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The Popularity of VoD Industry is Uprising in UAE

Streaming services have completely changed the dynamics of the media & entertainment industry in UAE. With more & more millennials opting for on-demand video streaming services, the traditional TV sector is expected to disappear over the next 5-7 years. Maaz Sheikh, Starz Play, CEO said: “Traditional TV will phase out once millennials become the decision …

Video Streaming Starz Play planning to expand Internationally

Video streaming service, Starz Play has planned to expand its reach across the international market. To make the streaming service available beyond the MENA region, Starz has decided to grow a stronger integration with Lionsgate. On this integration, the CEO of Lionsgate, Jon Feltheimer, has stated, this will let Starz “scale effectively across multiple territories …

MENA to have more On-Demand Entertainment through Starz Play

MENA region’s on-demand video streaming service Starz Play will continue to grow more in 2019 with the launch of 50 fresh shows. Maaz Sheikh, the co-founder and CEO of Starz Play has stated that most of their new launches will be exclusive which will be streamed on the same day and time as in the …

Samsung releases SmartPack for MENA’s growing demand for VOD

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are experiencing a growing hunger for Video-on-Demand (VOD) contents. And to meet their expectations, Samsung Electronics has recently announced the release of a SmartPack. This platform will provide the consumers with an extensive range of contents which will include movies, TV shows, and many other premium videos on …

Mobily and Starz Play sign strategic deal for new VoD platform

Saudi Arabian telecommunications services company, Mobily has struck a partnership deal with Starz Play for providing the best Bollywood and Hollywood blockbuster productions through its VoD platform. The video-on-demand service in the MENA region, Starz Play has signed a new method of payment partnership to make its service accessible to millions of Mobily subscribers. With …

Starz Play races ahead of Netflix in MENA region

According to reports, Starz Play accounts for 26% of the total MENA OTT market share and left behind the streaming giant Netflix which holds a mere 16% share. Icflix, another SVOD platform stands third with 11% of the total OTT market share. Starz Play has also beaten Netflix in terms of revenue accounting for 28% …

Starz Play and Etisalat collaborate for content deal

Starz Play and Etisalat, the two UAE companies have inked a five-year deal that would see both players collaborating on technology and content. Etisalat, one of the largest telecom providers in UAE, already carries Starz Play’s subscription VOD offer on its IPTV and mobile platforms through E-Vision. Etisalat currently operates telecommunications services in Saudi Arabia, …

Orange Maroc to plunge into VOD service

Moroccan telecom company, Orange Maroc is all set to offer its own VOD service and make the service available to its pre-and post-paid mobile subscribers. The VOD service will cater film and series in Arabic, French, and English. Also, the company could commission its own content in future as quoted by Régis Deliere, head of …

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