Starzplay hires Tony Saab to lead content and strategic partnerships

Starzplay Arabia has appointed Tony Saab as senior vice president of content and strategic partnerships.

Saab will be tasked with developing and implementing content acquisition and original production strategies to further boost Starzplay’s library. His role includes all aspects of content- acquisition, programming, and production for various genres, including movies, series, documentaries, sports, and kids’ content.

He will also be in charge of building and renewing strategic relationships with regional as well as global players.

Saab was previously positioned at Intigral for 13 years, heading content and production, as well as overseeing and leading content acquisition. He was also responsible for managing the operational and technology capability of Intigral’s IPTV and OTT broadcast operations.

His other previous stints include senior positions at Sharjah Media Corporation and Rotana.

Commenting on the appointment Maaz Sheikh, CEO and co-founder, Starzplay, said: “It’s an exciting time for Starzplay as we continue our focus on offering premium and original content to our subscribers. We are looking at a positive growth curve this year and its imperative that it is backed by strong content acquisition strategy which will further strengthen our position in the region. Tony comes with an extensive experience and an unmatched talent to make impactful programming choices. His in-depth industry knowledge will further cement Starzplay as the region’s leading streaming service delivering unmatched content.”

Saab added: “Over the years Starzplay has evolved as the leading platform for subscribers across the region offering relevant and a diverse array of content, all on a single platform. The appetite for compelling content is always evolving and therefore as a leading streaming service in the region, we will continue to offer the most sought-after content across every genre. I am excited to join Starzplay to support its dynamic journey and look forward to advancing the content portfolio to make Starzplay as the platform of choice for subscribers across the MENA region.”

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