99% of Bahrain homes have satellite TV

Nearly every home in Bahrain has satellite TV according to a new survey recently highlighted in the Bahrain newspaper Gulf Daily, reports Broadband TV News.
The Bahrain Media Survey 2008, which was undertaken by the Arab Advisers Group, says that there are now satellite receivers in 98.9% of Bahrain’s households and that 26% of viewers watch pay-TV.
The fieldwork for the survey was conducted between August 9th-20th 2008, by face-to-face interviews with 550 respondents from different households.
47.6% of male TV viewers said they watched sport, compared with 20.8% of female viewers.
Free-to-air satellite TV is also popular, but sports content is the main driver for pay-TV subscriptions
Source: Broadband TV News
Item added: 27th October 2008

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