OTT Video Services Market, MENA, 2017–2022

OTT Video Services Market, MENA, 2017–2022

Market Growing with Rising Connectivity, Strategic Bundling and Influx of Regional Content

RELEASE DATE
26-Sep-2018
REGION
South Asia, Middle East & North Africa
Research Code: 9AC1-00-34-00-00
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Description

The OTT video market in the MENA region is at the cusp of mass adoption owing to the ever-expanding internet connectivity and smartphone usage. The market is still evolving in terms of content offerings and business models as the region hosts a diverse demography. However, the volatile geopolitical situation has dampened socioeconomic progress in the last fiscal, making the overall economy and this industry sluggish. MENA is a highly attractive market for existing and new participants considering its population and diverse demography. The growth in Internet penetration, supplemented by the explosive adoption of smartphones, has augmented OTT video consumption in the region, with government initiatives further supporting a holistic digital transformation. Challenges for this market include rampant piracy, influx of illegal platforms (linear and OTT) and non-uniform connectivity, among others. There is a rising trend of new indie content produced exclusively for this market, by way of mobilising local talent and budding artists and providing them a launch pad for future productions. A number of local niche platforms are catering to specific target audiences, like sports, English content, new-age Arabic series and dubbed Asian content. Some of the incumbent broadcasters and Pay TV operators offer a vast content library across genres to meet the needs of all audience groups. The launch of global and local services has piqued the interest of active Internet users, paving the way for growth in the subscription for these services in the next few years. Telecom bundling remains the most widely used platform for collecting subscription fees due to the slow uptake of online payments and wallets. Strategic bundling of services between ISPs, telcos and OTT platforms is the trending business model to encourage paid subscription for premium content.

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Research Scope

This research study includes the following segments:

  • Scope: Over-the-top (OTT) video viewing, live streaming, segmented by viewership, business models, smartphone usage, social media interaction, content patterns
  • Geographic scope: Middle East, Levant, GCC
  • Revenue, subscriber analysis and forecasts, drivers and restraints for the MENA OTT video market.
  • For the purposes of this study, a comprehensive market analysis was done for the following: OTT platforms, value-added features, content patterns, TVOD, SVOD, video consumption, Internet speeds and leading platforms.

Key Issues Addressed

  • What is the growth opportunity for OTT video services in MENA?
  • Who are the leading OTT video services operators in the market?
  • What is the revenue and subscription growth opportunity for the OTT video services market?
  • What are the major drivers and restraints for the market?
  • What are the key markets and emerging markets in the region?
  • What are the growth opportunities among broadcasters, distributors and content owners?

Table of Contents

Executive Summary

Trends to Watch

Research Scope

Market Classification

Current and Future Outlook

Key Questions this Study will Answer

Economic Scenario

Key Economic Developments

Population Demography

Leading Ecosystem Participants

Internet Scenario in MENA

Mobile Internet Revolution

Average Internet Speeds in MENA Markets

Bandwidth Costs and Affordability

Broadband Initiatives

OTT Video Platforms—Market Competition Intensifies

Telecom Operators—The Enablers and Promoters

Telecom Partnerships—The Way Forward

Payment Modes

Revenue Models

Sports Dominance

Content Patterns

KSA—Recent Reforms

Localisation

B2B2C Strategy

Rise of Initiatives

Global Companies

Local Platforms

Istikana—Case Study

Market Drivers

Market Restraints

Forecast Methodology

OTT Video Services Market—Revenue Forecast

OTT Video Services Market—Viewer Forecast

OTT Video Services Market—Subscription Forecast

OTT Video Services Market—Subscription Revenue Forecast

Growth Opportunity 1—Regional/Vernacular Content

Growth Opportunity 2—Content Protection Solutions

Growth Opportunity 3—Strategic Bundling

Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth

The Last Word

Legal Disclaimer

Acknowledgements

List of Exhibits

List of Exhibits (continued)

The Frost & Sullivan Story

Value Proposition—Future of Your Company & Career

Global Perspective

Industry Convergence

360º Research Perspective

Implementation Excellence

Our Blue Ocean Strategy

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The OTT video market in the MENA region is at the cusp of mass adoption owing to the ever-expanding internet connectivity and smartphone usage. The market is still evolving in terms of content offerings and business models as the region hosts a diverse demography. However, the volatile geopolitical situation has dampened socioeconomic progress in the last fiscal, making the overall economy and this industry sluggish. MENA is a highly attractive market for existing and new participants considering its population and diverse demography. The growth in Internet penetration, supplemented by the explosive adoption of smartphones, has augmented OTT video consumption in the region, with government initiatives further supporting a holistic digital transformation. Challenges for this market include rampant piracy, influx of illegal platforms (linear and OTT) and non-uniform connectivity, among others. There is a rising trend of new indie content produced exclusively for this market, by way of mobilising local talent and budding artists and providing them a launch pad for future productions. A number of local niche platforms are catering to specific target audiences, like sports, English content, new-age Arabic series and dubbed Asian content. Some of the incumbent broadcasters and Pay TV operators offer a vast content library across genres to meet the needs of all audience groups. The launch of global and local services has piqued the interest of active Internet users, paving the way for growth in the subscription for these services in the next few years. Telecom bundling remains the most widely used platform for collecting subscription fees due to the slow uptake of online payments and wallets. Strategic bundling of services between ISPs, telcos and OTT platforms is the trending business model to encourage paid subscription for premium content. What makes Frost & Sullivan's deliverables unique? Frost & Sullivan provides one of the most comprehensive market segmentation chai
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