Satellite Pay TV Operators in the Arab World: Five operators provide satellite pay TV service in the Arab world by October 2018

05 Dec 2018

On November 25, 2018, Arab Advisors released the latest update on the Satellite Pay TV Operators in the Arab World report. By October 2018, the total number of channels broadcast by the five analyzed pay TV operators in the Arab world amounted to 465 channels.

Five satellite Pay TV providers broadcast from the Arab World. Namely: Orbit Showtime Network (OSN), beIN, Al Majd, MyHD and GOBX. Expectedly, beIN offered the highest number of sports Pay TV channels with 34 sports channels, followed by OSN with 18 channels. It is worth mentioning that by October 2018, Seevii was out of service in the MENA region. Seevii is a satellite pay TV provider and is powered by Selevision.

A new report “Satellite Pay TV Operators in the Arab World 2018” was released to Arab Advisors Group’s Media Strategic Research Service subscribers on November 25, 2018. This report can be purchased from Arab Advisors Group for only US$ 2,000. The 92-page report, which has 36 detailed exhibits, provides a detailed analysis of the landscape of satellite Pay TV and profiles the five operators including OSN, beIN, Al Majd, MyHD and GOBX. The report also compares the channels, packages, prices and interactive services of the five analyzed satellite Pay TV operators, in addition to full listing of channels, packages, prices, and number of dealers per country.


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Ms. Dina Khreisha, Arab Advisors Group Senior Research Analyst reported “By October 2018, OSN had the highest number of news channels with 23 channels. beIN followed by offering 20 news channels to their subscribers”.

“By October 2018, the five analyzed pay TV operators offered High Definition HD channels, with a total of 237 HD channels. beIN offered the highest number of HD channels with 76 channels, followed by OSN with 64 HD channels, while MyHD offered 48 HD channels. As for the two pay TV operators, GOBX and Al Majd, they provided 47 HD channels and 2 HD channels, respectively” Ms. Dina Al Khreisha added.

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