Strong growth in FM radio stations raises the number of local, private stations
06 April 2008
INTERNATIONAL. New Arab Advisors Group’s research has revealed that 307 local FM radio stations currently broadcast in 18 Arab countries.
The regional landscape varies between countries in the number and ownership of the FM radio stations: Algeria and the UAE have the highest number of local government-owned FM radio stations while Palestine, Iraq and Lebanon have the highest number of private local radio stations. The research revealed nine regional radio stations that broadcast on FM frequencies in multiple countries. These regional stations raise the total of FM radio stations to 316 FM radio stations in the 18 covered countries.
The report 'FM Radio in the Arab World 2008' was released to the Arab Advisors Group’s Media Strategic Research Service subscribers last week. This report can be purchased from the Arab Advisors Group for US$950. The 73-page report, which has 40 detailed exhibits, provides a detailed analysis of the FM radio regulations and landscape in the 18 Arab countries of Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, UAE and Yemen. The report includes analysis and profiles of the main FM radio stations (private and state owned) in the region.
“State-owned FM radio stations in the Arab world still outnumber private FM radio stations, although the number of private ones has grown rapidly and is approaching the number of state-owned radio stations,” Firas El Farr, Arab Advisors research analyst wrote in the report. “There are 157 local state-owned radio stations in the 18 covered countries, and 150 local private FM radio stations.”
“Algeria, Palestine and Iraq have the highest number of local radio stations and contributed the most in the total number of radio stations. Both Iraq and Lebanon, with no state-owned radio stations, contributed 42%
of the total growth in local FM radio stations in the covered countries,” El Farr added.
07 aprile 2008
Le nazioni arabe ascoltano l'FM
Un dettagliato studio di Arab Advisors Group, società di consulenza agli investimenti nei Paesi arabi analizza il mercato delle stazioni FM. Sono più di 300 in 18 nazioni, incluse alcune radio che operano su scala regionale, in paesi diversi. Poco meno della metà sono commerciali e il loro valore pubblicitario comincia a essere interessante a causa della popolarità del mezzo.