53.6% of FTA Satellite TV channels broadcast in the Arab World have online presence

22 Nov 2017

During October 2017, the Arab Advisors Group examined 975 fully operational FTA satellite TV channels targeting the Arab World, to research their online presence. Of the analyzed stations, 53.6% (523 channels) had online presence.

With the increasing adoption of Internet in the Arab World, many channels in the Arab TV industry have established an online presence. The Arab Advisors Group analysis revealed that the majority of channels with an online presence have enhanced portals that include a wide range of advanced interactive services, such as: online advertising, forums, online shopping, search engines, live streaming, etc.

A new report, Online Presence of FTA Satellite Channels in the Arab World 2017 was released to the Arab Advisors Group’s Media Strategic Research Service subscribers in November 6, 2017. This report can be purchased from the Arab Advisors Group for only US$ 1,850. The 37-page report, which has 23 detailed exhibits, provides a detailed analysis of the online presence of FTA Satellite Channels in the Arab World. The report includes analysis and categorization of the online presence of 975 FTA satellite TV channels broadcasting on Arabsat, Nilesat, Noorsat, Yahlive, Eutelsat, Gulfsat and Es’hailsat satellite systems.


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“The results show that a majority of the 499 channels that have online presence lean more towards an enhanced online presence. Furthermore, 38.1% of channels with an online presence generate online revenues from their supporting online presence through methods that include online advertisement and online shopping, among others” Ms. Hiba Al Atiyat, Arab Advisors Senior Research Analyst wrote in the report.   

“Almost 60.6% of the satellite channels have online presence for promotional purposes only and do not aim at generating online revenues. 37.3% of the channels that have online revenue generating features have an enhanced online presence.” Ms. Hiba Al Atiyat added.

The Arab Advisors Group’s team of analysts in the region has produced close to 4,800 reports on the Arab World’s communications and media markets. The reports can be purchased individually or received through an annual subscription to Arab Advisors Group’s ( Strategic Research Services (Media and Telecom).

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