Abu Dhabi, UAE; April 28, 2023: STARZPLAY, ranked consistently among the region’s top three subscription video on demand services, today announced it has signed a landmark deal with Sky News Arabia, a leading pan-Arab news network.
The channel carriage deal adds Sky News Arabia to the growing roster of news and entertainment available on STARZPLAY. Since its inception in 2012, Sky News Arabia has become a leading news outlet for Arabic-speaking audiences, with a strong audience for its business coverage, daily sports analysis, and current affairs. The channel brings 24/7 breaking news using cutting-edge broadcast technologies including studios that use virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technology, which is a regional first, and gives Sky News Arabia the most progressive newsroom in the Middle East and North Africa.
STARZPLAY will distribute Sky News Arabia through telecommunication partners across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, making it available to all their subscribers and greatly increasing the visibility of Sky News Arabia in the marketplace.
Nart Bouran, CEO of Sky News Arabia and International Media Investments, said: “At Sky News Arabia, we constantly endeavor to find new ways of delivering fast, credible news to Arab viewers, wherever they may be. In line with this, we recognize the importance of reaching audiences across streaming platforms, and we are pleased to partner with STARZPLAY as one of the leaders in that space who will enable us to engage with a wider segment of audiences across the MENA region.”
Danny Bates, CCO and co-founder of STARZPLAY, said: “We are delighted to announce our new partnership with Sky News Arabia, a leading multi-platform news network with extensive reach across the Arab world. We consider this partnership very significant as it will unlock the full market potential on channel distribution. It will also open a new customer base and grow the news content market across the MENA region. We look forward to offering more captivating content on our platform.”
With thousands of hours of premium content including the best western content, Arabic shows, Turkish favourites, anime, and live sports, STARZPLAY is available in 19 countries across the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan for fans to enjoy quality content anytime, anywhere, and from any device.