Boom times for HDTV channels in the Arab World

March 20, 2014 1:10 pm

A new report from Arab Advisors Group overviews the High Definition TVchannels landscape in the Arab world by February 2014.The report covers the four satellite providers that target the Arab World: Arabsat, Nilesat, Yahlive, and Noorsat, and the number of HD channels broadcast on each satellite.In the report, Arab Advisors Group provides a comparison between the satellites, and a projection of the number of satellite TV channelsserving the Arab World.

The number of HD channels constituted around 11% of the total number of satellite channels aired on the four main satellites covering the region.

A new report “HDTV in the Arab World” was released to the Arab Advisors Group’s Media Strategic Research Service subscribers on March11, 2014. This report can be purchased from the Arab Advisors Group for only US$ 950. The 14-pagereport, which has 8detailed exhibits, provides a comprehensive analysis of the HD channelsin the Arab world, their presence on satellites covering the region,and a description of HDTV technology’s features.

Any investment in this report will count towards attending Arab Advisors’ 11th Convergence Summit on June 2 & 3, 2014 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Amman. Telecom and Media operators can send up to 2 delegates to attend at no charge. Press members can also attend at no charge.

“TV has not only improved in terms of colors, images, video and audio quality, and reception, but also became a more interactive experience with the High Definition TV technology, where the number of HD TV channels have grown by 30% from April 2013″Ms. Noor Asmar, Arab Advisors’ Research Analyst wrote in the report. “The number of HD channels covered by the four main satellites was 87 channels in 2012, 103 channels by April 2013, and it increased by 31 channels to reach 134 HD channels by February 2014″Ms. Asmar added.

The Arab Advisors Group’s team of analysts in the region has produced close to 3,875reports on the Arab World’s communications and media markets. The reports can be purchased individually or received through an annual subscription to Arab Advisors Group’s ( Strategic Research Services (Media and Telecom).