Thousands of Dreambox users in Bahrain only have about a month left before they will be permanently cut off from all premium Asian entertainment channels, said a top official.
'Pehla had earlier switched to new Viaccess platform during
Pirate satellite broadcasters and their customers in Bahrain are being dealt another major blow, with Asian programme provider Pehla switching to new encryption technology in a matter of weeks.
It is following in the footsteps of UAE broad
News and current affairs channels have the highest average advertising rates amongst FTA (free-to-air) satellite channels in the Arab world, said a report.
The average advertising rates of free-to-air satellite news and current affairs cha
The growth in the number of free to air (FTA) satellite channels targeting the Arab region is slowing down, said a report.
The FTA landscape added 13 channels between March 2009 and April 2010, compared to the 104 channels added between Au
Illegal satellite users outnumber legitimate subscribers in Bahrain by five to one, according to the region's largest subscription-based provider.
The extent of illegal Dreambox usage is so severe that it is forcing broadcasting giant Orb
Terrestrial TV still has a solid audience base in Kuwait with 46.9 per cent of households stating that they tune into it.
Still, this percentage is much lower than the 94.2 per cent who own satellite TV receivers, according to a survey by