Billboards for TV Ramadan series are seen in the streets of the Egyptian capital Cairo on May 15, 2018. AFP / MOHAMED EL-SHAHED
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Soaps and dramas normally unite binge-watching Arab audiences during Ramadan but this year an Egyptian series has been caught up in a bitter dispute with Saudi Arabia over one of its star actors.In the industry, Egypt, the Arab world's most populous nation, is the biggest market, with more than 100 million viewers inside and outside the country.Ahmad Saadeddine, art critic at the state-owned newspaper Al-Ahram, expected around 25 to 30 series to be aired this Ramadan on channels across the region.Ramadan series can be a very profitable venture.
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