Pay TV: Platform and operator breakdown
BEIN MEDIA, OSN AND ETISALAT LEAD THE PAY TV MARKET
t #F*/ 4QPSUT PXOFE CZ #F*/ .FEJB (SPVQ BOE 04/ IBWF CFFO the MENA region’s two largest pay TV operators since 2010. Both operators increased their primary satellite subscriber bases in 2015 by around 10%. t 'PS "M .BKE B TBUFMMJUF PQFSBUPS PGGFSJOH DPOTFSWBUJWF GBNJMZ and religious entertainment, 2015 was a stable year that saw subscriptions increase by 2%. For MY-HD, another niche operator, 2015 was a difficult year, in which the company performed below expectations. t &UJTBMBU JT UIF SFHJPO T MBSHFTU *157 PQFSBUPS XJUI subscribers at the end of 2015. Saudi operator STC was the fastest growing in the year though, boosting subscribers by 60% to 279,00. We expect it to narrow the gap with Etisalat over the next five years.