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Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Media Stats

Definitions

STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Broadcast media broadcast media are state-controlled; state-run TV operates 4 networks; Saudi Arabia is a major market for pan-Arab satellite TV broadcasters; state-run radio operates several networks; multiple international broadcasters are available 2007
Households with television 98.68% 2002 9th out of 142
Internet > Fixed broadband Internet subscribers per 1000 69.49 2012 86th out of 188
Internet > Internet users > Per 100 people 54 2012 75th out of 201
Internet > Internet users per thousand people 531.88 2013 79th out of 205
Internet > Users per 1000 239.24 2007 70th out of 149
Internet users 9.77 million 2009 30th out of 206
News Agencies > List of news agencies

Saudi Press Agency (SPA) - state-run, English-language pages

Elaph - Saudi-owned pan-Arab news site, based in London

Sabq - news site

2013
Personal computers > Per capita 376.22 per 1,000 people 2004 24th out of 155
Radio > List of radio stations

Saudi Radio - state-run

MBC FM - private

2013
Telecoms > Mobile cellular subscriptions > Per 100 people 184.68 2012 7th out of 200
Telephones > Mobile cellular > Per capita 1,028.26 per 1,000 people 2007 38th out of 162
Television > List of TV stations

Saudi TV - state-run, operates four networks, including news network Al-Ikhbariya

2013
Television receivers > Per capita 262.29 per 1,000 people 1997 59th out of 178
Televisions per 1000 223.17 2003 77th out of 191

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; World Development Indicators database; International Telecommunication Union, World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report and database. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; International Telecommunication Union, World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report and database, and World Bank estimates.; Wikipedia: List of countries by number of Internet users (Calculated using penetration rate and population data from "Countries and Areas Ranked by Population: 2012" , Population data, International Programs, U.S. Census Bureau, retrieved 26 June 2013). Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; Internet World Stats, June 30, 2010; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; CIA World Factbook, December 2003. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

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"Saudi Arabia Media Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Saudi-Arabia/Media

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