STARZPLAY is a subscription video on demand service that streams Hollywood movies, documentaries, kids’ entertainment, same-time-as-the-US series – plus dedicated Arabic content – to 20 countries across MENA and Pakistan. MENA region’s leading OTT service carries thousands of premium English and Arabic content.
An independent, Dubai headquartered, high growth start-up, STARZPLAY has seen phenomenal year on year growth since its inception in 2014, backed by the support of multiple investors and partners. Reaching over 1.8 million subscribers as well as securing $125 million in three rounds of funding. Major investors include STARZ/Lionsgate, (40%), SSGA – formerly GE Asset Management (40%), SEQ and Delta Partners as well as Founders/Management (20%).
STARZPLAY allows subscribers to watch its full HD and 4K content via diverse internet-enabled devices, smart TVs and game consoles, and is widely available on regional IPTV services. Its iOS and Android apps – installed on more than six million devices – also allow downloads for offline playback.
The platform has secured tie ups with a host of leading, global studios including Disney/ Fox, Warner Bros, 20th Century Fox, Universal and Paramount. To strengthen diversity and choice, STARZPLAY recently entered into two strategic partnerships with Discovery and Abu Dhabi Media. STARZPLAY’s existing and potential subscribers can watch discovery+ content within a dedicated branded area across all STARZPLAY platforms and enjoy Discovery’s wide range of exclusive content. Additionally, subscribers now have access to all UFC Live events and an extensive VOD content library of previous fights, shows, interviews, and special content such as Dana White’s Contender Series. STARZPLAY is open to collaborate with potential content partners looking for expansion in the MENA market and would be happy to stream their content as an add-on on the platform. Having secured various deals in Asia, STARZPLAY is also active in technical platform licensing space.