DTVE November Issue 2016


With pay TV subscriber growth levelling off in mature markets, or even going into decline, the Middle East and Africa are more than ever seen as key growth regions for subscription services.

While the Middle East continues to be dominated by free TV, there has been significant movement on the subscription side, both in traditional pay TV and new digital platforms. In Africa, meanwhile, pay TV groups continue to expand from a modest base, while new digital offerings have also appeared to make the most of the opportunities in a fast-growing market.

Digital TV Europe’s Middle East & Africa 2016 looks at all these developments in detail. We assess the battle for subscribers between pay operators in the Middle East and look into the prospects for new SVOD players and others in Africa.