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VOD subscriptions in MENA to more than double by 2024

Subscription video-on-demand use will more than double in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, including Turkey, between 2018 and 2024, according to Digital TV Research.  The company predicts there will be 26.51 million SVOD subscriptions by 2024, up from 11.31 million at the end of 2018, where an SVOD subscriber can have more […]

Starzplay to launch in France, Italy and Spain

Lionsgate-owned subscription video-on-demand service Starzplay has struck agreements to launch branded channels in France, Italy and Spain following its earlier launches in the UK and Germany. Starzplay launched on Amazon Channels in the UK and Germany in May, bringing shows such as Vida and Sweetbitter and popular series such as Boss, Party Down, Survivor’s Remorse and Swedish Dicks to subscribers in those countries. “We’re […]

Starzplay launches on Amazon Channels in UK and Germany

Amazon is set to add Starzplay, from US TV Network and Lionsgate Company Starz, in the UK and Germany. European viewers will now have the opportunity to view exclusive Starz series in one place, including new Starz originals also launching today in the US. Viewers can now get a hold of new shows Vida and Sweetbitter and popular series […]

Starz Play agrees deal with Intigral

Starz Play has agreed a three-year deal with Intigral, a provider of IP video products and billing services in the MENA region. The agreement will make Starz Play’s content library available through Intigral’s Jawwy TV box and application, allowing subscribers to access 10,000 hours of on-demand content across devices. “Intigral is one of the renowned […]

Starz Play claims more MENA market share than Netflix

Starz Play claims to have more market share in the Middle East and North Africa than rivals Netflix and Icflix. Citing IHS Markit stats that coincide with Starz Play’s third anniversary, the subscription video-on-demand player said it accounts for 26% of the MENA OTT market, compared to Netflix’s 16% and Icflix’s 11%. Starz Play also […]

Starz Play agrees new Etisalat deal

Starz Play has agreed a new five-year deal with Etisalat, which will distribute the Middle East and North Africa SVOD service via TV and mobile across its territories. The deal was agreed between Starz Play and Etisalat-owned content aggregator E-Vision and marks an extension of an existing partnership between the two companies. The partnership will allow […]

Starz Play launches in LG Smart TVs

Middle East and North African streaming service, Starz Play, is now available as an app on selected LG Smart TVs in the MENA region. Starz Play COO and co-founder Danny Bates said that the partnership confirms the SVOD’s service’s ongoing efforts to up customer satisfaction. “With smart TVs being one of our viewers’ favorite streaming […]

IHS Markit: Netflix and Amazon struggling in Middle East

Netflix and Amazon are struggling to make headway in the Middle East and will together take just 21% of the local subscription video on-demand market this year, according to IHS Markit. According to the analyst group, a lack of localisation resulted in a relatively weak entrance, leaving the pair with just a fifth of the […]

Starz Play agrees deal with Orange Egypt

Middle East and North African subscription video-on-demand  service, Starz Play, has partnered with Orange Egypt. The deal gives Orange Egypt customers access to six months’ of access to the SVOD service, which features some 6,500 hours of content – including Hollywood movies and some TV shows that appear on the service on the same day […]

Over-the-top revenues to quadruple in MENA region

Over-the-top video revenues in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are set to more than quadruple between 2016 and 2022, according to new research. Digital TV Research predicts that OTT TV episodes and movies will generate revenues of US$1.75 billion by 2022, up from US$428 million in 2016, as subscription video-on-demand’s dominance over the […]