The state of Arabic reality TV shows in 2014: Half are homegrown

April 12, 2014 12:02 pm

New research from the Arab Advisors Group reveals that out of the 18analyzed Arabic reality TV shows aired in 2013/2014, 9 are original shows rather than licensed formats from global companies.In 2013, 16 reality TV shows were broadcast on the selected FTA satellite channels while 15 shows have aired or will air in 2014.

Due to the increasing competition among satellite TV channels, the leading channels in the Arab TV industry tend to offer new and quality content to maintain their attraction to viewers and advertisers. Reality TV’s attraction lies in its relative novelty to audience as well as its lower costs of production as participants are mainly regular people and not highly paid movie and TV stars.

A new report, “Arabic Reality TV Shows” was released to the Arab Advisors Group’s Media Strategic Research Service subscribers on April 1, 2014. This report can be purchased from the Arab Advisors Group for only US$ 1,200. The 35-page report, which has 17 detailed exhibits, provides analysis of the reality TV landscape in the Arab world. The report includes analysis and profiles of eighteen major Arabic reality TV shows on eight FTA satellite TV channels during the period from January 2013 till February 2014, including the reality shows in production to be aired thereafter (the season 2013/2014).This includes locally produced as well as licensed-format-based reality TV shows. The content of the Arabic reality shows as well as the content of the original licensed format is discussed. The report points out the Arabic production companies that have played a role in the Arabic reality TV market.

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.

Please contact the Arab Advisors Group to get a copy of the report’s Table of Contents.

“Out of the 18 reality TV shows aired in 2013/2014, 9 are original shows rather than licensed formats from global companies.” Ms. Hiba Rabadi, Arab Advisors Senior Research Analyst wrote in the report. “Moreover, channels are increasingly airingnew reality TV shows to attract their viewers. 4 out of the 18 reality TV shows are new shows that are not sequels to previous shows” Ms. Rabadi added.

The Arab Advisors Group’s team of analysts in the region has produced close to 3,900 reports 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).

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