Category Archives: television

Middle East growth in online transactions with entertainment fastest growing sector

New research from Payfort on seven Arab countries found a 22% increase in online transactions in 2016. “In 2016 the entertainment industry for Egypt and KSA and UAE and Jordan and Kuwait and Qatar and Lebanon reached a combined size … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Catch-up TV, Mobile Applications, television, Video on Demand | Leave a comment

OTT TV episode & movie revenues to reach $83 billion in 2022

Online TV episode and movie revenues for 138 countries will reach $83 billion in 2022; more than double the $37 recorded billion in 2016. The Global OTT TV & Video Forecasts report estimates that $9 billion will be added in … Continue reading

Posted in television, Video on Demand | Comments Off on OTT TV episode & movie revenues to reach $83 billion in 2022

Finland: FICORA received 81 applications for terrestrial TV programming licences

The current programming licences in the Finnish terrestrial television network expire at the start of 2017. In January 2016 FICORA published an invitation to apply for programming licences for a 10-year period starting in 2017. The application round finished on … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, television | Comments Off on Finland: FICORA received 81 applications for terrestrial TV programming licences

Pay TV homes in 20 Mid East countries to double in 2010 – 2021 to 20.9m

Legitimate pay TV operators in the Middle East and North Africa are increasingly relying on exclusive content rights to gain subscribers, according to a new report from Digital TV Research. This is especially true for satellite TV platforms such as … Continue reading

Posted in Middle East, North Africa, television | Comments Off on Pay TV homes in 20 Mid East countries to double in 2010 – 2021 to 20.9m

Sub-Saharan Digital TV penetration to reach 99.9% in 35 forecast countries by 2021 = 74.7 million homes.

2015 was yet another momentous year for television in Sub-Saharan Africa. Most countries missed the ITU’s analog switch-off deadline of June, but DTT, especially pay DTT, made huge gains. And there is much more to come, partly as Canal Plus … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Digital Media, television | Comments Off on Sub-Saharan Digital TV penetration to reach 99.9% in 35 forecast countries by 2021 = 74.7 million homes.

Pay-TV homes in Middle East and North Africa to double 2010 – 2020 to 21.3 million

The number of pay-TV homes in the Middle East and North Africa will double between 2010 and 2020 to 21.3 million, according to a report by Digital TV Research. Turkey will account for 37 percent of the 2020 total. The … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Middle East, television | Comments Off on Pay-TV homes in Middle East and North Africa to double 2010 – 2020 to 21.3 million

Sub-Saharan Africa pay TV revenues to rocket to $6.2 billion

Pay TV revenues in Sub-Saharan Africa will reach $6.22 billion in 2020, up from $3.54 billion in 2014 and $1.92 billion in 2010, according to a new report from Digital TV Research. Excluding South Africa, pay TV revenues will climb … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, television | Comments Off on Sub-Saharan Africa pay TV revenues to rocket to $6.2 billion

Catch-up is catching on in USA broadband homes says Parks

Consumers in broadband-equipped USA homes now watch 17.4 hours of TV programming a week through digital video recorders, pay-TV VOD and online SVOD services. Conversely, these consumers only watch, on average, about 11.5 hours of live, linear TV per week, … Continue reading

Posted in Broadband, television | Comments Off on Catch-up is catching on in USA broadband homes says Parks

Extracts from ‘Middle East and North Africa TV’, published April 2014

 Kuwait in summary: Population (end-2013) 3,279,848 Area (sq km) 17,818 Population density (per sq km) 184.1 Capital/ppulation KuwaitCity, end-2012 est. 517,786 Households (end-2013) 344,852 GDP (US$ mil.) (2013 est) 185,319 GDP % growth(decline) 0.8 Unemployment (%) (2013 est) 2.1 Inflation … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Middle East, television | Comments Off on Extracts from ‘Middle East and North Africa TV’, published April 2014

Latin America to account for 10.7% of global TV advertising revenue in 2018

What would happen if political parties had their funding cut? I only ask this as a new study from Informa Telecoms & Media highlights the impact of the US Presidential elections in 2012 on global TV advertising spends. In the … Continue reading

Posted in television | Comments Off on Latin America to account for 10.7% of global TV advertising revenue in 2018