Television

In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), TV penetration has stood at around 98% for 10 years, a level that pay TV penetration also reached in 2019. The Qatari TV market is characterized by a strong domination of direct-to-home satellite (DTH) reception, through the services offered by the pan-Arab actors beIN, OSN and My-HD. The undisputed market leader remains however the local actor Etisalat, which captured close to 70% of revenues during Q1 2020, a result rewarding a strategy focused on the advanced distribution technologies IPTV and OTT pay TV.

This report provides comprehensive data sets related to the market structure, evolution of subscribers and revenues, leading companies and trends observed in the country. The expected progress of the TV industry is also analysed in details, based on tangible subscribers and revenue forecasts. In addition to detailed figures and graphs on the television sector in UAE, it features comparison with the top countries in Middle-east.

Data and analysis provided in the report include:

  • Subscribers, revenues, ARPU
  • DTH, DTT, IPTV, Cable, MMDS, OTT Pay TV, AppTV
  • Quarterly market shares history
  • 5-year forecasts
  • Geographical comparisons

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Television

UAE

Language: English
Updated as from: 2020 Q2

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  • Quarterly up-to-date detailed data
  • Up to 5-year history
  • By activity (TV, OTT, broadband, mobile, telephony)
  • Market segment deep dives with interactive dashboards
  • Regional benchmarks
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Quarterly data

Overview

  • Different accesses: direct cable TV, direct digital cable TV, indirect cable TV, DTH, IPTV, DTT, MMDS, OTT pay TV, AppTV
  • Pay TV subscribers market share by access
  • Pay TV revenues market share by access
  • Pay TV subscribers market share by operator
  • Pay TV revenues market share by operator
  • Pay TV ARPU ranking

Pay TV history

  • Pay TV subscribers history by access and operator from 2014 Q1
  • Pay TV revenues history by access and operator from 2014 Q1
  • ARPU history by access and operator from 2014 Q1

Market shares

  • Subscribers’ market share history by access and operator
  • Revenues market share history by access and operator
Dataxis Methodology Data Source

Data sources and collection

99% of our statistics represent original content

All our statistics are carefully collected, analysed, checked by our experienced analysts and are not acquired from third parties.

The main data sources feeding into our statistics database are the regular financial communications of the players of the industry, the statistical offices (regulators, ministries) and a range of international institutions.

In addition, we regularly interview industry players to gather additional information and back up our estimation when public data are not available.

Dataxis Methodology Data Standardisation

Data standardisation

For 15 years, data are collected and translated into a consistent market segmentation of the TV, Telecom & Entertainment industry in order to ensure meaningful and efficient comparability of market data and forecasts across all markets and countries.

All our data are computerised into the powerful BI platform TABLEAU generating the consistent and comparable KPIs and dashboards accessible by our clients to visualise, manipulate and download statistics.

Pay TV subscribers with DVR STB Total number of pay TV subscribers owning a set-top-box equiped with a digital video recorder (DVR). A DVR enables to store, pause and rewind programs even during a live broadcast.
Pay TV subscribers with nPVR STB Total number of pay TV subscribers owning a set-top-box giving access to a network personal video recorder (nPVR).
IPTV subscribers Total number of IPTV subscribers, the transmission and reception of linear TV channels and on demand content via an Internet connexion and a set-top-box managed by the operator
IPTV subscribers Total number of IPTV subscribers . IPTV refers to the transmission and reception of linear TV channels and on demand content via an Internet connexion and a set-top-box managed by the operator
IPTV revenues Revenues generated by the subscription to Internet Protocole TV services of a pay TV operator - including revenues from value added services and set-top-box rental
IPTV revenues Total revenues generated by the subscriptions to Internet Protocole TV services - including revenues from value added services and set-top-box rental
IPTV ARPU The Average monthly Revenue Per User (ARPU) is calculated using the quarterly IPTV revenues if a given operator divided by its average number of IPTV subscribers, divided by 3.
IPTV ARPU The Average monthly Revenue Per User is calculated using the twelth of total yearly IPTV revenues divided by the average number of IPTV subscribers
Premium package IPTV subscribers Subscribers to premium pay TV packages which are sold on top of a third party operator's existing IPTV subscription. Premium packages are directly managed by the premium packages operators (not by the pay TV distributors)
IPTV share of TV households IPTV subscribers share of total number of TV households
OTT pay TV ARPU The Average monthly Revenue Per User (ARPU) is calculated using the twelth of yearly OTT pay TV revenues divided by the average number of OTT pay TV subscribers
OTT pay TV ARPU The Average monthly Revenue Per User is calculated using the third of quarterly revenues of a given operator divided by its average number of OTT pay TV subscribers
OTT pay TV subscribers Subscribers of pay TV generalist services providing a broad offer of linear TV channels and on demand content via any internet connection and any device (even without a set top box). However it can also be available via a dedicated OTT box, a smart TV or other devices
OTT pay TV subscribers Subscribers of pay TV generalist services providing a broad offer of linear TV channels and on demand content via any internet connection on any device (even without a set-top-box). However it can also be available via a dedicated OTT box, a smart TV or another devices
OTT Pay TV revenues Revenues generated by subscriptions to an OTT pay TV service. OTT pay TV services are providing linear TV channels and on demand content via any internet connection and any device (even without a set-top-box). However it can also be available via a dedicated OTT box, a smart TV or another devices
OTT pay TV revenues Total revenues generated by the subscription to OTT pay TV services providing linear TV channels and on demand content via any internet connection on any device (even without a set-top-box). However it can also be available via a dedicated OTT box, a smart TV or other devices
OTT pay TV share of TV households OTT pay TV subscribers share of total number of TV households
DTH pay TV subscribers Total number of digital Direct To Home (DTH or digital satellite) pay TV subscribers including both contracts and prepaid plans
DTH pay TV subscribers Total number of digital Direct To Home (DTH or digital satellite) pay TV subscribers - including both contracts and prepaid plans
DTH pay TV revenues Revenues generated by subscription to digital Direct To Home services (digital satellite) of a pay TV operator - including revenues from value added services and set-top-box rental.
DTH pay TV revenues Total revenues generated by subscription to digital Direct To Home services from pay TV operators (digital satellite) in a country, including revenues from value added services and set-top-box rental.
DTH pay TV ARPU The Average monthly Revenue Per User (ARPU) is calculated using the quarterly Direct-to-home (DTH) revenues divided by one-third of its average number of digital DTH pay TV subscribers
DTH pay TV ARPU The Average monthly Revenue Per User (ARPU) is calculated using the twelth of yearly digital Direct To Home (satellite) revenues divided by the average number of digital DTH pay TV subscribers
Digital DTH FTA bouquet users Number of active users of national Direct To Home (digital satellite) offers that are actively marketed by an organisation to promote the major TV channels (often protected)
Premium package DTH subscribers Subscribers to premium pay TV packages which are sold on top of a third party operator's existing DTH pay TV subscription. Premium packages are directly managed by the premium packages operators (not by the pay TV distributors).
Digital DTH FTA TV households TV households receiving digital free to air Direct To Home (digital satellite) for their primary TV set
Analogue DTH FTA TV households TV households receiving analogue free to air Direct To Home (analogue satellite) for their primary TV set
DTH share of TV households Share of direct to home (satellite) reception on total number of TV households - including digital DTH pay TV subscribers & digital and analogue DTH free to air TV households
Share of FTA households receiving analogue Share of total FTA households accessing only analogue channels.
FTA households receiving analogue Total number of FTA households accessing only analogue channels.
FTA households receiving SD Total number of digital FTA households accessing SD channels.
FTA households receiving HD Total number of digital FTA households accessing HD channels. This implies that the set-top-box enables HD reception and that a range of FTA channels are available in HD in the country.
FTA households receiving 4K Total number of digital FTA households accessing 4K (or UHD) channels. This implies that the set-top-box enables 4K reception and that a range of FTA channels are available in 4K in the country.
Share of FTA households receiving SD Share of total FTA households accessing SD channels.
Share of FTA households receiving HD Share of total FTA households accessing HD channels.
Share of FTA households receiving 4K Share of total FTA households accessing 4K (or UHD) channels.
Total direct pay TV subscribers Total number of direct pay TV subscribers of an operator - including direct cable TV, DTH pay TV, DTT pay TV, analogue terrestrial pay TV, MMDS, IPTV and OTT pay TV subscribers as well as premium package cable TV, DTH and IPTV subscribers
Total direct pay TV subscribers Total number of direct pay TV subscribers - including direct cable TV, DTH pay TV, DTT pay TV, analogue terrestrial pay TV, MMDS, IPTV and OTT pay TV subscribers as well as premium package cable TV, DTH and IPTV subscribers
Total direct pay TV revenues Total revenues generated by subscriptions to direct pay TV services of an operator for direct cable, pay DTH, pay DTT, IPTV and pay TV OTT subscriptions - including revenues from value added services and set-top-box rental.
Total direct pay TV revenues Total revenues generated by subscriptions to direct pay TV services - including direct cable, pay DTH, pay DTT, IPTV and pay TV OTT and revenues from value added services and set top box rental
Total digital direct pay TV subscribers Total number of direct digital pay TV subscribers of an operator including direct digital cable TV, DTH pay TV, DTT pay TV, MMDS, IPTV and OTT pay TV subscribers, as well as subscribers to premium cable, DTH and IPTV packages
Total digital direct pay TV subscribers Total number of direct digital pay TV subscribers - including direct digital cable TV, DTH pay TV, DTT pay TV, MMDS, IPTV, OTT pay TV subscribers
Pay TV share of TV households Share of pay TV subscribers on total number of TV households - including direct cable TV, pay digital DTH, pay analogue and digital terrestrial, MMDS, IPTV and OTT pay TV subscribers
Digital TV share of TV households Digital TV free-to-air households and pay TV subscribers share of TV households - including direct digital cable TV, free and pay digital DTH, free and pay DTT, digital MMDS, IPTV and OTT pay TV subscribers
Total FTA households Total number of households receiving exclusively free-to-air (FTA) channels in a country, whether it is through terrestrial television or direct-to-home (DTH).

Standard price: $190

Television

UAE

Language: English
Updated as from: 2020 Q2

Access after purchase:

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TV distribution – UAE

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