In addition, there is a website that helps readers examine the data more flexibly. Algerians are rioting the Egyptians are calling for change and Yemen is as unstable as ever. Most recently she was early morning presenter on World Business Report. Can the league survive and flourish in such an environment?
During Ramadan, advertisers concentrate their commercials on specific primetime slots — e. During that time Sally covered many momentous events, including G7 conferences, historic EU Summits and more recently the aftermath of September 11 and its effects on the financial markets and private investors.
And this is a dangerous sport. We find the most readers of magazines in the UAE and Lebanon, and almost two-thirds of all magazine titles, are produced in those two countries. For Consumer magazines, almost two-thirds of the circulation is in Arabic.
Also, performance rights revenues, which constitute a significant share of revenues for record companies, are virtually non-existent. IPTV digital services provided by telecommunications companies have also become popular.
While the majority of religious channels in the region are Sunni-affiliated, much of the growth in recent years has been in Shia and Christian channels.
Pan-Arab advertising has increased significantly in the last five years. But only a relatively small portion of advertising in MENA countries is administered by companies headquartered inside the region.
Among the non-scripted programs, those with a religious theme become more important. But that could be changing. She is an award-winning financial journalist and television presenter who has been covering financial news for the past seven years.
Previous research had suggested that regional audiences are both hungry for more media content reflecting their own culture and generally open to media from other parts of the world.
This is despite Arabic films claiming only a fraction of box office revenues overall throughout the region. The relatively border-blind nature of satellite broadcasting, the limited number of locations creating high production-value content, and a common regional language create the conditions for a strongly Pan-Arab TV industry, especially when it comes to advertising.
Compared to the total population of Arabic speakers, there is a disproportionately low number of Arabic language websites.
But rarely do they go for motorbikes. They have, however, experienced a decline of advertising revenues overall and as a share of the total ad spend by more than a fifth since — with the exception of two of our focus countries: But still, almost 90 percent of the revenue of MENA magazines comes from ads, compared to about only a third in the U.
More modern ways of marketing, such as branded content, mobile, and native advertising as well as programmatic buying of ads in the electronic media, are still in their infancy. These and other findings are presented in greater detail on the pages that follow.
Among modern media, movies and their production have a long tradition in MENA countries, together with cinema as their distribution platform. And what role do they have in mobilising governments to make those changes?
Similarly, Arabic remains the primary language of religious television, but the number of non-Arabic religious channels more than tripled from to Television and newspapers are the most important advertising platforms.
The number of religious FTA television channels grew by 50 percent between andkeeping pace with the increase in FTA channels overall. Within this general impression, however, we find a number of clear differences between the media and communication platforms investigated here: Like everywhere else in the world, the share of advertising revenues for magazines has recently decreased somewhat in the Middle East.
However, people have often been limited by the mass-market options available to them. Whereas worldwide nearly a quarter of live music revenues come from event sponsorships, in the Middle East this figure is estimated to be below 10 percent.
Jamie is married with four children and lives in Suffolk. Satellite remains the main method of transmission and reception. In fact, independent films are twice as likely to have female directors and originate in a far wider range of countries than their mainstream cinema counterparts.Our results point to shifts in the supply of regional media in the Middle East.
If the region’s media landscape was once associated with limited offerings and stagnation, these findings beg to differ. Middle East Business Report was a monthly half-hour programme broadcast globally on BBC World News; covering business stories across the Middle East.
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