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Egyptian studios produced the majority of the Arab world’s television series, which aired for the first time in 2017 and first part of 2018, according to new research from Arab Advisors Group.
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Of 27 production houses analysed by the group in six popular content producing countries across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), 121 Arabic series aired for the first time in 2017 and during the first eight months of 2018. Of the total, 54 of these series – produced in Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Syria and the UAE – have aired between January and August this year.

Drama has proved the most popular type of programming, according to the report titled TV series Production Houses in the Arab World 2018.

“Arab Advisors Group’s analysis revealed that the majority of productions which aired for the first time in 2017 and the first eight months of 2018 are of the drama genre, constituting 51.5% and 32.4% of total productions, respectively,” said Yanal Alshaban, research analyst, Arab Advisors Group.