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Tue 27 Feb 2018 12:46 PM
Starz Play

Headquarters Dubai

Year established 2015

Sector Media

Starz Play is a subscription video on demand service that offers access to thousands of blockbuster Hollywood movies, TV shows, documentaries, children’s entertainment and same-day-as-the-US series – plus dedicated Arabic and Bollywood content – to 19 countries across the Middle East and North Africa.

Starz Play is operated by Playco Entertainment FZ, an international media player headquartered in Dubai, where its triple-digit-strong team of sales, marketing and media technology professional are based. In addition, there is a fully-fledged development office in Spain’s capital, Madrid. The company has raised $125m in funding with State Street Global Advisors, the world’s third largest asset manager, and media and technology investment firms SEQ Capital Partners and Delta Partners.

The Starz Play service provides full HD and 4K content sourced from some of the most important studios in the entertainment business, such as 20th Century Fox, CBS, Disney, Lionsgate, Paramount, Showtime, Sony, Starz, Universal and Warner Bros. Developed exclusively for the MENA region, Starz Play also features one-click Arabic subtitling plus Arabic and French audio options.

Content can be accessed on iOS or Android devices, Mac and PC. It also streams via Apple TV, Chromecast, a PS4 console or Samsung smart TV, and through IPTVs.