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Boom times for HD TV channels in the Arab World
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

By February 2014, the satellites covering the Arab World offered 134 HD channels up from 103 HD channels by April 2013.

A new report from Arab Advisors Group overviews the High Definition TV channels landscape in the Arab world by February 2014. The report covers the four satellite providers that target the Arab World: ArabsatNilesatYahlive, 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 channels serving 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 March 11, 2014. This report can be purchased from the Arab Advisors Group for only US$ 950. The 14-page report, which has 8 detailed exhibits, provides a comprehensive analysis of the HD channels in 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. More information on the summit can be viewed on

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

"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 3,875 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).

To date, Arab Advisors Group has served 700 global and regional companies by providing reliable research analysis and forecasts of Arab communications markets to these clients. Some of our clients can be viewed on


Special note to the editors: Kindly use Arab Advisors (not AAG) when abbreviating Arab Advisors Group. AAG is not a suitable abbreviation since it conflicts with the name of another company not related at all to Arab Advisors Group.

Arab Advisors Group's Arabic name is مجموعة المرشدين العرب  

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Arab Advisors Group provides reliable research, analysis and forecasts of Arab communications, media and technology markets.

Arab Advisors Group Strategic Research Services (Media and Telecoms) are annual subscriptions. The services cover nineteen countries in the Arab World: Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Palestine, Iraq, Egypt, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Mauritania.

For more information, please contact the Arab Advisors Group



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