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VOD subscriptions in MENA to more than double by 2024

Subscription video-on-demand use will more than double in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, including Turkey, between 2018 and 2024, according to Digital TV Research.  The company predicts there will be 26.51 million SVOD subscriptions by 2024, up from 11.31 million at the end of 2018, where an SVOD subscriber can have more […]

Fox+ joins MBC Group’s Shahid Plus streaming platform

MBC Group has partnered with Fox Networks Group Middle East and North Africa to bring the Fox+ streaming service to its Shahid+ platform. Shahid+ will broaden its catalogue of Arabic films and series by adding thousands of hours of international TV content from Fox+, which offers National Geographic documentaries, Fox Lifestyle shows, Baby TV, and […]

IHS Markit: Netflix and Amazon struggling in Middle East

Netflix and Amazon are struggling to make headway in the Middle East and will together take just 21% of the local subscription video on-demand market this year, according to IHS Markit. According to the analyst group, a lack of localisation resulted in a relatively weak entrance, leaving the pair with just a fifth of the […]

Over-the-top revenues to quadruple in MENA region

Over-the-top video revenues in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are set to more than quadruple between 2016 and 2022, according to new research. Digital TV Research predicts that OTT TV episodes and movies will generate revenues of US$1.75 billion by 2022, up from US$428 million in 2016, as subscription video-on-demand’s dominance over the […]