Middle East and Africa TV - 9th edition

Published: December 2012

While free-to-air satellite is still taken by most TV homes in the region, there are some very interesting areas where other platforms are making some major inroads.
Adam Thomas, Media Research Manager, Informa Telecoms & Media

By 2017, around 80% of homes in the Middle East and North Africa region will have multichannel TV. This significant penetration rate highlights the rich prospects for growth developing in the region. Sub-Saharan Africa’s 800 million TV households are also offering important new opportunities.


    Satellite TV has long dominated the region’s TV sector, but in several territories some important changes are occurring. This year, for the first time, Informa’s analysis of the key MENA region includes full details of pay-TV revenues, ARPU and a breakdown between subscription and on-demand revenues. Additionally, it is provided in an innovative new PowerPoint-based format. This will provide you with insights that are:

  • More IMMEDIATE. The new country updates are rich in charts, graphs and other graphics. The focus in the new-style report has shifted to analyzing the market in a more visual way – emphasizing key areas for ease of reference.

  • More FLEXIBLE. Presented in an easy-to-use PowerPoint that is simple to manipulate, so clients can easily export charts, data and other findings into their presentations, reports and documents.

  • More ANALYSIS. Each country update has a new expanded ‘Informa Viewpoint’. This makes it clear what Informa’s take is on each market to assist your own business decisions.

  • WIDER in focus. A new section called ‘Next generation TV’ looks beyond the traditional TV platforms (cable, satellite, IPTV, terrestrial) and analyzes new developments in areas like over-the-top video, catch-up TV and multiscreen.

  • This inventive new style of research report provides you with the intelligence you need to understand the dynamics of this high-growth region.

How will this research help you:

  • Read and use our analysis of 17 countries across the Middle East and North Africa

  • Study our country profiles of nine key territories in Africa (22 countries profiled in total)

  • Gain valuable intelligence on pay-TV and multichannel subscriber growth

  • Access Informa’s proprietary forecasts for the region

  • Pinpoint new opportunities and highlight territories ripe for investment

Countries Covered

  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Cyprus
  • Egypt
  • Ghana
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Morocco
  • Nigeria
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • South Africa
  • Syria
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates

New report format:

    New Report format - designed for sharing - This research is available from our online store in electronic format, featuring a series of PDF, PPT and XLS files, each designed to provide you with business critical intelligence which is easy to share with your colleagues.

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