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Pay-TV thrives in MENA

Pay-TV revenues in the Middle East and North Africa will grow by more than 83 per cent between 2010 and 2020 to $5.60 billion, according to a report from Digital TV Research.

The Digital TV Middle East & North Africa Forecasts report states that Turkey and Israel are expected to contribute 52 per cent of the region’s pay TV revenues in 2020 total. From the $1,490 million pay TV revenues to be added between 2013 and 2020, Turkey will supply $359 million, Egypt $362 million and Saudi Arabia $257 million. Revenues in Israel will fall by $56 million over this period due to greater competition.

Satellite TV will continue to dominate pay TV revenues, taking two-thirds of the 2020 total (similar to the 2013 proportion). Satellite TV revenues will reach $3.74 billion in 2020, up by $1 billion on 2013 and nearly double the 2010 total.

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