An Overview of IPTV in the Arab
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Table of Contents

Section I: Executive Summary..............................................................................
List of Exhibits

Exhibit 1: An overview of IPTV in the Arab World .............................................. 2
Exhibi...
Exhibit A 11: Du’s IPTV channels for Orbit packages .........................................51
Exhibit A 12: Du’s IPTV ch...
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An Overview of IPTV in the Arab World

  1. 1. An Overview of IPTV in the Arab World Arab Advisors Group Media Strategic Research Service May 2009 Analyst: Faten Bader Arab Advisors Group A member of the Arab Jordan Investment Bank Group PO Box 2374 Amman 11821 - Jordan Tel. 962.6.5828849 Fax. 962.6.5828809 arabadvisors@arabadvisors.com www.arabadvisors.com This report has been delivered to Client as part of the subscription to the Arab Advisors Group Media Strategic Research Service to be used exclusively by its employees.
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  3. 3. Table of Contents Section I: Executive Summary........................................................................................... 1 Section II: An overview of IPTV ........................................................................................ 3 Definition ................................................................................................... 3 Video on Demand (VoD)............................................................................... 3 Triple Play .................................................................................................. 3 Advantages of Triple Play ............................................................................. 4 Section III: IPTV in the Arab World................................................................................... 5 Algeria....................................................................................................... 6 Bahrain...................................................................................................... 7 Egypt ........................................................................................................ 8 Jordan ....................................................................................................... 9 Kuwait ......................................................................................................10 Lebanon....................................................................................................11 Morocco ....................................................................................................12 Oman .......................................................................................................13 Qatar .......................................................................................................15 Saudi Arabia..............................................................................................16 Tunisia .....................................................................................................19 United Arab Emirates ..................................................................................20 Yemen ......................................................................................................25 Appendix........................................................................................................................... 26 IPTV packages’ channels – Algeria ................................................................26 IPTV packages’ channels – Jordan.................................................................27 IPTV packages’ channels – Morocco ..............................................................28 IPTV packages’ channels – Qatar ..................................................................30 IPTV packages’ channels – UAE ....................................................................32
  4. 4. List of Exhibits Exhibit 1: An overview of IPTV in the Arab World .............................................. 2 Exhibit 2: ISPs (with VoIP licenses) in Algeria March 2009 ................................ 6 Exhibit 3: EEPAD IPTV connection fees............................................................... 6 Exhibit 4: EEPAD IPTV packages’ fees ................................................................ 6 Exhibit 5: Batelco’s licenses ............................................................................... 7 Exhibit 6: Orange IPTV connection and package’s fees ....................................... 9 Exhibit 7: Orange ADSL fees (March 2009) ......................................................... 9 Exhibit 8: FTTH project progress by the end of 2008 .........................................10 Exhibit 9: Maroc Telecom’s IPTV connection fees ..............................................12 Exhibit 10: Maroc Telecom’s IPTV packages’ fees ..............................................12 Exhibit 11: Qtel’s IPTV connection fees .............................................................15 Exhibit 12: Qtel’s IPTV packages’ fees...............................................................15 Exhibit 13: Service providers in Saudi that hold licenses that permits them to offer IPTV....................................................................................................16 Exhibit 14: Etihad Atheeb Telecom planned services .........................................18 Exhibit 15: Etisalat IPTV connection fees ..........................................................20 Exhibit 16: E-Vision’s “All-in-One” fees .............................................................20 Exhibit 17: E-Vision’s IPTV packages’ fees ........................................................21 Exhibit 18: A La Carte channels’ rates ...............................................................22 Exhibit 19: Du’s IPTV fees .................................................................................23 Exhibit 20: Du’s “Home Plus Package” fees .......................................................23 Exhibit 21: Du’s IPTV packages and rates..........................................................24 Exhibit A 1: EEPAD’s IPTV channels for Assilabox..............................................26 Exhibit A 2: Orange’s IPTV channels..................................................................27 Exhibit A 3: Maroc Telecom’s packages’ channels ..............................................28 Exhibit A 4: Qtel’s IPTV packages’ channels ......................................................30 Exhibit A 5: E-Vision’s IPTV channels for E-Vision and Showtime packages .......32 Exhibit A 6: E-Vision’s IPTV channels for the e-Pehla packages .........................36 Exhibit A 7: E-Vision’s IPTV channels for e-Firstnet , ART Cable and TFC Cable packages .....................................................................................................40 Exhibit A 8: E-Vision’s IPTV channels for Orbit-Cable packages .........................43 Exhibit A 9: E-Vision’s radio channels included in the IPTV package ..................46 Exhibit A 10: Du’s IPTV channels for Basic and Family and Entertainment packages .....................................................................................................48
  5. 5. Exhibit A 11: Du’s IPTV channels for Orbit packages .........................................51 Exhibit A 12: Du’s IPTV channels for Showtime packages ..................................52 Exhibit A 13: Du’s IPTV channels for Firstnet and Pehla packages .....................53 Exhibit A 14: Du’s IPTV channels for ART packages ...........................................54

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