03 October 2016

The Arab Advisors Group released the updated report on the Arabic reality TV shows aired in 2015/March 2016. The report overviews a total of 34 Arabic reality TV shows covered in ten FTA channels, namely: Bedaya TV, LBCI, MBC1, MBC3, MBC4, MTV Lebanon, Toyour Al Jannah, Dubai TV, Sama Dubai and Roya TV. The report reveals that out of the 34 Reality TV shows analyzed, 25 were locally produced; the remaining 9 shows are licensed from companies owning the rights to the licensed format.

The increasing competition among satellite TV channels placed pressure on the Arab TV industry to offer new and quality content to maintain and withdraw viewers and advertisers. Reality TV’s attraction lies in its relative novelty to audience as well as its lower costs of production as participants are mainly regular people and not highly paid movie and TV stars.

A new report, Arabic Reality TV Shows was released to the Arab Advisors Group’s Media Strategic Research Service subscribers on August 23, 2016. This report can be purchased from the Arab Advisors Group for only US$ 1,600. The 53-page report, which has 23 detailed exhibits, provides analysis of the reality TV landscape in the Arab world. The report includes analysis and profiles of thirty four major Arabic reality TV shows on ten FTA satellite TV channels during the period from January 2015 till end of March 2016, including the reality shows in production to be aired thereafter (the season 2015/2016). This includes locally produced as well as licensed-format-based reality TV shows. The content of the Arabic reality shows as well as the content of the original licensed format is discussed. The report points out the Arabic production companies that have played a role in the Arabic reality TV market. The report also covers the major key findings of Arab Advisors’ latest media survey conducted in Egypt in March and April 2016.

Please contact the Arab Advisors Group to get a copy of the report's Table of Contents.

Any investment in this report will count towards an annual Strategic Research Service subscription should the service be acquired within three months from purchasing the report.
According to Ms. Dina Khreisha, Arab Advisors Group research analyst “Arab Advisors’ latest survey revealed that 49.6% of the respondents reported watching reality TV shows and only 11% of which reported voting through SMS and IVR to one or more reality TV show”.

“Out of the total 34 analyzed reality TV shows aired in 2015/March 2016, 25 shows are original shows, whereas the remaining 9 are licensed formats from global companies. The report also points out the majority of 67.6% of the 34 analyzed reality TV shows have dedicated accounts on one or more social media platform, including: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube” Ms. Dina Khreisha added.

The Arab Advisors Group’s team of analysts in the region has produced close to 4,400 reports on the Arab World’s communications and media markets. The reports can be purchased individually or received through an annual subscription to Arab Advisors Group’s (www.arabadvisors.com) Strategic Research Services (Media and Telecom).

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