The Arab World’s satellite pay TV operators provided a total of 280 Pay TV channels by September 2015, according to recent research from Jordan-based Arab Advisors Group.
As of October 2015 the Arab World’s four main satellite Pay TV operators, OSN, beIN Sports, Al Majd and MyHD offered a combined total of 280 channels. OSN is the leader in terms of the number of offered channels.
Expectedly, beIN Sports offers the highest number of sports Pay TV channels with 21 sports channels.
Three of the four Pay TV providers also offer HD channels: OSN, beIN Sports and MyHD. OSN and MyHD offered 55 and 53 HD channels, respectively, while beIN Sports provided 20 HD channels.
“By September 2015, the four Pay TV providers offered 280 channels. OSN had the highest number with 162 channels (including the 3 pay-per-view channels and two On Demand channels), MyHD came in second with 84 channels. beIN Sports offered 21 channels, while Al Majd TV provided 13 channels,” Ms. Hiba Al Atiyat, Arab Advisors senior research analyst wrote in the report.
“The total air time per month for the four pay TV providers reached 201,600 hours. OSN and MyHD had a 57.9% and 30% share of the total air time, respectively, while beIN Sports’ market share of the total air time reached 7.5%. As for Al Majd, it stood at 4.6% by end of September 2015,” Al-Atiyat stated.