Satellite pay-TV yet to impact on Arab world

Feuilherade, Peter
January 2004
Middle East;Jan2004, Issue 341, p62
The take-up of satellite television and cable is growing faster in the Middle East than anywhere else in the world. The region currently has about 25m satellite and cable households. However, satellite pay-television is still a niche market, with no more than 1.5%of Arab households subscribing, according to the findings in a specialist report. Most of the Arab world remains tuned to free-to-air satellite television channels which broadcast mainly from Egypt, the UAE and Lebanon, said the Arab Advisors Group, a telecoms and media consultancy based in Jordan.


Related Articles

  • Analysts: Satellite TV May Be Reaching Peak In Canadian Market. Careless, James // Satellite News;7/17/2006, Vol. 28 Issue 27, p1 

    Reports on the future of satellite TV in the Canadian market. Comparison of the growth of satellite TV, cable TV and direct-to-home services; Limitations of satellite TV; Plan of Bell Expressvu to make it more competitive against cable.

  • Satellite TV comes down to earth.  // Consumer Reports;Jul2000, Vol. 65 Issue 7, p19 

    Compares the value of satellite dishes with that of cable television in the United States. Echostar; DirecTV; Quality of satellite programming; How to choose a satellite provider; Recommendations. INSET: Media giants clash, viewers suffer.

  • Empty Screens. Higgins, John M. // Broadcasting & Cable;9/19/2005, Vol. 135 Issue 38, p14 

    Considers the absence of quality TV programs on video-on-demand (VOD) offered by cable operators in the U.S. Competition between TV content providers and distributors; Advantages of VOD over digital broadcast satellite services; Cost of buying VOD services; Limitation of data on VOD...

  • No reason to buy a satellite dish? Pargh, Andy // Design News;2/11/91, Vol. 47 Issue 3, p158 

    The article shares the author's views on the benefits satellite television system can give to its subscribers. Having a satellite dish can give the viewers the chance to view any National Football League game. In purchasing satellite, some finance packages is available, such as the necessary...

  • AT A GLANCE.  // Broadcasting & Cable;5/9/2005, Vol. 135 Issue 19, p13 

    Presents tabular representations of the performance of cable television, commercial television stations and direct broadcast satellite television sectors in the U.S. in May 2005.

  • 'Cable TV and Satellite Broadcasting' Discussion.  // BKSTS Journal;May1983, Vol. 65 Issue 5, p198 

    The article presents questions and answers related to cable television and satellite broadcasting. One reader asks the effect of the cost of making cable available to a sizeable portion of the population on the broadcasters. Another reader asks whether using a multiplexed analogue components...

  • CEA: Don't Stall the Transition. Hearn, Ted // Multichannel News;5/16/2005, Vol. 26 Issue 20, p28 

    Focuses on the views of Gary Shapiro, president of the Consumer Electronic Association on digital television transition in the U.S. Implications of the proposed restrictions on cable and satellite TV to subscribers not connected to pay-TV service; Statistical figures on TV subscribers in the...

  • Telecommunications: Subscriber Rates and Competition in the Cable Television Industry: GAO-04-262T. Goldstein, Mark L. // GAO Reports;3/25/2004, p1 

    In recent years, rates for cable service have increased at a faster pace than the general rate of inflation. GAO agreed to (1) examine the impact of competition on cable rates and service, (2) assess the reliability of information contained in the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) annual...

  • Cable Television, and Satellite Broadcasting. Harwood, A. J. // BKSTS Journal;May1983, Vol. 65 Issue 5, p192 

    If you were to ask anyone who has a connection with broadcasting where future developments are most to be expected their reply would almost certainly contain at least one of three topics, satellites, cable television and video recording. This paper is about the first two and what effect these...

  • Where Are Cord-Cutters? Signing Up for Cable, Satellite.  // Television Week;3/2/2009, Vol. 28 Issue 6, p24 

    The article reports on the growth of satellite television in the U.S. It states that many consumers are leaving cable and turning to satellite and telecommunication companies. It mentions that satellite companies have always campaigned harder on the value proposition and most offer better...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics