Pay-TV operators in MENA offer a total of 280 channels

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New research and analysis by the Arab Advisors Group reveals that as of October 2015 the four satellite pay- TV operators, broadcasting from the region, offered a combined total of 280 channels, with OSN the leader in terms of the number offered. 

Four satellite pay-TV providers broadcast from the Arab World. Namely: Orbit Showtime Network (OSN), beIN Sports, Al Majd and MyHD. Expectedly, beIN Sports offers the highest number of sports Pay TV channels with 21 sports channels.

Three of these 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,” explains Ms. Hiba Al Atiyat, Arab Advisors Senior Research Analyst.

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