Organised by BroadcastPro ME, the conference brought together 120 industry professionals to tackle threats posed by piracy to stakeholders in the MENA region.
New report from Deltatre forecasts 2021 to be the tipping point for OTT Sports as investment in real-time engagement features is expected to cause 24% uplift in subscriber acquisition as ‘freemium’ model becomes more prevalent
A 2018 report from Flanders Investment and Trade has pegged the entertainment industry in KSA to reach $4.7bn annually if expected investments are made in the sector.
In the US, subscription OTT revenues actually surpassed theatrical revenues in 2017, and the UK is expected to follow suit by the end of 2018. In China the tipping point almost certain to happen in 2019.
The latest research from Strategy Analytics’ Connected Home Devices service also forecasts that more than 600m homes will own an Ultra HD TV by 2023.
In addition, 70% of games' subscribers watched streamed video (eg Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and YouTube) several times a day compared to 56% for the average user.
The progress report presented at the MENA Broadcast Satellite Anti-piracy Coalition meeting, held in Amsterdam during IBC2018, indicates growing collaboration between governments, regulators, industry and advertisers. A total of 242 channels have been taken off-air across MENA from 2014 to 2018, 47...
According to Nielsen, 89% of the total UAE population tuned into radio every week in third-quarter of 2018, which is 2% fewer (221,000 listeners) in reach compared to the previous quarter.
Major advertisers have shifted ad spend away from digital advertising towards TV, audio and ecommerce, citing digital advertising’s lack of efficiency and concerns over brand security and fraud.
The Gulf region will see the development of more than 1,000 new cinema screens in the next three to five years, as developers and cinema operators have announced massive investment plans at the MENA Cinema Forum.
The total number of TV subscriptions will reach 1.51bn by the end of this year, up by 38% from 1.09bn in 2015, according to new figures from Digital TV Research.
Video was found to be almost 58% of the total downstream volume of traffic on the internet as per the 1H 2018 Global Internet Phenomena Report by network intelligence solutions provider, Sandvine.
The survey quantified the volume and value of unlicensed software installed on PCs in addition to surveying more than 22,500 consumers and employees in 32 countries.
These findings were part of the 2018 Pay-TV Innovation Forum published by content protection and multiscreen television solutions provider, Nagra, in partnership with MTM, a research and strategy consultancy.
This research looked at P2P and web video trends in 19 high piracy countries: US, Russia, France, Germany, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Greece and India, among others.
The research study recommends that broadcasters apply new technologies to provide immersive content via a premium media channel.
Social media posts with videos attract more followers as per a study presented by Mansour Al Ameri, a PhD student at the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU).