Satellite Pay TV Landscape in the Arab World: Four MENA-based Providers Solely Serve the Region

17 May 2022

A new report from Arab Advisors Group released to provide the latest update on Satellite Pay TV Providers in the Arab World. By February 2022, the total number of channels broadcasted by the four analyzed pay TV providers in the Arab world amounted to 223 channels.

Four sole MENA-based satellite pay TV providers cater to the Arab World, namely; Al Majd, beIN, GOBX, and OSN. Expectedly, beIN offered the highest number of sports Pay TV channels, followed by GOBX. It is worth mentioning that by February 2022, the four satellite pay TV providers broadcasted more than half of their channels in English.

Arab Advisors Group released a new report: "Satellite Pay TV Providers in the Arab World 2022". The report, which was released in May 2022, answers the following questions:

    • What are satellite pay TV providers’ offerings in the Arab World?
    • What are the genres and languages of satellite pay TV channels catering to MENA?
    • Which satellite pay TV channels broadcast in high and/or standard definition?
    • How are satellite pay TV providers’ dealers distributed across MENA?
    • What are the interactive services offered by the satellite pay TV providers under study?
    • How do pay TV providers’ streaming applications and multi-screen platforms compare across MENA?


“Our analysis revealed that the satellite pay TV providers are directed to frequently improve and diversify their offered interactive services. The interactive services included streaming applications, multiscreen platforms, mobile utility applications, Pay-Per-View, and Video-on-Demand services. For the providers, these interactive services reduce operational costs and increase the subscribers' usage experience. On the subscribers' front, a better user experience will increase their satisfaction levels and create higher loyalty toward the provider.said Ms. Shahed Alsadi, Arab Advisors Group’s Analyst.

“Satellite pay TV providers are occasionally altering their offerings. The offered packages varied in the offering’s validities, demographics-based segment targeting plans, and benefits. After assessing the satellite pay TV offerings in MENA, providers have been found to have reduced the number of their offered premium channels. We have observed fluctuations in the number of channels offered by the three satellite Pay TV providers between 2015 and 2022. added Ms. Alsadi.

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The report was released to Arab Advisors Group’s subscribers and can be purchased for a fee of US$ 4,000.

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