Countries have Actually Migrated to Digital Broadcasting?
    • Benefits of Cloud Deployment in Broadcasting
    • Challenges to Cloud
    • Players with MENA operations

REGIONAL TRENDS FOR TECHNOLOGY INVESTMENTS

    • Technology Adoption Index
    • What are broadcasters spending on?
    • Broadcast Technology Investment in the GCC
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