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Two thirds of Arab Satellite TV channels have online sites
Tuesday, September 24, 2013

During August 2013, the Arab Advisors Group examined 658 fully operational FTA satellite TV channels targeting the Arab World to research their online presence. Of the analyzed stations, 68% (448 channels) have an online presence.

Spurred by the increasing uptake of the Internet service in the Arab World, many channels in the Arab TV industry have established an online presence. The Arab Advisors Group analysis reveals that 83% of channels with an online presence have an enhanced presence. An enhanced online presence includes channels that have corresponding portals. The portals portray the channels' services and the integration between the satellite channel and its online presence is strong.  Moreover, a number of satellite channels with basic online presence (where the integration between the satellite channel and its content and service availability is relatively weak) demonstrate their intention of enhancing their online services.

A new report, "Online Presence of FTA Satellite Channels in the Arab World 2013" was released to the Arab Advisors Group's Media Strategic Research Service subscribers in August, 2013. This report can be purchased from the Arab Advisors Group for only US$ 1,400. The 63-page report, which has 26 detailed exhibits, provides a detailed analysis of the online presence of FTA Satellite Channels in the Arab World. The report includes analysis and categorization of the online presence of 658 FTA satellite TV channels broadcasting on Arabsat, Nilesat, Noorsat and Yahlive satellite systems. Please contact the Arab Advisors Group to get a copy of the report's Table of Contents.

"The results show that a majority of the 448 channels that have online presence lean more towards an enhanced online presence. Furthermore, 21.7% of channels with an online presence generate online revenues from their supporting online presence, such as: online advertisement, online shopping ...etc." Ms. Hind Qweider, Arab Advisors Senior Research Analyst wrote in the report.

"Almost 42.7% of the satellite channels have online presence for promotional purposes only and do not aim at generating online revenues. 20.2% of the channels that have online revenue generating features have an enhanced online presence." Ms. Dalia Haddad, Arab Advisors Research Analyst added.

Any investment in this report will count towards an annual Strategic Research Service subscription should the service be acquired within three months from purchasing the report, or could count towards attending Arab Advisors' 2nd Smart Handheld Summit 2013 on November 26 & 27, 2013 in Dubai - UAE. 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 2nd Smart Handheld Summit 2013 can be viewed on:

The Arab Advisors Group's team of analysts in the region has produced close to 3,700 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 690 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


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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.

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