Starzplay Arabia

StarzPlay secures Rugby World Cup 2023 rights, with new pop-up channel

MENA streaming platform StarzPlay has been awarded the exclusive local broadcast rights to the Rugby World Cup 2023, which gets underway in September.  StarzPlay will livestream all 48 matches of the seven-week tournament on its new streaming pop-up channel StarzPlay Sports Rugby World Cup which is to launch on September 1. The channel will also […]

Starzplay to expand football content with Starzplay Fantasy Sports game

Streaming service Starzplay Arabia is to expand its sport content offering in the MENA region with the addition of its free-to-play Web 3.0 football game Starzplay Fantasy Sports. The football prediction game launches ahead of the new Serie A 2023/24 season exclusively on the Starzplay Sports. While watching live matches, players of Starzplay Fantasy Sports […]

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’ […]

Starzplay to invest in Arabic content for younger audience

Dubai-based Starzplay is on the lookout for Arabic scripted shows skewing towards a younger adult demographic as it pushes into original content. Starzplay co-founder and CEO Maaz Sheikh said that that the MENA streamer is particularly looking to appeal to the “17 to 35-year-old segment”, speaking to DTVE sister title TBI at the Media & […]

E-Vision owner and Abu Dhabi investors to take majority stake in Starzplay Arabia

The owner of Middle East pay-TV operator E-Vision and Abu Dhabi-based investment group ADQ is to acquire a majority stake in MENA streamer Starzplay Arabia. A consortium, led by E-Visions telecoms parent e& (fka Etisalat Group), has struck a binding agreement to take a 57% stake in the SVOD, with the deal valuing the company […]

Shahid launches first original drama as MENA SVOD battle intensifies

The battle for Middle Eastern SVOD subscribers intensified this week with the news that MBC Group’s VOD platform Shahid is poised to air its first original drama series on November 27. Called El Diva the new show explores the world of talent-spotting and stars Cyrine Abdel Nour in the lead role. Nour has previously starred […]