Drama series were the center of Arabic series aired on Pay TV Networks during Ramadan 2016

26 Sep 2016

The Arab Advisors Group team has analyzed the Arabic series broadcast on satellite Pay TV networks during Ramadan, 2016. The analysis encompassed 83 Arabic series broadcast on satellite Pay TV providers that cater specifically to the Arab region.

Arab Advisors Group’s analysis revealed that the main focus of satellite Pay TV channels was drama Arabic series, as they constituted 54.2% of total Arabic series aired. However, out of the 35 satellite Pay TV channels covered in the report, 5 channels did not air any drama Arabic series during Ramadan 2016.

A new report, Arabic Series on Satellite Pay TV Networks during Ramadan 2016 was released to the Arab Advisors Group’s Media Strategic Research Service subscribers on August 24, 2016. This report can be purchased from the Arab Advisors Group for only US$ 2,000. The 42-page report, which has 17 detailed exhibits, provides analysis of the Arabic series broadcast on satellite Pay TV networks targeting the Arab world. The report includes analysis of 83 Arabic series on 35 satellite Pay TV channels during Ramadan 2016. The satellite Pay TV channels studied in the report are: Masah, MBC 1 HD, MBC Drama DH, Hikayat, Hikayat 2, OSN Yahala +2 HD, OSN Yahala HD, OSN Yahala Shabab, OSN Yahala Drama, Series +2, Series Channel, Al Safwa, Al Yawm, Al Nahar HD, Al Nahar Drama HD, Abu Dhabi Drama + HD, Saudi Channel 1, Qatar TV, Al Rayyan, Dubai TV, Sama Dubai TV, LBC HD, LBC Sat, KTV 1, Oman General Channel, Sharjah TV, Abu Dhabi Al Emarat, Tunisia 1, Tunisia 2, Hannibal, Abu Dhabi Drama, MBC Masr, Rotana Masriyah, Rotana Khalijiah, and MTV Lebanon. The report also covers the production houses involved in the production of the analyzed Arabic series.

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“Abu Dhabi Drama+ HD, part of the OSN network, had the highest number of aired Arabic series among the analyzed satellite pay channels, by airing 13 series.” Ms. Hiba Rabadi, Arab Advisors Senior Research Analyst commented. “The production of the analyzed 83 Arabic series involved 74 production houses. 15 of the analyzed 83 series where coproduced by more than one production house, while the remaining 68 were produced by one production house.” Ms. Rabadi added.

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