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News and Current Affairs channels have the highest average advertising rates in the Arab World.
Sunday, July 14, 2013

New research from the Arab Advisors Group reveals that FTA satellite TV average ad rates are highest during night time between 21:00 and 22:00 Saudi Arabia's time. Peak average advertising rate -of 34 analyzed FTA satellite TV channels in the Arab World- reached US$ 3,157 for a 30-second TV commercial. The average advertising rate for a particular time segment represents the mean advertising rate for a standard 30-second TV commercial spot (known as a TVC) in that time segment throughout the week.
Arab Advisors research and analysis revealed that News and Current Affairs channels have the highest average advertising rates amongst FTA satellite TV channels in the Arab World. The peak average advertising rates of these channels reaches US$ 5,448 between 21:00 - 22:00 KSA.
A new report, "Satellite TV Advertising Rates in the Arab World 2013", was released by the Arab Advisors Group on June 24, 2013 to the Strategic Research Service Media subscribers. This report can be purchased from the Arab Advisors Group for only US$ 1,200. The 64-page report, which has 53 detailed exhibits, provides detailed analysis of satellite TV advertising rates across 34 FTA satellite TV channels chosen as a representative sample of the total market. The choice was also partially based on our survey findings with respect to viewership, where the list includes very popular channels as well as much less popular ones. The categories in which the analyzed channels fall under are as follows: Children and Youth channels, General channels, Movies and Series channels, Music channels, News and Current Affairs channels, Religious channels and Sports channels.
"Of the 34 analyzed FTA satellite TV channels, MBC Group's Arabic language General channel - MBC1 - has the highest average advertising rate. Whereas, the three Music channels: Mazzika, Melody Hits and Zoom, which have identical ad rates, have the lowest average advertising rates." Ms. Hiba Rabadi, Arab Advisors Senior Research Analyst commented. "FTA satellite TV peak average ad rate decreased from US$ 3,299 in 2012 to US$ 3,157 in 2013, a decrease of 4.3%."
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Arab Advisors Group provides reliable research, analysis and forecasts of Arab communications, media, technology and financial markets.
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